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All-Women AfroBrazilian Samba Reggae Percussion Band




The music of Batala originates in Salvador de Bahia, in North Eastern Brazil.  The international Batalá family owes its existence to Giba Gonçalves, a drummer and composer from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Batala has spread to over 30 international cities – There are many Batala Bands around the world, but few are all women.

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We’ve had the honor of sharing the bill with such well known artists as: Reggie Watts, Cyndi Lauper, and we opened for The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Tour.  We’ve performed around NYC at festivals & parades like NYC Figment Festival, The World Maker Faire, The Mermaid Parade, Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Center, Rubulad, HONK NYC! and MANY others.


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A  Sambalanche  of  music  and  dance

We are a band of volunteers! All money made goes to keeping us running – you can donate securely through Fractured Atlas.  All donations are tax deductible!

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