A fantastic weekend of Samba sights and sounds. You won’t be able to miss it, so join in the fun!


Saturday May 2nd
We’ll be at Revolucion de Cuba for a night of Samba and their usual incredible party atmosphere. Join us in the street for a celebration of Samba!

Sunday May 3rd
Samba Showcase! An evening of thumping beats and dance with some of the best Afro-Brazilian bands in the UK!

Line up and information available here

Advance tickets available here, or buy direct from the band when we’re out and about.

Monday May 4th
The Mass Busk! All our visiting bands come together for a MASSIVE 400-strong performance in front of the Senedd building in Cardiff Bay.

This really will be a sight and sound not to be missed!

See our main event page for full details of everything that’s going on over the weekend and all the opportunities on offer.

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Sat, May 9th, 2015

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Willows High School

Samba Galêz Dance fuses Afro-Brazilian dance styles with funky street-carnival dance, emphasising the music of the band – traditional, contemporary, unique and downright exciting! The dancers rehearse and perform with the band, all of whom are non-professional lovers of rhythm and dance, learning and sharing in what is one of the most exciting and accessible art forms around.

If this sounds like your cup of tea, then come and join us! Samba Galêz are running an introductory dance course, during which you’ll learn a variety of styles of dance, including Samba, Samba Reggae, Afoxe, Maracatu and Dances of the Orishas, all blended with a unique street funk and a West African twist! The course is led by the band’s resident choreographer with over 20 years experience leading community projects throughout the UK.

The course will run on Saturday mornings for 8 weeks and as with all our introductory courses, once completed you will have the opportunity of joining the biggest (and best!) community Samba band in South Wales!

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