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Samba artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good samba bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top samba bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Samba groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all samba bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest samba bands of all time, since the most famous samba artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best samba music.

You can click on the samba band names to see more information about that particular notable samba group. If they're near the top of the best samba artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top samba bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the samba band names themselves.

This is a list that includes artists like Ana Carolina and Chico Buarque. Make sure to vote on your favorite artists on this list. What's better, Diego Zangado or Manfred Hausleitner?

All important, significant and iconic names in samba music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new samba bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of samba, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into samba music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good samba bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent samba bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best samba bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest samba musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular samba bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Diego Zangado is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Diego Zangado Choro, Samba, Jazz

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Almir Guineto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Almir Guineto Pagode, Samba

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Ed Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Ed Lincoln Space age pop, Brazilian jazz, Easy listening

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Cartola is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Cartola Samba

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João Gilberto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
João Gilberto Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz, Samba

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Paulinho da Viola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Paulinho da Viola Choro, Samba

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Dudu Nobre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Dudu Nobre Pagode, Samba

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Casuarina is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Casuarina Choro, Samba

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Elis Regina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Elis Regina Pop music, Rock music, Samba

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Elizete Cardoso is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists

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Tribalistas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Tribalistas Experimental rock, Pop rock, Samba

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Maria Gadú is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Maria Gadú Pop music, Rock music, Samba

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Manfred Hausleitner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Manfred Hausleitner Pop music, Latin American music, Latin pop

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Chico Buarque is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Chico Buarque Samba, Bossa nova, Música Popular Brasileira

Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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Bruna Cara is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Bruna Cara Samba, Música Popular Brasileira, Bossa nova

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Maria Bethânia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Maria Bethânia Samba, Bossa nova, Música Popular Brasileira

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Zeca Baleiro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Zeca Baleiro Samba, Música Popular Brasileira

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Paula Lima is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Paula Lima Samba rock, Samba, Soul music

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Maria Rita is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Maria Rita Pagode, Samba, Jazz

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Os Travessos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Os Travessos Pagode, Samba

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Marisa Monte is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Marisa Monte Pop music, Samba, Música Popular Brasileira

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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Francis Hime is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Francis Hime Choro, Samba, Bossa nova

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Sandra de Sá is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Sandra de Sá Pop music, Samba rock, Samba

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Arthur Maia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Arthur Maia Reggae, Samba, Jazz

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Exaltasamba is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Exaltasamba Pagode, Samba

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Sao Paulo Ska jazz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Sao Paulo Ska jazz Ska, Reggae, Samba

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Drumagick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Drumagick Brazilian Music, House music, Sambass

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Grupo Fundo de Quintal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Grupo Fundo de Quintal Pagode, Samba

Rock Stars Who Died at Age 29

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J. T. Meirelles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
J. T. Meirelles Samba, Jazz, Bossa nova

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Paulo Vanzolini is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists

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Taiguara is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Taiguara Samba, Bossa nova, Música Popular Brasileira

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Noel Rosa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Noel Rosa Samba

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Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira Romance, Samba, Música Popular Brasileira

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Marcelo D2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Marcelo D2 Hip hop music, Rock music, Rap music

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Dimitri from Paris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Dimitri from Paris Downtempo, Lounge music, House music

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Humberto Clayber is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Humberto Clayber Samba, Jazz, Bossa nova

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Nelson Cavaquinho is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists

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Gary Chester is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Gary Chester Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music

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Hector Costita is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Hector Costita Samba, Jazz, Bossa nova

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Zeca Pagodinho is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Zeca Pagodinho Pagode, Samba

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Pedro Luís e A Parede is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Pedro Luís e A Parede Hip hop music, Rock music, Samba

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Jorge Ben Jor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Jorge Ben Jor Pop music, Samba rock, Samba

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

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orquestra imperial is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
orquestra imperial Samba, Samba de Gafieira

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Molejo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Molejo Pagode, Samba

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Gonzaguinha is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Gonzaguinha Samba, Música Popular Brasileira

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Dorival Caymmi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Dorival Caymmi Samba, Bossa nova

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Clara Nunes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Clara Nunes Samba

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Kool Kojak is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Kool Kojak Hip hop music, Rock music, Electro

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Nó em Pingo D'Água is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Nó em Pingo D'Água Choro, Samba, Jazz

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Novos Baianos is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Samba Bands/Artists
Novos Baianos Brazilian rock, Rock music, Samba rock