The New York Brazilian Portuguese Meetup Group Message Board › Grupo Batala seeks women for drumming band
New York, NY
Mundo Batala is a global arts project in Salvador, Bahia, affiliated with the group Cortejo Afro. There are 27 Batala bands around the world, all playing the same arrangements, same costumes, and love of samba reggae. It was started by a man named Giba Goncalves in 1997.
They are recruiting women of all ages to join. You need NO musical experience, they will teach you to play. They have only had 4 rehearsals and are looking for more women who want to learn Samba Reggae percussion. They especially want women who want to play surdo. Being a member gives you the opportunity to play drums in Carnival in Salvador with a bloco.
The group is composed of mostly beginners, and rehearses on Saturday mornings from 10-1pm in DUMBO.
For more information, contact Stacy Kovacs at batalanyc@ gmail.com www.batalanyc.com