Bristol Batala Performing at Monmouth Carnival 2016

From the Batala Bristol Facebook page, “Samba is the sound of the Brazilian carnival and samba reggae is a style from the north-eastern Brazilian state of Bahia. It’s a stripped down sound; no bells, no shakers, no whistles, just the raw, hypnotic groove of the drums.”

“Batala is an international collective of samba reggae groups. Batala Bristol was founded in May 2011 and is one of seven groups in the UK.”