Batalá San Francisco is celebrating its second anniversary! If you are a former, current, or prospective member, family, or friend, please join us!

Founded on October 5, 2012, Batalá San Francisco is comprised of approximately twenty-five drummers. Led by professional percussionist and musician Sonia Pina, Batala San Francisco is the Bay Area contingent of Batalá Mundo—the international drumming organization founded by Giba Goncalves in 1997. 


Joining Batalá San Francisco is open to all regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or musical experience. Both experienced and beginning drummers are welcome! If you are interested in joining Batalá San Francisco, please refer to the Membership guidelines and contact our Membership Coordinator Shannon Erby at


Book us for your next event!

  • private parties
  • corporate events
  • fund raisers
  • street festivals
  • parades
  • club shows

Please contact our Booking Coordinator, Jennifer Piehl Martinez, at

Download a Batalá San Francisco brochure (PDF) here.

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