Youth Band

SambaYaBamba Youth Street Band was born in 2016, welcoming young people aged 11-25 from loads of different backgrounds, from all over Glasgow and beyond.

youth band t-shirt

Now 40 members strong, this collective of percussion & brass has gone from strength to strength, with members not only rehearsing and performing, but also directing several of the tunes. In less than three years, the band has performed over 50 times in public from street busks to showcasing at The Encontro Street Band Festival and collaborating with other youth groups from Edinburgh, Manchester, France & Brazil.
It is completely free to take part.


Get Involved

To find out more about getting involved or booking the band for performances or workshops – contact the Project Manager Gaynor on or 07737782033.

Funders & Supporters

SambaYaBamba Youth Street Band would like to thank their funders and supporters:

youth music sca Glasgow, Unesco City of Music    British Council Scotland



Youth Band Crowdfunder

Youth Band Crowdfunder

We're on a funding mission for the youth band with match-funding from Creative Scotland. Please donate if you can and share the link far and wide!


Samba Ya Bamba is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), No. SC050632