Oxiris, the Samba Band from Wirral have performed at many festivals, events and carnivals since their formation in 2002. They perform regularly throughout the North West. They have taken part in 'Fated', a feature film starring Craig Charles, Brendan McKay (Touching The Void) Michael Angelis, Kate Robbins, Lee Boardman (ex Coronation St) etc. For the latest info on the film visit Ace Films. View the credits here. Oxiris have been on BBC News Northwest also. To view 'screen shots' from this click here.
Samba drumming and dance gets everyone involved in a dynamic, fun, and educational activity. .The workshops are for beginners and no previous experience is necessary. As well as the weekly drumming and dance we hold various courses such as songs from the Brazilian culture, conga drumming, snare drum technique etc.. For more information about workshops follow this link. Then follow the 'maestre' and beat out the fabulous samba rhythms.
Oxiris perform exciting percussiive grooves in a variety of styles, from the 'batucada' carnival rhythms of Rio De Janerio to the Western Hip Hop and funk. Although primarily a percussion band we can incorporate a brass section upon request. The funky 'Oxiris Horns' will get you groovin! For a 'Flash' presentation of our set click on the image above. . The audio is an edited excerpt of 'Funky Camel' from our album 'Masque'
About this Website
This site is primarily about 'Oxiris - Wirral School of Samba'. - 'Oxiris' is the samba performance group and. The 'Wirral School of Samba' holds regular samba workshops and is for beginners upwards. The site also has a little relative information information about Brazilian drumming styles and Brazilian musicians.
Samba Dance and Drumming
Samba drumming, samba, dance and singing workshops from the Brazilan culture are being held at Oldershaw Schhol, Wallasey on monday evenings.. To book a place email us or phone (details on contact page).