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Four women of medium skin tone wearing brightly colored outfits in front of a gray background, embracing and looking upwards.
Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez


LADAMA is an ensemble of female musicians from across the Americas who write and arrange original music influenced by music from their respective countries, Colombia, Brazil, and Venezuela, to create a unique sound with universal appeal. As well as performing as a touring band, LADAMA strives to engage youth in their respective communities in the process of music-making, composition and audio production through collaboration and performance workshops celebrating cultural exchange as a source for creativity. With rhythm and percussion driving their original compositions sung in Spanish, Portuguese and English they combine disparate, traditional roots music with pop.