A bunch of talented dancers and drummers with years of experience.

We play live African and Samba musical instruments and are accompanied by dancers for some of our performances – no-one can resist shimmying, shaking and dancing to the rhythms, hard as they might try!

The music is composed and played by members of the African Sambistas, and has been developed further during the creation of the dance choreography.  A combination of African, Samba and Body percussion dance routines, illustrate the integral relationship and energy between the drummer, dancer and the audience. The Sambistas are well known for getting EVERYONE dancing.

African Sambistas are available to lead drumming and dance workshops, performances, parades and processions at festivals, carnivals, parties, schools, public, private, and corporate events, both large or small,  in-door or out-door.

We also hold weekly dance classes with LIVE music EVERY Wednesday.   We are currently offering Open/beginners as well as Improvers/intermediate level classes.

For up-to-date details of our weekly classes and forthcoming events please check the calendar on this website.  You can also join our facebook group.  Please have a look at the gallery, and for more pictures and videos look on facebook and Youtube.

For further information please call Rachel on  or email info@africansambistas.com to discuss your party, school and festival or other needs.

We look forward to you joining the Sambista family and learning to shake your booty with confidence.