Batala New York Drum
NYC Samba Band, Drumline, Marching Band.
Looking for Batala New York City?
Watch the video below for how to find us!

Batala New York City is now FogoAzul NYC!!!
We are NYC’s only High Energy,
Brazilian Percussion Band
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NYC Brazilian Samba Drumline Marching Band.  

Batala New York Drum band disbanded in June 2016.  It was a great 5 year run!  Women drummers in New York City are now given the chance to join a group started by Stacy Kovacs, the founder and director of Batala.  This group is called Fogo Azul NYC and it is NYC’s women drummers!

Please check us out!  We are the rebranding of Batala!

We love playing our drums for you.  We also take all women regardless of ability to pay or drum.  We believe money should not be a barrier to participation or us playing at gigs.  Book us and be happy you found us! 

Please check out this video below to see how we changed! Such as, why we changed! 

Gotham’s Heartbeat

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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 at festivals & parades around the city and made television appearances at places like:


We are a band of volunteers!
please email askus (at) for info!

All money we earn goes to keeping the band running and is used to pay operational fees. All donations are greatly appreciated – if you feel so inclined, you can donate through Fractured Atlas.