About Ministry of Samba and what we do best
Ministry of Samba began their journey as Swindon Samba thanks to a lottery grant received in 2009, when we became Swindon’s first Batteria!
Musical Director Luke Winton stepped forward to be the Mestre for the group and along with the passion, talent and commitment of the members in our band, we have grown into a rhythmical family.
Ministry of Samba has had the opportunity and pleasure of playing an incredible variety of performances over the years, like playing in the middle of Swindon FC county ground stadium at half time in 2010, starting a flash mob dance for the Swindon Big Arts day in 2011, leading a parade of thousands through the streets of Swindon for the Olympic torch in 2012, being the resident Batteria at Fieldview festival for several years, supporting BBC Wiltshire in their Pedal for Pudsey quest in 2017 and playing at the BBC Wiltshire Studios.
Our vision is to bring the infectious rhythm from Brazil right up to the audience to taste it.
We have also had the honour to support a range of local charities such as The Samaritans, The Harbour Project and our current ‘chosen charity’ Brighter Futures.
Within our group we are always looking forward to welcoming new members, with or without any level of experience and are always keen for new performance experiences.