Formed in 1997 by native Brazilian Papiba Godinho, SambaDá is an explosive musical group out of Santa Cruz, California that is rapidly inspiring audiences with its unique mixture of Brazilian Samba and Funky Latin dance grooves. From the blissful rhythms of Samba to Hip-Hop riffs, from Bossa Nova ballads to Salsa, SambaDa's tunes are playful, vital, and energetic: they make you dance and they make you sing, they are both intimate and exuberant.
SambaDá is dedicated to making people dance! 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 Forró and incorporates, Funk, Salsa Reggae, Jazz, Rock and Hip-Hop into the mix. Pulsating percussion, uplifting vocals, and rich melodies give SambaDá a distinctive and infectious sound.
SambaDá delivers a polished show, which can be tailored for any type of event or function from quiet dinner concerts, corporate parties and weddings, to dance clubs and festivals. Whether acoustic on the beach, or at full volume on stage, SambaDá is guaranteed to inspire dancing feet and smiling faces.
Papiba Godinho: musical director,
lead vocals, guitar, cavaquinho guitar and percussion.
Derek Negron: electric guitar, vocals, percussion
Kevin Dorn: bass guitar, vocals, percussion
Marcel Menard: percussion, vocals.
Anne Stafford: saxophone, clarinet, flute, percussion.
Gary Kehoe: drumset, percussion, vocals.
Will Kahn: percussion, drumset, vocals.
For booking inquiries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 831-588-2552, www.sambada.com