BATALÁ SAN FRANCISCO
Batalá San Francisco is a community band that plays samba reggae, an Afro-Brazilian genre of music developed in Bahia, Brazil. Founded in 2012, Batalá San Francisco is comprised of approximately forty drummers and has fast developed a reputation for excellence. Led by Musical Director Sonia Pina, Artistic Director Deborah Valoma, and Production Director Jennifer Piehl, Batalá San Francisco is the Bay Area contingent of Batalá Mundo—the international drumming organization founded by Giba Goncalves in 1997.
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• community events, street festivals, and parades
• fundraisers and charity walks
• educational institutions and corporate venues
• concerts and sporting events
• night clubs and private parties
Please contact our Production Director, Jennifer Piehl, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download a Batalá San Francisco four-page brochure (PDF) HERE.
ENCONTRO SAN FRANCISCO 2016!
Encontro SF 2016 was a huge success! We thank all those who participated, organized, and sponsored! This year for Carnaval SF, Batala SF hosted more than 100 Batala drummers from sister bands from all over the United States and Europe drumming through the Mission District of San Francisco. More HERE.
Photograph by Mike Hendrickson
INTRODUCTION TO BATALÁ SAN FRANCISCO