Velha Bataria Samba Band is a Community Samba Drumming band based in Newport and Chepstow. They were established in 2016 in Chepstow and have given over 60 performances, many of which were at local community events.
Samba is Afro Brazilian music, It’s origins lie in the dances and religious practices of the West African slaves that were brought to Brazil during Portuguese colonisation in the 1500’s.
Velha Bataria Samba Band has approximately 20 members and rehearse at Hannah’s Music School , Chepstow on Tuesday lunchtime and Ponthir Village Hall on Wednesday evenings.
For more info please contact Noel Watson on 07952 949 952.
Velha Bataria Samba Band Appearances:
Palmers Centre, Chepstow.
National Eisteddfod Abergavenny
Abergavenny Food Festival
Chepstow Sunday Band Stand,
Drill Hall Chepstow, WW1 Centenary.
Wye Bridge Reopening, Chepstow
Chepstow Fireworks Display
Hogging The Bridge, Caldicot
Caldicot Choir Club House
Raglan Fun day,
Shire Fest Shire Newton
Usk Fun day,
Magor Frost Fayre,
Hogging The Bridge , Caldicot.
Welsh Millenium Centre, Cardiff, Glanfa Stage
Common Wealth Games , Friars Walk, Newport
Potters, Newport , Children In Need
Liswerry 8 Fun Run Newport
Drum Camp Wales 2016
Tredegar Park Folk Festival, Newport
Coleford Festival of Words
Doynton Fun Run
Cardiff Half Marathon
Chepstow Festival of Fun