Playing traditional Bahian rhythms of Samba Reggae and spreading positive energy around Houston
Batalá Houston is a local percussion group that is part of worldwide movement that plays the energetic and contagious rhythms of Samba Reggae and Samba Afro, which come from Bahia, a state in northeastern Brasil.
The Houston group is made up of people of all walks of life who share a deep respect and passion for Brazil and its people, especially Afro Brazilian and Native Brazilian cultural and artistic expressions. We love the music we play and desire to cultivate positivity and inclusion through vibrant culture and music.
We are a great addition to any event. Whether it is a busy street festival or a private company event, Batalá is sure to give members of the audience a show to remember!
Batalá Houston is a community-based Brazilian percussion band open to people of all cultural backgrounds, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, faith communities, and disabilities. Anyone is welcome to join! No previous musical, dance, or performance experience is necessary, only a desire to learn about Brazilian culture and be part of a diverse group of people!
You will learn in a welcoming and supportive environment, experience the thrill of drumming and dancing in unison with fellow drummers, and become a part of an international percussion group with opportunities to rehearse and perform with other Batalá groups all over the world.
Come drum with us!