Relay for Life 2014 7 - CopyThe Sambanistas were born at Artrage in September 1990 and 29 years later we are still drumming! Guess you could say we love what we do.

We are a group of ordinary folk who get together each week to bang drums, make beautiful music, and have a heap of fun in the process. Sometimes, we even drink beer afterwards!

Whether we are energising participants in one of Perth’s many charity runs, parading through Northbridge to the cheer of thousands, decked out in face paints and lights; or simply rehearsing at our HQ at City Farm in East Perth, fun is what it’s all about.

Most of us had never played a musical instrument in our life before joining the Sambanistas, but we believe there is a drummer hiding inside everyone, just waiting to be set free. Generally, we find a couple of beaters, a really big drum, and a 2 hour session with the Sambanistas liberates even the shyest of inner drummers. And once it’s out, there is no putting it back in…