Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
LADAMA is an ensemble of women musicians from across the Americas who, as well as performing as a touring band, strive to engage youth in their respective communities in the process of music-making, composition and audio production through collaboration and performance workshops. LADAMA are Mafer Bandola (Venezuela), Lara Klaus (Brazil), Daniela Serna (Colombia) and Sara Lucas (United States). With rhythm and percussion driving their original compositions sung in Spanish, Portuguese and English, they combine 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. In 2018, LADAMA were featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, which praised their “irresistible spirit and universal appeal.” Their self-titled debut album reached #1 on both iTunes and Amazon’s Latin Music Charts.