About Samba Galez

Samba Galêz has a large and experienced membership with members aged between 18 and 81, and some who have been in the band for over 25 years! We perform all year round – spring parades, summer carnivals, autumn festivals, winter wonderlands – whether it is sunshine or rain! We also enjoy impromptu busking in Cardiff city centre.

It’s a social band, with various sub-groups who go cycling, hiking, play music, or just hang out. We also arrange a weekend away twice a year to a countryside break to socialise with a change of scenery.

The band is led by Simon Preston and the dancers by Cathryn McShane-Kouyaté. We have appeared on TV many times, and in the short film Samba Paloma.