Brazilian-Afro-Samba + Son jarocho
Dubbed the West Coast’s hottest Brazilian band by promoters, journalists and fans, SambaDá musically unites the Americas. Based in the rich musical traditions of Brazil, SambaDá also references salsa and cumbia, and blends them playfully with funk and reggae beats. Brazilian natives Papiba Godinho and Dandha da Hora bring profound knowledge and respect for Brazilian music, and together with the entire band, they present a unique musical sound with a universal appeal.
Kyla Danysh is a Berkeley native who has been playing violin for twenty-five years. She grew up studying classical and Klezmer music, and discovered her passion for improvisation through the exploration of Son Jarocho, Son Huasteco, boleros, “gypsy jazz”, and Balkan music. She has since traveled to Veracruz a number of times to study, record and perform with her mentors, and is a member of the group Cascada de Flores based in the Bay Area. Kyla is a dedicated teacher, and devotes much of her time outside of playing violin to teaching literacy and music classes throughout the East Bay.
Our annual concert series is back! Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills. Redwood Grove door opens at 5 pm, ticket includes Garden admission.