ALL-WOMEN AFROBRAZILIAN SAMBA REGGAE PERCUSSION BAND
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 NYC was started in 2011 by Stacy Kovacs.
A new iteration of Batala in New York started in 2016 after Stacy Kovacs left and started her own group with some members of Batala NYC. Check out their new group FogoAzul NYC.
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Batala NYC Prior Performance Partners
Batalá New York City performed at festivals & parades around the city and made television appearances at places like: