Drumming, Wellness and Community in Warrington
Batida Rio is the first Samba percussion group in Warrington, North West UK, opening in 2021. It’s led by a small team of talented percussionists and drummers from the North West, with experience of playing live gigs, festivals, and parades for more than fifteen years. We focus on teaching and playing high energy music that’s accessible to all, regardless of skill level or background. Our music is a fusion of Afro-Brazilian samba reggae styles, crossed with funk, rock and dance to create our own unique and exciting sound. Batida Rio is about making great music, physical and mental well-being, supporting the wider Warrington community, and making friends! Come down to one of our regular sessions to learn more!
We’re looking for people of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. Whether you’ve played samba or percussion instruments before, or you’re looking to give a new hobby a go, our music is bigger than the sum of its parts. Don’t think you have rhythm? We’re going to prove you wrong! We have a wide range of instruments to try, and you’ll be encouraged to try all of them over time to find your favourite. The majority of our instruments are Surdo drums, snare drums, and a range of other Brazilian instruments.
You won’t need any equipment either; we have a full compliment of drums, percussion, straps and sticks. Dress for comfort, as you would a light workout session. We’re based in central Warrington; check our Contact Us section and sign up to our Newsletter for our current rehearsal venue.