LADAMA IS A MULTInational ensemble of women building community through sound.


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Album review featured on NPR's 'All things considered'

LADAMA takes on traditional genres with confidence and vigor without being constrained by their conventions. The result is a vivid montage of music of the Americas with irresistible spirit and universal appeal.
— All Things Considered, NPR

Banning Eyre reviews our debut album for 'All Things Considered' on NPR and has some VERY nice things to say about it!  LISTEN HERE

 

VIDEO FOR 'PORRO MARACATU' PREMIERES ON THE FADER

Watch our new video for 'Porro Maracatu,' over at The Fader!!!!!!! 

LADAMA in PandorA's 'Latin Artists to Watch 2018'

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LADAMA on Six Degrees Records!

We are excited to announce that LADAMA is a new artist over at Six Degrees Records with the cover of our new album coming out on September 8, 2017. Head over to our artist page and stay tuned as we will have more news soon as we head into the fall!

 

Our mission

LADAMA is a music ensemble comprised of four musicians from across the Americas who strive to engage youth and other women in their respective communities in the process of music-making, sound design, composition and audio production. We aim to address gender inequality and unequal representation of women in all aspects of music education, industry and business. Through workshops and public performance we encourage all to express their humanity by building community through music.

As musicians we collaborate to create original compositions, bringing together the disparate elements of a traditional band while writing non-traditional music. LADAMA performs modern, soulful and vibrant original compositions that celebrate cross-cultural, Pan-American collaboration. South American and Caribbean rhythms such as cumbia, coco, maracatu, onda nueva and joropo run like currents through pop and soul-infused songs sung in Spanish, English and Portuguese. As educators and facilitators we draw from the specific cultural contexts of the communities that we hope to serve in order to provide a foundation for participants to use music as a basic form of personal expression to address issues pertinent to them.