Friday, September 13, 2013

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
Berkeley, CA

Venue Info

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
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Phone: 510-525-5054
1317 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
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Santa Cruz-based SambaDá, whose shows have been some of the liveliest ever on the Ashkenaz stage, was founded in 1997 by native Brazilian Papiba Godinho. SambaDá’s ultimate goal isn’t just to preserve traditions the musicians are so well-versed in – including samba, bossa nova, pagode, samba reggae, batucada, and forró, plus some well-placed surf guitar – but also to get everyone dancing to their infectious blend of Brazilian roots and other North and South American styles such as funk, reggae, jazz, rock, and hip-hop. The group’s pulsating percussion, uplifting vocals, and rich melodies give it a distinctive sound, heard in both popular and original songs. SambaDá visited Brazil in July 2009 and became the first band from the U.S. to play at the legendary house of Ilê Aiyê, the first black Carnaval group in Brazil. The band also was a headliner at Ashkenaz’s March anniversary celebration, “40 Years Dancing for Peace.” Lead vocalist Dandha da Hora is a master dancer from Ilê Aiyê, and singer-guitarist Godinho is a master of the Brazilian martial art form capoeira. The band also features Bahia-born percussionist Wagner Santos Profeta, Ilê Aiyê percussionist Marcio Peeter, percussionist-singer Marcel Menard, saxophonist-flutist Anne Stafford, electric guitarist Will Kahn, bassist Kevin Dorn, and drummer Gary Kehoe. www.sambada.com
Ticket Price: $15/$12 students
Door Time:8:30
Show Time:9:00
Ages:All Ages
Website:http://www.ashkenaz.com

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