I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at Samba Galez for your support at the Cardiff Half Marathon. I was running on the day, and it was so inspiring and uplifting to hear you play. Feedback from our runners has been very positive and we would absolutely love to have you back next year.

James Davies-Hale,
Ty Hafan

Hi Samba Galez, A million thanks for such a brilliant performance last Saturday, you could see how much the whole village enjoyed it, and it was just great to catch up with you. We hope you can return to the fete next year as it wouldn’t be the same without you.

Cheers and many many thanks again


Saw you guys today at the Blaenavon Heritage celebrations. Loved the rhythms! Amazing. Couldn’t stop moving. Got the party going.😊


Saw the band many times in the heritage days in Blaenavon. I took part with the local schools and helped make costumes with Ben and Jude and played drums and steel pans, which I loved. Always a super day.

Jayne Burgess, via email

A big, big THANK YOU to everybody involved in making the encontro such a truly, truly awesome event.

Once again, Thank you.

Pete Foy, Katumba Bloco

I was blown away by the encontro weekend! So much fun. I’m completely broken but it was so worth every second of it! We will be back. THANK YOU.

Lidia, Ola Samba x

Oh fantastic! Well my daughter & I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of it 🙂

Ladey Grey (via Twitter)

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone involved in organising the Encontro. It was an amazing weekend. All of you were warm, friendly, very welcoming and the event was fantastically well organised. A true triumph. Thank you so much!!!!

Deryck Wilshaw, Los Samba (via Facebook)

Thanks for a fab weekend and what a busk to finish with

Bella Tiles, Energis Samba Band (via Facebook)

BIG THANKS and WELL DONE to Samba Galêz, teachers, drummers, dancers, performers, hosts, guests and CARDIFF people for such a wonderful warm and friendly event. Spreading the love of our Samba community to the World! xxx

Rachel de Garang (via Facebook)