SambaDa

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Biography

While Brazilian natives Papiba Godinho and Dandha da Hora bring their profound knowledge and respect for the roots of Afro-brazilian song and dance, the entire band has developed a type of samba-reggae-funk with a universal appeal. For the art hikes SambaDá music will unite the Americas, drawing from percussion based styles of South and Central America, and blending soft melodies of Brazilian folk music along the earthen trail.


For over ten years, SambaDá has been mixing contemporary sounds with the roots of brazilian culture. Papiba is a master of Capoeira, an Afro Brazilian martial art form created by Brazilian slaves, which draws on music and acrobatic movements. Dandha was born into the rich Afro Brazilian traditions of Salvador, Bahia and the Carnival Group Ile Aiye, and started her dancing career at age 6. Ile Aiye has been in the forefront of Civil Rights in Brazil, promoting equality and justice, and is widely recognized as the first Afro Brazilian BLOCO or group to perform in Brazil’s notorious Carnival celebrations.


The other members of SambaDá come from a wide range of styles, generations and sensibilities with musicians Anne Stanford and a new member Senegalese drum master Ibou Ngom on djembe, sabar and talking drum. What unites this band from such diverse backgrounds is a magic that can be felt by both the band and the audience. SambaDá brings joy to each performance!

SambaDá is proud to announce the release of a brand-new album “Ritual.” Celebrating the sacred ritual of making music together and honoring the Afro-Brazilian roots of its music, “Ritual” is a joyful exploration of Brazilian rhythm and melody, while referencing myriad of other musical influences such as reggae, funk and cumbia.

“When we play music, we are asking for the blessing of our ancestors,” said lead singer Dandha Da Hora. “Music is our ritual to bring messages of hope, love, equality and freedom.” Listen/Downlod SambaDa music https://www.sambada.com/music

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