Samba Supplies is based in the UK and sells Brazilian percussion instruments used in samba schools and blocos in Rio De Janeiro. We work with experienced musicians and manufacturers of samba instruments in Brazil to offer a selection of authentic professional samba percussion instruments and accessories at the lowest prices possible. Whether you are looking to buy a caixa, surdo, repinique, tamborim, pandeiro or maybe you need to buy instruments for a whole samba band, we offer a wide range of samba drums and accessories from manufacturers such as Ivsom, Artcelsior, Contemporanea and Macapart. 

We are also adding a selection of non Brazilian instruments that are of interest to performers of Brazilian music - Cajons and latin percussion instruments such as congas, timbales and bongos. Like everything else we offer, we have carefully chosen each item, ensuring that everything that you buy from us meets our high standards. 

If you have any questions about any of the items for sale here, or if you are after something that is not listed on this website, please email or telephone.


Over the years I've sold caixas and repiques from Artcelsior, King and R&Z. These intruments were visually identical so it may have appeared that they were the same thing but with a different sticker slapped on them. The true story however is about a man called Gago, who worked at Artcelsior for 20 years before leaving for King where he taught the workers how to make the instruments, and more recently at R&Z. Gago is now making drums in his own factory under the name RG Instrumentos at a factory not far from his old employers in Rio De Janeiro. We are now offering RG caixas and repiques because of the superior craftsmanship, especially when it comes to the quality of the rims. I hope that adequately explains the appearance of a new name, and that the heritage behind the name assures quality.