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The music of Batala originates in Salvador de Bahia, in North Eastern Brazil.  Batala is an international co-ed organization with a giant Batalá family, and owes its existence to Giba Gonçalves, a drummer and composer from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Batala has spread to over 30 international cities. 

Batala New York 

NYC All Women Brazilian Drumline

Batala NYC was started in 2011 by Stacy Kovacs

Read more about the history of Batalá New York !B

Batala NYC Director Interview with Brooklyn Magazine!
Read about Batala NYC's Birthday Party!


Batalá New York City has performed at festivals & parades around the city and made television appearances at places like:

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.