An open access community percussion group based in Penzance, Cornwall.
Interested in joining, taking a holiday in Cornwall?
Held on Saturday mornings from 11-1.00 at St.Johns Church Community Room, Penzance.
Directions:A30 into Penzance,past "Tesco" roundabout, 2nd.right (signposted "Mount Prospect Hotel") up hill, left at St.Johns Terrace and left again down Trewartha Terrace. Parking bay on right,church on left.
Though we meet in Penzance, our members come from around west Cornwall including Truro, Falmouth and Redruth.
Beginners and experienced players are welcome to come along.
Show map of the workshop venue.
Everyone is encouraged to take part in public performances.
Need a band for your carnival, festival or fete?
Penzamba are available for large or small events, performing or providing workshops for children or adults.
We operate as an unincorporated association, governed by a constitution and managed by a committee elected annually.
For enquiries or bookings please contact either:
Tel. 01736 362160
Samba in the UK
It has been estimated there are over 300 performing Samba bands in the UK.
For an interesting overview read "Samba Groups - A Snapshot", a report commissioned by Pax Nindi of the Arts Council of England Drama Department (April - September 2002) written by Daniel Bernstein in consultation with practitioners in the art form.
You can download a copy as a 64k zipped pdf file.
Links and info on samba in the UK, Eire and Worldwide
The UK Samba Association web site
NEW Diary of UK samba events (Carnival, Course, Gig, Workshop etc.)
Join the UK Sambistas mailing list, to ask questions, take part in discussions, network with others, or just browse what is being talked about.
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Updated 8th Dec. 2004 ©Penzamba 2004