Welcome to
Samba São Miguel!

Group on stage with porta-bandeira and flag in front
Photo: Teemu Nurminen
Tams playing on stage
Close-up on surdo players hands
Chocalho player in action on stage.
Photo: Jonas Söderström & Felix Nykvist

About Us

Originally from the Dala region, Samba São Miguel was founded in 1987 at the Sankt Mikael school in Mora which is where we get our name. The group later moved to Uppsala and is now based out of the iconic Västmanlands-Dala nation, one of the oldest and biggest student nations in Uppsala.

We strive to always be a place where anyone interested in samba can come to learn, play and have fun, regardless of prior knowledge or skill level. Our group is a mix of people from all over the world, students and non-students, those who have been playing for years and those who are new to samba; one thing we all share is a love for the vivid and energetic rhythms of Brazil!

Live performances and events

Together we perform at both public and private events in Sweden throughout the year, as well as participate in big samba festivals in Europe, such as in Coburg and Helsinki.

If you want to see more of us and our events, check out our social media below!

Dancers lined up
Tams in parade in Helsinki
Dancer getting ready for a parade
Photo: Felix Nykvist & Sixto Quintanilla

Join Us

We believe everyone should have the chance to experience samba, which is why our group is open to new members all year round, and don’t worry about having played before — we will teach you everything you need to know! We rehearse twice a week, as well as organize an open beginners’ group every autumn semester — check out our Facebook page for more information.

If you’re interested in playing with us or have other questions, send us a message at:
bateria@sambasaomiguel.se | Facebook


Whether it’s a smaller event or a large festival, a wedding or a company party, there’s always room for samba! Book us to kick-start the party, or as a surprise performance to give your guests an experience they won’t soon forget.

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The size of the bateria varies from 4 to 20 percussionists according to what works best for each event. A standard show is about 15 minutes long. Looking for something different?
Contact us — We may be able to adapt to your specific needs!