A quintet of women multi-instrumentalists from Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia and the United States who, as well as performing as a touring band, strive to engage youth in their respective communities in the process of musicmaking, composition and audio production through collaboration and performance workshops.
They describe their project as ‘a way to continue together as an active music ensemble that creates original work and socially engages communities on a global level’. So far, the rousing energy of their mix of disparate roots and contemporary pop styles sung in Spanish, Portuguese and English has seen the project grow and grow with their debut album reaching number 1 on both iTunes and Amazon Latin Music charts and invitations to international festivals from WOMAD to SFJazz. Ladama are a positive force in times urgently in need of tolerance and communication.
Sara Lucas - lead vocals, guitar
Daniela Serna - percussion, vocals
Maria Fernanda Gonzalez - bandola, vocals
Lara Klaus - drums, pandeiro, vocals
Patrick Swoboda - bass