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.

Home Base: San Francisco