Ladama is an ensemble of women musicians from across the Americas who, as well as performing as a touring band, strive to engage youth in their respective communities in the process of music-making, composition and audio production through collaboration and performance workshops.
They are Mafer Bandola (Venezuela), Lara Klaus (Brazil), Daniela Serna (Colombia) and Sara Lucas (U.S.). With rhythm and percussion driving their original compositions sung in Spanish, Portuguese and English they combine disparate, traditional roots music with pop. The result is a sonic experience through which we can view our future as a world that communicates across continents and cultures, with sound and story.
From January to March of 2017, Ladama toured with Bombino, opened for Tigue and taught workshops and gave performances at Dartmouth College, Brown University, Massasoit College, through Lincoln Center's Boro-Linc program and performed with the New School Chorus in Manhattan. During this time Ladama also self-produced their debut album at Machines With Magnets in Rhode Island - which is set for an international release in September of 2017 to be followed by a US tour in support.