Welcome to the Nelson Sambassadors

We are a community based percussion group, bringing the vibrant rhythms of Brazillian Samba and a selection of globals beats to the streets, festivals and wider communities of the Top of The South.

We have been part of the Nelson community performing as Samba de Sol for the last seven years, but we are now entering a new era as the torch has passed to our new directors. We have a new vibe and a new name but we still love to play and dance and will be bringing our music to the Nelson streets this Summer as the Nelson Sambassadors!

If you would like to join our band, or would like to book the band and/or dancers to perform at your event, simply enter your enquiry via our Contact page. We would love to hear from you!

As a community group, we run regular intro courses for adults who are keen to play in the band or join our dancers.  We also run our Fabtive program for kids to give them the opportunity to try drumming, stilt walking, dancing and other creative skills in term time and in the school holidays.

If you are interested in learning more about Samba rhythms, keep an eye on our Courses page.

Coming Soon...

Fabtive Kids Creative Arts Program

School holiday 2-day program

During the first week of the school holidays, we want to give the kids of Nelson (and visitors) the opportunity to have fun with the Creative Arts this school holiday by offering our next fun holiday program