Samba Pelo Mar is an open access, not for profit, community samba band.
Samba Pelo Mar means ‘Samba by the Sea' in Portuguese. Samba as a music genre has its origins in Rio de Janeiro, the former capital of Brazil and Samba is recognized around the world as a symbol of Brazil and the Brazilian Carnival. Based on a Samba style, our music is adapted and fused with world rhythms composed by our Musical Director, Ann Day.
Since forming in 2007 we’ve gone from strength to strength, performing at a variety of venues across Kent, including the opening of Whitstable’s famous Oyster Festival & Canterbury Festival. As well as taking Bookings for Events, Samba Pelo Mar actively supports a number of Charitable causes. In 2016, more than £17,000 was raised for Pilgrims Hospices in Kent.
We’re an eclectic bunch of all ages, shapes, sizes and skills brought together to experience the thrill of playing uplifting and dynamic sounds in a large band. We practice every Tuesday from 7-9pm at Whitstable Junior School. Fees consist of a one-off joining fee and subs by standing order every month.
Samba Pelo Mar has over 50 enthusiastic members - our public taster sessions are very popular and band members love sharing techniques and the joy of playing Samba with newcomers. Contact Us to find out how to join.