Garden City Samba

Community Samba Band in Hertforshire




We are a community samba percussion & dance group based in Letchworth, Hertfordshire that specialises in playing Brazilian Carnival Rhythms. We meet once a week to train and improve our skills, work on our repertoire, add new material and rehearse for performances.

On this site you’ll find details about us, how to join us, book us for performances/parades and find details of our gigs.

We are a family friendly organisation and at present we have around 30 members (22 drummers and 8 dancers) with an age range of eight to eighty!

We are committee-run, offering further opportunities for members to volunteer their skills and take on different roles of responsibility within
the group.

Our musical director is the acclaimed percussionist and award winning tutor Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya.

Our dance director is Marcia Magliari, a pioneer of Brazilian dance in the UK.

We hope you enjoy looking through our website and learning about our organisation.