South Puget Sound's Community Samba Band & Dance Troupe
We have high hopes for the return of the Procession of the Species in April 2023.
Samba Olywa is now practicing at Eagles Ballroom (no longer the Market). Participants must be vaxed, + one booster. We gather from 5 - 7pm on Sundays, and all are welcome. IMPORTANT: You must be vaccinated to attend these practices. Have your proof of vaccination and ID on hand to show the first time you attend the rehearsal.
Samba Olywa (based in OLYmpia, WAshington) is an amateur percussion and dance group dedicated to building community through the learning and sharing of Samba and other rhythms. We provide the opportunity for anyone, regardless of experience, to join us as we take our spirited and joyous energy to the streets and to the stage.
It all started in 1995 as part of the Procession of the Species Celebration, The Olympia community's honoring of our natural world through the public making and sharing of art, music and dance. We cycle through the elements. We cycle through the elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water for our costumes in the Procession of the Species. At first the group formed just for the Procession but little by little there were invitations to play for other events. We regularly participate in NWFolkLife, the Fremont Solstice Parade, and local events in Olympia