The Magic Drum Orchestra is a UK-based percussion group drawing influences from traditional Brazilian samba as well as contemporary dance styles from hip hop to drum & bass to dubstep to afrobeat. Originally formed in 2005 they currently have around 20 members who play samba instruments along with other percussion such as djembe, african bells, washboard, woodblocks and cymbals.  The band performs regularly at festivals, parties, street events, protest marches and gigs in the UK.  Their first album, "In the Studio" is available on Lion Head Recordings.