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What better way to open Lleswyl 2024, but with Wales’s longest running samba band and dancers?

Samba Galêz  is a Cardiff-based community band, open to anyone to join, either as a dancer or a drummer – drums, tams, bells – instruments for all interests! They specialise in samba drumming, percussion, and dance.

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! They perform all year round: spring parades, summer carnivals, autumn festivals, winter wonderlands – whether it is sunshine or rain – and now also they are performing in Lleswyl 2024. They 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. They 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.  Samba Galêz  has appeared on TV many times, and in the short film Samba Paloma.

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