This ensemble of women musicians from across the Americas is both a touring band and a catalyst for youth in the communities they visit through workshops in music-making, dancing, composition and audio production. Ladama are Mafer Bandola (bandola llanera), Lara Klaus (percussion, drums), Daniela Serna (percussion), and Sara Lucas (voice, guitar). They 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. These disparate elements bridge continents and cultures, with sound and story.
Presented in partnership with the IU Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
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