Brazilian Rhythms Workshop with Ze Leal

Monday, 23rd March 2020 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM - Founders Park


Since Zé was due to leave Brazil this week, he will not have time to self isolate for 14 days before the workshop, so we are very sorry to have to cancel this event. All of you who have already bought tickets through eventbrite will be refunded.  We hope to reschedule the event to later on in the year.

Wishing you all the best of health.

Nelson Sambassadors Committee




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 are the Nelson Sambassadors (previously known as Samba de Sol) and we have been part of the Nelson community performing at gigs and festivals in our region for the last nine years. We love to play and dance and we will be bringing our music to the Nelson streets this Summer!

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 and workshops 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 and join us on facebook for the latest updates.