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Afon Sistema

Get ready to be swept away by addictive beats and rich, hypnotic rhythms guaranteed to get you up on your feet. Afon Sistema play Maracatu, Samba’s earthier cousin from Northeastern Brazil, and from studying with the best musicians in Recife, their rhythms are authentic, with their own special Bristol flavour. Traditional songs with haunting harmonies and whirling dancers with dazzlingly colourful skirts complete the picture, making this a feast for all the senses. With over a decade of history, and previous winners of events such as Bath Carnival, St Paul’s Carnival & also International at a Maracatu event in France, Afon Sistema continue to liven up audiences across the country.