Rehearsing with the Sheffield Samba Band


Do you ever get bored of listening to the same music over and over again? Ever wanted to try something new? Yes, then check out what happened when Corrina Dalby met up with the Sheffield Samba Band.

Known for their quirky dress sense, loud beats and variety of percussion instruments, the Sheffield Samba band are always looking to show off their sound at festivals.

The great thing about the Samba band no talent is required, so it does not matter if you are young, old, male or female they welcome anyone who wants to let their hair down and enjoy themselves.

Originating from Brazil, Samba is known for its eccentric costumes and crazy dancing and thats just how the Sheffield Samba band like to do it, although they pratcice at Broomhall Centre and not on the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

In the early 20th century Africasn slaves would take to the streets of South America as a form of distraction to the criminal activities happening around at the time.

The Sheffield samba band was originally set up as a political statement so that  members of the the public could express themselves through their instruments.

 Having been going now for three year the band have taken part in events such as Halloween Fright Night, Sharrowvale Lantern Festival and the eagerly awaited pagan Beltane Festival. Founding member Charlie explains why the pagan festival excites them:

 “we build a wicker man and its an excuse for a lot of young people to get half semi-nakad and cover themselves in paint.”

The band get together and rehearse every Tuesday night from 8.00-10.00pm, if you want to know more about the Sheffield Samba Band and how you can get involved you can follow them on:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sheffield-Samba-Band/229381310346

Website: http://sheffieldsambaband.wordpress.com/

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/sheffieldsamba

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