Pre-WEF Mardi Gras @ SWG3
By sambayabamba on 03-May-13 15:03. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
West End Festival Parade is back, and we're celebrating!
We are putting on a special samba showcase at SWG3 on Saturday 8th June, the night before the event of the year - the West End Fest parade.
Featuring SYB, Banda 71 and King Lagoon's Flying Swordfish Dance Band (all the way from Brighton), this night is not to be missed.
Tickets will be £8 on the door, kicking off at 8pm - full artist line up to be announced soon.
Tell us you're coming and keep up with details on the Facebook event here.
Beginners' classes return Tuesday 7th May
By sambayabamba on 01-Apr-13 01:47. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
Important update - the classes will now start on Tuesday 7th May.
Have you ever wanted to learn samba drumming? Now you can with our bold leader Roddy Dickson.
Our popular beginners classes are back on Tuesday evenings, starting with Tuesday 7th May at 7.30pm. They'll be held at 53 Kilbirnie Street, Glasgow - just a few minutes from West Street subway station.
Cost is £6 for the first session and £25 for a 4 week block after that. Classes will run until the end of July, after which we will announce the start date for the next block.
Weve already got a growing waiting list - to get yourself on it and find out full workshop details email us at email@example.com
Let us know if you've got any prior drumming experience.
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 21:31. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
Saturday 17th November, from 8pm
SWG3, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow
By sambayabamba on 27-Aug-12 12:10. 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 11:07. 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.
Weekly classes postponed
By SambaYaBamba on 17-Jan-12 09:15. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
With great reluctance and deep regret, we've had to cancel the workshops due to start tomorrow evening (Wednesday 18th). We have been given notice to move out of our current rehearsal space and it has quickly become an environment completely unsuitable for classes, for various reasons. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
We are currently on the hunt for a new home (if you think you know of anywhere suitable please get in touch!) and hope to have something in place by early March, if not before. Watch this space!
SambaYaBamba Set To Hit The Streets Of Glasgow!
By sambayabamba on 15-Dec-11 15:28. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
SambaYaBamba will be heading to Buchanan street on Saturday morning to get you all into the festive spirit with some good old fashioned SAMBA! Follow your happy ears down and have a wee seasonal shoogle on us!
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