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.
New Continuous Beginners Class
By sambayabamba on 20-Aug-13 18:16. 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
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
By sambayabamba on 24-Jul-13 19:42. 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 14:03. 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.
SambaYaBamba's 16th Birthday with special guests
By sambayabamba on 01-Oct-12 20:31. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
Saturday 17th November, from 8pm
SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow
By sambayabamba on 27-Aug-12 11:10. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
Summer 2012 has been the busiest yet for SYB. With gigs almost weekly since April, we’ve played weddings, parades, clubs, rugby matches, festivals, races, balls and more. We’ve entertained crowds everywhere from Dunfermline to Germany, and of course had a belter of a time. Here are a few highlights:
Think Pink Charity Ball
We were delighted to be able to offer our services in support of Breast Cancer Care, a fantastic cause. And it’s always good to get people samba dancing in ball gowns – especially in such a spectacular venue as Mar Hall.
West End Festival Parade – SYB style
We weren’t about to let a little thing like the cancellation of the West End Festival parade stop us – we defiantly marched from the Botanic Gardens down Byres Road, and gathered quite a following on the way. There was great public support for our renegade parade, and for a petition asking the council to reinstate the real parade next year. Here’s hoping it’ll be back in 2013.
O2 Glasgow Mela
We introduced our gorgeous dancers the Samba Rebelles, and played to a great crowd at the Commonwealth Stage. The best part of the day was an impromptu jam session and parade with Indian street band the Jaipur KAWA brass band.
Kelburn Garden Party
We always love going to Kelburn, and this year’s wee festival was better than ever. We heard some great acts, met fantastic people, played a stomping stage set, and undertook a perilous trek (whilst playing) through the forest. Can’t wait to be back in a few weeks for the Psychedelic Forest Carnival.
Coburg International Samba Festival
It had been a few years since SYB travelled to Germany for the samba festival, but we blew away the crowds in Coburg and are already looking forward to next year’s Festival. As ever, this idyllic German town became a mardi gras, and we partied as hard as we played. Big thanks to our “local” the Hungry Highlander and all the friends, new and old, from the best weekend of the summer.
The summer may be just about over, but we’re still busy! In September we’re looking forward to the Largs Viking Festival, the Psychedelic Forest Carnival, and also playing at the wedding of our very own Nikki Ellis. Click on the “Upcoming gigs” tab or visit our Facebook page to find out more and keep up with the band.
SambaYaBamba In Largs!
By sambayabamba on 26-Jun-12 10:07. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
So, this weekend sees SYB travelling south-west to the beautiful wee town of Largs. Four gigs in two days will see us playing in the Largs Live Parade on Saturday, playing a set in Lounge straight after it then an evening set at The 2012 Kelburn Garden Party followed by much dancing and frivolity, finishing up with another set at Kelburn on Sunday. We absolutely LOVE coming down to Ayrshire!
The fun begins at 12midday this Saturday at Morrissons car park in Largs, see you there!!
SYB to play Boteco Do Brasil's 2nd Birthday!
By sambayabamba on 23-Jan-12 09:10. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
Beat those winter blues by coming down to Boteco Do Brasil this Saturday for a wee shimmy and some sunny cocktails to celebrate the 2nd birthday of Glasgows very own Brazillian bar and restaurant. Bringing live music from SambaYaBamba and Mario Caribe and band with face painting and fire juggling thrown into the mix for good measure, it's a recipe for fun!
See you there folks.
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