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Iu Axe
Drums and Movement, Samba Reggae style in Bristol

Ilu Axé, pronounced 'Eeloo Ashay' (and meaning drum/rhythm positive energy), is a dynamic and vibrant group of wonderful, beautiful, funky dancing Samba-Reggae drummers, based in Bristol, UK. Samba-Reggae is the powerful, sensual Carnaval music from Brazil's original capital city, the magical and very special Salvador da Bahia, it's a mix of Samba de Roda (the original Samba found around Salvador), Ijexa (Afoxé), Jamaican Reggae and the African rooted religious drumming found in Candomblé.

We're what's known as a Bloco (a group of drummers playing Afro-Brazilian Carnaval rhythms), and we combine traditional and original Samba-Reggae drumming, movement and songs.

We can be large or small, ten players to thirty-five, or if we combine with our sister group Ilu Axé Marseille, well then who knows, as many as fifty.

Ilu Axé is dance music, real, live, pumping Afro-dance music, so if you want funky and heavy drums and moves Afro-Brazilian style, then call us! If you want to join us, then sign up for one of our beginners courses and do what you've always wanted to do.

Confirmed Gigs in 2013

  • Saturday 20 April The Plantation, Bristol
  • Friday 17 May The Plantation, Bristol
  • Monday 27 May Tetbury Woolsack Races, Tetbury
  • Saturday 8 June Easter Compton Fair, Easter Compton
  • Mens Mental Health Week - workshop near the Welshback, early evening
  • Friday 14 June The Plantation, Bristol
  • Saturday 6th July St Pauls Carnival, Bristol
  • Saturday 13th July The Belvoir Street party
  • Thurs 25th to Sun 28th Womad
  • 9th-11th August Boomtown Festival (to be confirmed)
  • Saturday 17th August The Plantation, Bristol
  • Sat 14th September The Canteen, Bristol
  • Sat 28th September (daytime) Memory Walk for Alzheimers, Bristol
  • Sat 28th September (evening) The Plantation, Bristol
  • Sat 19th October The Plantation, Bristol

Additional Info

  • Live Band Type: Dance Bands, Drum Bands
  • Available For: Bars, Birthday Parties, Clubs, Concerts, Corporate Affairs/ Events, Grand Openings, Private Parties/Events, Street fairs / Festivals
  • Language(s): English

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • City / Region: London, Bristol
  • State:
  • Zip Code:
  • Will Travel?: Yes

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