Mafer Bandola (bandola llanera), Lara Klaus (percussion, drums), Daniela Serna (percussion), and Sara Lucas (voice, guitar) come from different countries in the Americas, but they are “sisters in song, rhythm, and spirit.” The band draws on members’ diverse origins to combine the rhythms and traditional instrumentation of frevo and maracatu from Pernambuco, Brazil; joropo songs from the high plains of Venezuela; cumbia, gaita, and champeta from the Colombian coast; and strains of  contemporary American pop and jazz. Their performances include original compositions and traditional songs sung in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Photo by Yanina May + Style and direction by Stephanie Peña