Registration is now open for Encontro SF 2016! Please visit our special website for details HERE.
BATALÁ SAN FRANCISCO LAUNCHES A FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR ENCONTRO 2016!
O Coração do Mundo Bate na Baía! The Heart of the World Beat in the Bay!
Batalá San Francisco is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Encontro 2016--the international meeting of Batalá drummers from all over the world.
The sight and sound of hundreds of drummers playing in unison is an iconic cultural experience during Carnaval in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Help us bring this powerful Afro-Brazilian tradition to the streets of San Francisco during San Francisco Carnaval like never before!
On the occasion of Batalá San Francisco’s 3rd anniversary, we are excited to launch a fundraising campaign to raise $10,000 to help fund our most ambitious project to date. We hope you will consider donating to this cause that brings together drummers to transcend differences in language, nationality, ethnicity, age, and gender to form one body, one song, one mission.
All donations--large and small--are gratefully accepted and are fully tax deductible. Check out our Indiegogo campaign for more information on our project and to see the lovely gifts we have to thank you for your generosity.
All donations to Batalá San Francisco are fully tax deductible through our fiscal sponsor UNITY, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. You will receive an email from FirstGiving, Indiegogo's nonprofit payments processor, confirming the tax-deductible status of your contribution.
Graphics by Deborah Valoma
BATALA SAN FRANCISCO RELEASES ITS FIRST MUSIC VIDEO!
CARNAVAL SAN FRANCISCO 2015!
Batalá San Francisco--joined by Mestre Giba Goncalves and members of Batalá DC, NYC, and LA--played at the Harrison Street Festival and paraded in San Francisco Carnaval 2015! More photos HERE.
Photograph by Jonnathan Colt
Graphics by Deborah Valoma
BATALÁ SAN FRANCISCO IS GROWING!
WE ARE RECRUITING NOW!
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Batalá San Francisco is a community band open to all regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or musical experience. Both beginning and experienced drummers are welcome! If you are interested in finding out more about Batalá San Francisco please fill out this FORM and our Membership Coordinator, Shannon Erby, will contact you via email. More information about the process of becoming a member can be found HERE.
Founded on October 5, 2012, Batalá San Francisco is comprised of approximately twenty-five drummers. Led by professional percussionist and musician Sonia Pina, Batalá San Francisco is the Bay Area contingent of Batalá Mundo—the international drumming organization founded by Giba Goncalves in 1997.
BOOK US FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT!
• private parties
• corporate events
• street festivals
• club shows
Please contact our Booking Director, Jennifer Martinez, at email@example.com.
Download a Batalá San Francisco four-page brochure (PDF) HERE.