Artist profiles: SambaDa

SambaDa – Photo by Charlie Mixson

Formed in 1997 by native Brazilian Papiba Godinho and Dandha da Hora, SambaDa is a musical group out of Santa Cruz that is rapidly inspiring audiences with its unique mixture of Brazilian samba and funky Latin dance grooves. From the rhythms of samba to hip-hop riffs, bossa nova, ballads and salsa.

Performing many original and popular songs the band draws upon various musical styles of Brazil such as: samba bossa nova pagode samba reggae batucada and forro and incorporates funk salsa reggae jazz rock and hip-hop into the mix. Pulsating percussion uplifting vocals and rich melodies give SambaDa a distinctive and infectious sound.


Salve a Bahia (SambaDa, 2007)
Gente (SambaDa, 2010)
Ritual (SambaDa, 2015)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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