Our Mission

MaSamba are dedicated to collective music making, creating opportunities for others to experience Latin-American music in an active and inclusive way.


To do this, we take a four-pronged approach:

  • We ensure the highest standard of internal training possible, through adequate resourcing of band leaders and the Musical Director and bringing in external expertise where appropriate and affordable;
  • We demand the highest performance standards possible when undertaking public work. Both the musical presentation and the administrative interface are always equally valued by maSamba Samba School and this is evidenced in the vast amount of ‘repeat’ work we receive each year;
  • We endeavour to design and deliver the highest standard of external training for the education, community and corporate sectors, placing high value on musical techniques and aesthetics, an honest representation of the cultures of other countries and the enjoyment and safety of participants and staff
  • To ensure that our work develops further and that we are in a position to inform and, be informed by, policy developments, we seek to develop meaningful outreach work and strategic partnerships where appropriate.