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Beginners classes start back 13th Jan
By sambayabamba on 03-Dec-14 13:19. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment

2015 Beginners classes kick off on 13th Jan

It's a 12 week course in Rio style samba running from 13th Jan 2015 up until 31st March when we will hopefully be gig ready for a performance around Easter.

Classes are Tuesday night at the rehearsal space in Kilbirnie Street 7.15-9.30 

More details here. 

 In the meantime why not check out the current group's perfirmance at the Rum Shack on Pollokshaws Road, Tuesday 16th December 8pm 



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?
...... and what a line up we have for you this year. Not only the rock'n'rolling funky disco dance party that is Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5, but also the 10-headed monster of dirty urban ghetto funk that is the Victorian Trout Conspiracy. Ooft!
Doors at 8pm, first band at 9pm. £8 (£5 students / unwaged) on the door

8pm-2am, Satruday 15th November, £8 on the door (£5 students/unwaged). 
Walkabout, 128 Renfield St.

Tell us you're coming on Facebook here.

 

 



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
Venue: SYB Rehearsal Space, Kilbirnie St, Tradeston, G5 8JD (opp cafe Anaya)
Access: Easy Parking. Nearest Subway Bridge Street. Buses Pollokshaws Road/M74  View Map 

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.
Intermediate is for people who have been coming for a while or have relevant experience and are expected to attend every week on an ongoing basis. If you're not sure ask Roddy.

Instruments are provided.
You are welcome to bring a friend but rest assured new people come along all the time and it's totally normal to come by yourself. 

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 BranchCucumelo Radio and The Ladies of Midnight Blue. Followed by DJs til the wee hours. Only £8 on the door!


Head over to Facebook to tell us you're coming!

 

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. 

Canny wait!



New Continuous Beginners Class
By sambayabamba on 20-Aug-13 19:16. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment

We are now taking names for the new beginners samba drumming workshops starting on 24th September 2013.

Beginners class: 7pm - 8.15 every Tuesday £5
Intermediate class: 8.30 - 10.30 every Tuesday £6
Venue: SYB Rehearsal Space, Kilbirnie St, Tradeston, G5 8JD
Access: Easy Parking. Nearest Subway West Street. Buses Pollokshaws Road/M74  View Map 

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.
Intermediate is for people who have been coming for a while or have relevant experience and are expected to attend every week on an ongoing basis. If you're not sure ask Roddy.

Instruments are provided.
You are welcome to bring a friend but rest assured new people come along all the time and it's totally normal to come by yourself. 

Places are limited - please email roddydickson1 at gmail dot com to register 

 



Commonwealth Fame!
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.



What a night...
By sambayabamba on 23-Nov-12 11:05. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment

Phew, what a night. Saturday 17th November 2012 will go down in history as the best birthday party ever....until we do it all again next year.

Thank you to each and every one of the 500+ friends who came to celebrate with us - including our special guest acts Banda 71, Brass Aye?, The Edinburgh Samba School and Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5. We hope you had as good a time as we did. 

Zul Bhatia took some incredible photos of the night, check them out on his Facebook page here and tag yourself if you're in them.

SYB cake 

 

 



SambaYaBamba's 16th Birthday with special guests
By sambayabamba on 01-Oct-12 21:31. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment

We're getting old. Old enough to marry, but not quite old enough to drink. Sweet 16... come and celebrate with us, and some other bands that aren't bad either.

Saturday 17th November, from 8pm

SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow 

We're celebrating 16 years of SYB with a massive party, and you're invited.

Featuring Banda 71, Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5, Brass, Aye?, DJ sets and of course SambaYaBamba. We want all our friends and fans to bring THEIR friends (and fans, if you have 'em), and get messy with us.

View more info and tell us you're coming on Facebook.

Tickets £5 on the door. We know, it's such a bargain you'll insist on paying more, but we simply can't take it. That's how much we love you.

 



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