Batala Mersey is an upbeat and energetic community drumming group bringing the rhythms of Afro-Brazilian samba!
Rhythms are played out on four different types of drum; the heavy bass-line carries the melodic dobra, rapid-fire repinique and pulsing waves of the caixa. Light and dark illuminate each other in an exciting fusion of samba, reggae and funk grooves.
We feature at some of the UK's biggest and brightest events including Brazilica, LightNight, Africa Oye and Notting Hill Carnival. Our members also have the opportunity to drum all over the world and regularly play with our sister groups in France, Spain, Netherlands, USA, Greece, Austria, Mexico and Salvador da Bahia - the homeland for samba reggae and where it all began.
You can book the band for gigs, festivals, sporting events, club nights, awards ceremonies and charity fundraisers across the North West of England.
Click on the links above to find out more or to make a booking enquiry email: EVENTS@BATALAMERSEY.COM