Batala Houston at AfriFest 2019
Relaxing after a gig
Mestre Giba at Brazilian Day NYC
Giba Gonçalves is the Musical Director and Composer for Batala Mundo. Here he is directing a performance by Batala Mundo during Brazilian Day New York City. Members of Batala chapters worldwide are invited to participate in this and other Batala Mundo events.
Luana leading a community workshop
Our Musical Director, Luana, is playing repique and leading a community workshop.
Batala Houston members
A few members of Batala Houston getting ready for a performance.
Performing at Monique's wedding
One of our dobra players, Monique, invited Batala Houston to play at her wedding. She rocked the performance in her wedding dress!
Waiting to play
These are friends and community members waiting to drum with Batala Houston during a recent community workshop.
Newly painted drums!
Batala Houston's Musical Director, Luana, is excited about our newly painted drums. Aren't they looking great!?
We equipped all of the drums with LED lights for this energetic night performance.
One of our dobra players, Monique, invited Batala Houston to play at her wedding. We were honored to share in this special day!
Batala Houston at rehearsal
Batala Houston members posing with our drums after rehearsal in the park.
Batala Houston at night
Batala members posing with drums after a fun but sweaty performance in the Houston summer.