SYB Youth Band sign up date announced
By sambayabamba on 25-Jan-16 21:10. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
SambaYaBamba's new youth band is under way. The taster sessions have begun and the Sign Up opens at 8am on Thursday 4th February om a first come first served basis. Anyone enthusiastic and between 12 and 19 can apply, regardless of whether you have had the opportunity to attend one of the taster sessions. Rehearsals will be on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm in City Halls / the Old Fruitmarket, Merchant City.
Find out more on the Youth Band page.
Adult Beginners Class. New Block Starts January.
By sambayabamba on 21-Dec-15 15:40. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
A new block of our Tuesday evening classes will begin on 12th January 2016. This block will focus on Rio samba and will take us up to Easter. The class is expected to be very bust this year so please don't hesitate in getting in touch. Visit the Workshops page for more details.
Summer 2015: What's up next
By sambayabamba on 20-Jun-15 23:08. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
It may not feel like summertime in Glasgow, but our samba summer is well and truly underway.
We kicked things off, as ever, by hosting our annual samba showcase and leading the enormous West End Festival parade. This year was even better as we took part in Scotland's biggest ever street band at the end!
We've already played at some great local galas and fairs too.
Here's a rundown of what is still to come in 2015 - including some old favourites and some exciting new events. We can't wait, and hope to see you there (all links open in new window):
Beginners classes start back September 2015
By sambayabamba on 03-Dec-14 13:19. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
2015 Beginners classes kick off on 15th Sep
It's a 14 week course in Rio style samba running from 15th Sep 2015 up until 15th Dec when we will hopefully be gig ready for a performance around early December.
Classes are Tuesday nights at the SYB rehearsal space, 53 Kilbirnie Street 7.15-9.30
More details here.
SambaYaBamba 18th Birthday Party - 15 Nov
By sambayabamba on 29-Oct-14 09:52. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
If you've been to an SYB birthday party before you know what to expect, and if you haven't, how no?
New Format Beginners Class
By sambayabamba on 29-Oct-14 09:24. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
Beginners class now 7.15-9.30. Focussing on Afro-Samba styles of Salvador de Bahia until 16 Dec 2014
Beginners class: 7.15pm - 9.30 every Tuesday £7
Come and learn how to play the rhythms of the Brazilian carnival in a samba bateria. Multi-instrument tuition is intended to start you off learning how to play authentic samba in a large group, exactly how it is played in the famous samba schools of Rio de Janeiro. A rewarding and powerful experience.
Get the skills to play and find out how the parts of the rhythm lock together to create the most infectious dance groove in the world. You'll probably even pick up some Portuguese words and phrases and you will certainly get to know a great bunch of people. Tutors are director Roddy Dickson and his lovely assistant and puxador Doug Sam-Ra who both have a wealth of experience in samba bands and have both played in the Rio carnaval.
Beginners class is for absolutely anyone who fancies it and you are not tied in to anything.
Instruments are provided.
Places are limited - please email roddydickson1 at gmail dot com to register
Our biggest party ever - 23rd November
By sambayabamba on 28-Oct-13 23:52. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
We're turning 17 and we're planning our biggest party yet at Walkabout Glasgow. Featuring: SambaYaBamba (of course), Bristol Branch, Cucumelo Radio and The Ladies of Midnight Blue. Followed by DJs til the wee hours. Only £8 on the door!
This birthday party will be extra special as it's SYB's last gig with Roddy Dickson as our Musical Director. Roddy has made the band what it is today, through his skill as a teacher, composer and leader over the past 12 years. He's not getting away without a bloody big rammy.
By sambayabamba on 24-Jul-13 20:42. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
We were delighted to be asked by the Glasgow 2014 team to help celebrate the One Year Countdown until the Commonwealth Games. Even more so when we got ourselves all over the news!
On Tuesday 23rd July, we appeared on BBC Breakfast, Daybreak and Sky Sports News - don't worry, we won't let it go to our heads.
Live at the Glasgow Mela
By sambayabamba on 03-May-13 15:03. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
Biscuits Alive at the Glasgow Mela 2013
SYB returned to the Glasgow Mela on Sunday 16th June and as ever it was a great day. We played two main stage sets, an impromptu parade, and a fantastic jam with the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, so we reckon all 25,000 people who attended the Mela heard our samba beats. Here's a great video of Biscuits Alive!, performed on the World Stage. Thanks to Jack Puri for sharing.
Flashing for the Film Fest
By sambayabamba on 07-Feb-13 22:45. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
On Wednesday 6th February, we took travellers by surprise in Glasgow airport with a samba flashmob. This stunt was to kick off the 2013 Glasgow FIlm Festival, which has a Brazilian theme.
If you like it, share the YouTube link, we want everyone to see this! We had so much fun flashmobbing, we are plotting where we can pop up next.
Find out more about the film festival here - we will also be performing as part of the Film Festival Carnival on Friday 15th Feburary.
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