The Encontro Street Band Festival is an unabashed celebration of street band music - by street bands, for street bands!

BACK in 2019 for a third year running, The Encontro Street Band Festival is an unabashed celebration of street band music – by street bands, for street bands. An exciting co-production between Oi Musica and Glasgow’s notorious SambaYaBamba, the festival celebrates street and carnival music of all persuasions. We invite a plethora of UK and international bands to descend on Glasgow’s Merchant City, featuring all flavours of street drumming, carnival brass, marching band, New Orleans jazz, Afro-Brazilian percussion, straight up samba and more – bringing the spirit of hot dusty streets at carnival time right into the heart of Glasgow! We are delighted to per part of Merchant City Festival in Glasgow, a UNESCO city of music.


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