DENDE NATION

Dendê Nation is a UK based Samba Reggae Bloco.

Samba Reggae is an Afro-Brazilian style of drumming, often seen out on the streets at carnival time, with costumes and dancers. A Bloco can be thought of as a group of people.

Influenced and inspired by the Bloco’s of Bahia in the North-East of Brazil, Dendê Nation’s founder, Mac, has worked tirelessly over the past 20 years studying, playing and conversing with Brazilian Masters, teachers and players of this art form to create Dendê Nation’s Samba Reggae sound. All grounded respectfully in the stirring and uplifting rhythms of Afro-Brazil.

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