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You can’t stop the beat!

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You can’t stop the beat!

You may hear the rhythms and sounds of an upbeat groove while you explore the Island’s festivities this summer… and you won’t be able to stop moving once you hear it!

FaT Samba (an abbreviation of Freshwater and Totland Samba) are based in Freshwater and Totland, on the Isle of Wight and are a strong community-based band, who create a loud and vibrant atmosphere wherever they play.

Their uplifting beats can be heard for miles (when the wind is blowing in the right direction) and their gig list encompasses many carnivals and special events.

They have played at events such as Yarmouth Old Gaffers, the Island Games, V-Dub Festival, Robin Hill events and Yarmouth Guy Fawkes parade. They will also be seen on the carnival circuit this summer – day time and illuminations, bringing a Brazilian Samba feel to communities all over the Island and for visitors.

They play various styles of Samba – Rio-style, Samba-Reggae, Afro-Cuban, Congado and Maracatu, with influences from other musical genres and they can’t wait to play in the outdoors this summer.

For more information about Fat Samba and where to find them playing, visit their website or pop on to their Facebook page

They look forward to seeing you dancing away at a carnival or event soon!


While FaT Samba is not a professional band, they welcome newcomers and will be restarting rehearsals on 5th September. So why not come along and join in? With practice and a smile, you could be carnival ready for 2023!



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