Latin rhythm ensemble from Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and the US!

Rhythm and percussion drive LADAMA'S original compositions sung in Spanish, Portuguese and     English! LADAMA is an ensemble of women musicians from across the Americas. Their barreling grooves and effortless vocals draw on specific South American genres: driving maracatu from northeast Brazil, folksy joropo from the high plains of Venezuela, and Colombia's irresistible dance music cumbia, pumped up with a battery of Brazilian percussion.

LADAMA is Mafer Bandola (Venezuela), Lara Klaus (Brazil), Daniela Serna (Colombia) and Sara Lucas (U.S.). The ensemble combines disparate, traditional roots music with pop; the result is a sonic experience through which we can view our future as a world that communicates across continents and cultures, with sound and story! 

As well as performing as a touring band, LADAMA engages youth in their respective communities in the process of music-making, composition and audio production through collaboration and performance workshops. 

Debut album "Ladama" named one of NPR Music Editor's favorite discoveries of 2017, link here

Energizing and undeniably danceable...intricate and complex yet unadorned and unwavering...[LADAMA has] inspired more than one spontaneous dance outbreak in [our] offices -NPR; "Heavy Rotation: Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing": September 30, 2017, link here

…Another view of world citizenship was on joyous, colorful, defiant display at CRASHfest…LADAMA offered a joyous, musically deft mélange of sounds from around the Americas in the Foundation Room. Maria Fernanda Gonzalez’s lead lines on the bandola llanera weaved amid the dense grooves of percussionists Lara Klaus and Daniela Serna as Sara Lucas’s impassioned lead vocals floated above. Singing in Portuguese, Spanish, and English, the women dipped into folk styles from Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, and elsewhere. -Boston Globe; "Spirit of inclusion pervades CRASHfest": January 30, 2017, link here.

Show Dates & Times:

5/4/18 - Friday

7:30 pm,

$20/Advance, $25/Door. Handling fee applies to online and phone sales. Available at the link below; or by calling (207) 594-0070 (M - F, noon - 4pm); or at the box office when the theater is open for shows.

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