Europe's longest established Brazilian/Latin group & winner of

Best Musical Band in Brazilian International Press Awards


About Viramundo


Formed in 1989 VIRAMUNDO are Europe`s longest established

Brazilian/Latin band.

Led by British born guitarist/singer PAUL RUMBOL.

Paul has gathered together a glittering array of top

International performers in the last 20 years or so

& currently features some of the most talented Brazilian artists in


XAVIER OSMIR (percussion/vocals) ELISANGELA MAHOGANY (vocals)



GIULIANO PEREIRA (alto sax & flute) &

MARCELO ANDRADE (sax & flute)



Viramundo can augment to include keyboards, sax, trombone,

trumpet or full horn section.

The group often works with dancers: featuring spectacular

Carnival Samba costumes, sensual mulata dancers,

Capoeira (Brazilian Acrobatic Martial Art Dance),

Lambada, Afro-Brazilian Dance,

Brazilian North Eastern Folkloric dances and much more.


Viramundo also works together with the

OI BRASIL dance troupe featuring

ANTONIO (Tonhão do Pandeiro),

a fantastic performer from Rio de Janeiro who is a Dancer/ Juggler/

Percussionist & all round charismatic entertainer.



The band have recorded 5 cd's:



& in 2013 Paul Rumbol used all the members of the band to release

his solo cd REFLECTIONS.



2011 saw the band presented with the prestigious

Wom@tt Best of British Samba dancers uk award

for pioneering achievements in the United Kingdom

presenting African, Caribbean & Latin music & culture.


Viramundo have appeared in & recorded many TV broadcasts

over the years & have extensive experience playing festivals,

functions & clubs, University Balls & all the top hotels in the UK

and have also performed in France, Italy, Germany, Algeria,

Armenia, Sweden, Denmark & Singapore.

Recent engagements include the Bahrain Formula 1 event 2012

& entertainment for the Brazilian national football teams games.


They have also been chosen to play private functions for such

names as Mick Jagger, Madonna & Versace.

Band members have recorded with such diverse artists as

Basement Jaxx, Alcione, Carmel,

Airto Moreira, Stevie Winwood, Mica Paris, Da Lata & Ed Motta

to name but a few.



A few testimonials


"Viramundo absolutely nailed it tonight at the festival in the castle,

that was something else, so much fun!"

Matthew Jones - Kaya Festival


 And a fab night it was too, my aching feet are the proof! Everyone

loved the band and gorgeous dancers.

Thank heavens or I would have been in trouble for

recommending you!! 5 stars

Nina Jaffa


Had great feedback regarding your performance last week,

thank you so much for everything.

Doni Galiotzakis


"I would just like to say a huge thank you for organising the

incredible Viramundo for my Birthday Party last Saturday.

They were fabulous, talented, funky and friendly.

Their Dancer was amazing, in her jewelled outfit and feathered

headdress and was the icing on the cake.

They contributed to one of the best nights of my life.

I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone and thank you

for the recommendation.

Please would you pass on my thanks to them all."

Jules Farthing - private party


"Viramundo were brilliant – thanks for your help."

Michaela Deasy - corporate event


"I would like to thank you for an absolutely cracking gig and DJ set

on our wedding day last weekend! Everyone really loved it,

as you could probably tell and the live set was magical. As a bride

on my wedding day one would expect I would say that anything

was magical, but for me the music was the best bit. I could really let

loose and really enjoy the wedding after all the stress.

Would you be able to send through the set list of what the band

played, if you have one?

Although I was on the dance floor the whole time it's all a bit of a

blur at the moment.

It was great meeting you and I hope you guys enjoyed the gig too

and had a good time. Many thanks again"

Svetlana Poliakova


"A great big thank you for the help you gave us hiring the band

Viramundo for our wedding reception.

The band really set the atmosphere and it was the perfect

wedding reception

and that was partly down to ‘Viramundo'

Thank you once again."

John & Esther Haworth


"Thanks for recommending to us for this year’s festival –

Paul, the band and dancers were tremendous."

Amanda Hasdell – The Howden Festival



"Viramundo were superb, they sounded & looked amazing &

really got the crowd going"

Clarke Willmott, corporate event


"Thank you so much for the recommendation of the band, they

were very well received and everybody thought they were fabulous."

Vassoulla Aristoleous – party


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