All-Women Afro-Brazilian
Samba Reggae Percussion Band
please email batalanyc (at) for info!

please email batalanyc (at) for info!

BatalaNYC is a part of a global arts project made up of over 30 bands across the world.
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.

A Sambalanche of music & dance

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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:

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We are a band of volunteers!
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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.