SaSamba Community Band
SaSamba was established in 2012 as a community band, open to anyone with an interest in street percussion and exotic rhythms. No experience is necessary – just a sense of adventure and a love of music.
Performing for fun
Community and Street music
Supporting Samba Dance Troupes
SaSamba - rehearsals, performances and instruments
All members pay a low annual fee to cover tuition, access to rehearsal space, the chance to perform and, most importantly, instruments. As a community band we do not require you to buy anything to be able to practice and play.
Decisions about the band are made by a committee elected by the members.
SaSamba music - traditional rhythms
SaSamba plays traditional rhythms such as Batucada and Samba Reggae, as well as modern sounds like Hip Hop, Funk and even Drum and Bass using core samba instruments – Surdo, Caixa, Tamborim, Repinique and Agogo bells.
Click here to learn a little more about samba and how it works.
Our musical director, Andy Stapleton, has more than 14 years’ experience running samba bands in the UK and Australia.
Andy runs Percussive, which offers percussion-based workshops to schools, workplaces and community groups.
Interested? SaSamba rehearses weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:00 until 9:00 pm. Check out our Events Calendar to see where SaSamba is playing and rehearsing - All Welcome!
SaSamba is always looking for new members, Contact SaSamba to find out more.