Scottish Street Band Encontro
By sambayabamba on 12-Dec-16 21:14. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
We are delighted to announce that applications to perform at the Encontro Scotland street band festival are now open!
Adult Beginners Class
By sambayabamba on 21-Apr-16 10:16. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
A new 12 week block starts 10th Jan - 28th Mar looking at Brazilian percussion, the style of this block will be Samba Carioca.
Your chance to learn how to play and learn about the amazing sound of the famous Rio Samba in a large group. This is suitable for beginners and musicians of other instruments alike - as well as sambistas looking for experience on other instruments. Instrumentation will be made up of surdos (few), caixa (many), repique (few), tamborim (many) plus agogo bell and chocalho (shaker). We will learn how to put the samba rhythms together, the learn some breaks and learn how to fit them together with beautiful carnaval songs from the slightly slower paced era of 60s, 70s and 80s Rio de Janeiro. At the end there will be a gig where we can wow the audience with our new skills.
Tuesdays 7pm register for a 7.15 start until 9.30. £7 per class. New beginners are welcome to start, with or without musical experience. Tutors are Roddy Dickson and Doug Summers with 15+years experience. (newbies please email firstname.lastname@example.org) SYB Rehearsal Space, Kilbirnie St, Tradeston, G5 8JD
More info on Facebook Event page
Recruiting: trumpet and trombone players
By sambayabamba on 25-Feb-16 18:38. 0 Comments - Click to add a comment
SambaYaBamba is currently looking to recruit some experienced brass players. We are in the market for new trumpet players and a new trombone player. If you're interested in giving it a go, get in touch!
If you'd like to try out then contact us at SambaYaBamba@gmail.com for more info. Please include your name, instrument you play, and any other information you want us to know
SambaYaBamba is a non-profit community band, you can find out more about us elsewhere on this site or ask us anything you want to know
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.
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):
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.
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