Batala New York Drum is now FogoAzul NYC!
We are NYC’s only High Energy,
Brazilian Percussion Band
please email askus (at) for info!

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.

Please check us out!

We are the rebranding of Batala New York Drum!

please email askus(at) for info!

Batala New York Drum has 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.