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Cinco De Mayo with SambaDá + Flor De Caña at Moe's Alley, SC

May 5, 2018
8:00 pm
Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

CINCO DE MAYO at Moe's Alley! Brazil-Latin Dance Party with SAMBADÁ + Flor De Caña! $15 Advance, $20 Day of Show Doors 8:00 PM, Show 9:00 PM Patio Menu by Jerk House Santa Cruz: ABOUT SAMBADÁ- 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. SambaDá was formed in 1998 in Santa Cruz, California, by capoeira master Papiba Godinho, saxophonist Anne Stafford, and drummer Gary Kehoe and has gone on to conquer clubs and festivals across the country with its explosive Carnival-like performances. The band is known for its high-energy percussion, danceable grooves and visually dynamic show. When singer and dancer Dandha da Hora arrived in Santa Cruz from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and joined SambaDá in 2005, she brought the power of her Afro-Brazilian cultural heritage to the band. Dandha has been a performing member of the renowned group Ilê Aiyê of Brazil since she was 6 years old. Ilê Aiyê is one of the most beloved and important Afro Blocos from Bahia, Brazil. It is known all over the world for its music and dance performance and its social activism, fighting racism and promoting education, culture and tradition. Honoring Ilê Aiyê’s legacy as well as their own commitment to a more just world, SambaDá works and plays for social justice, peace and the respect of all cultures and peoples. ABOUT FLOR DE CAÑA- Flor de Cana, a septeto from Santa Cruz, plays high energy dance music, including Cuban Son, Colombian Cumbia and various other Caribbean styles. They blend obscure with the known, old time with the new, keeping true to the roots while creating their own sound. The impressive rhythm section, comprised of upright bass, guitar, cuban tres, button accordion, congas, bongo, timbales, maracas, guiro and bell is sure to get you moving. Add to that mix a solo trumpet, lead vocal, strong coro section and you have a sound that will inspire all audiences who want to see, hear and experience vibrant music. Candela!

Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz

1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
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