Photo by Alexis Lassman
Batala San Francisco contingent in San Francisco Carnaval 2013 paraded 40 strong down Mission Street! Members of Batala Paris, Batala Washington DC, and Batala NYC joined Batala San Francisco united as Batala Mundo under the leadership of Giba Gonçalves and Abel Damasceno. Congratulations to all who participated and a special thank you to those who worked tirelessly to organize our contingent.
Batala San Francisco is a samba reggae performance group founded on October 5, 2012. Led by Brazilian percussionist and musical director Abel Damasceno, Batala San Francisco is the Bay Area contingent of Batala, the international drumming organization founded by Giba Goncalves in 1997.
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