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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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01 December 2014 BatalaNYC @ Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square Dante Park, New York,

03 December 2014 BatalaNYC Video Screening and Holiday Party! Woohooo Die Koelner Bierhalle, Brooklyn, NY


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.

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