Sat, Apr 4th, 2015

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Willows High School

Be part of Cardiff’s newest samba band and perform at the 2015 Welsh samba festival!

Splatt! is a free community project which offers adults of all ages and backgrounds the chance to learn Afro-Brazilian drumming and percussion.

As part of our Welsh Encontro weekend, Cardiff’s biggest and best community Samba band are offering local residents a rare opportunity to form a new samba band and perform at our prestigious Showcase evening of Afro-Brazilian music.

Questions? Email us…

Over the course of seven workshops, starting April the 4th, participants will learn to play a variety of instruments and put together a 20-minute piece which they can perform over the course of our festival weekend. The final workshop and rehearsal will take place on Saturday the 2nd of May and the band will be invited to go out and about, busking in the City Centre and Cardiff Bay areas on the Saturday and Sunday.

On the evening of Sunday the 3rd of May, Splatt! will open the evening’s entertainment for our Showcase, in front of an audience of samba players from across the UK and beyond!

All participants will be invited to attend our next access course and have the chance to join Samba Galêz to continue their musical journey!

Questions? Email us…

Workshop dates:

Saturday 4th of April
Saturday 11th of April
Saturday 18th of April
Wednesday 22nd of April
Saturday 25th of April
Wednesday 29th of April
Saturday 2nd of May

Saturday workshops are planned for 10:30am and Wednesday workshops for 7pm, but times are subject to change after consultation at the first workshop. All workshops will take place at our base at Willows High School.

Register your interest below – spaces will be offered on a first come first served basis (see caveat to this below).

Calling all residents of Splott and Tremorfa! Being based at Willows High School, we are keen to attract residents from our ‘home’ ward for this project and so will be giving residents of these areas priority when assigning spaces.

Our funding for this project also depends on us offering spaces on this basis, but the project is open to adults from ANY area of Cardiff.

This will be a challenging, but fun, experience and there will be some very special opportunities over the course of the festival weekend, so register today!

Questions? Email us…

The Things People Say...

You were amazing at the memory walk this morning, creating a fab and fun atmosphere – and dancing & playing while doing the walk was fab! Look forward to seeing you perform again soon x

Lisa Rees via Facebook (September 2013)

I want to say a MASSIVE thanks to everyone on behalf of the Oxjam team and myself! Yesterday was absolutely brilliant!

My personal highlights were The Silver Rocket Club, Brooke, Whistling Biscuits, Dead Residents and Samba Galêz bringing a real carnival atmosphere to Womanby Street!

Thanks a million from the whole team and see you next year!!!

Hugh Russell, Oxjam Events Logistics Coordinator – Cardiff, 2009