BatalaNYC is an all-women’s AfroBrazilian Samba Reggae drumming band. There are many Batala Bands around the world, but few are all women.
We are celebrating our one year anniversary on April 21st! Click here for details.
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BatalaNYC is growing! Ladies! Join us! No experience necessary!!!
We rehearse Sunday afternoons from 2-5pm. Please email for location.
Want to hire us for your event?
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Please include: date of event, venue and location, time of event, is the event subway accessible?, payment, and any other questions!
Rehearsing and playing with BatalaNYC is free to all members, but women who wish to join must pay a $100 fee for a starter kit-you get a shirt, a CD, a set of sticks, and a drum belt. We provide you with the drums, but you have to keep the drum with you-bring it back and forth to rehearsals!
Hire us! We are available for shows, events, parties, street fairs, benefits, slow moving parades, and for fun!
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. In Brazil, he was one of the founders of Cortejo Afro, an arts education project to help underserved young people living in poor communities, When he moved to Paris in 1997, he started up Batalá in Paris as the European wing of the project.