Saturday, April 25, 2015
  Batala Washington

Want to join the band and become one of us?

Who can be part of the band?
Any women older than 21 years old of age, regardless of race, religion, income or musical experience.

What if I have never played an instrument before?
90% of the women in the band never played any instruments in their lives. We’ll teach how to play and you will be performing with us in no time.

Does it cost anything to join the band?
While being a member of the band requires a hefty time commitment, we try to make the financial commitment as minimal as possible. Aspiring members must purchase a Batala Starter Kit after participating in a few rehearsals. We’ll provide you with the instrument and costumes for free!

I've been part of the Batala Band since June 07. I've never played drums before, neither had any musical background. I am so lucky to be part of Batala. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!
-- Carol, Web Designer --
I am a busy working mother of 5 children. When I joined Batala I thought I couldn't keep up with my busy life and my lack of musical experience. Eight months later here I am playing next to my 18 years old daughter.
-- Catherine, Economist --
I am a twenty-year-old full time college student transitioning into young adulthood. Sometimes it's hard to have chill time between classes and work, but Batala definitely brings joy into my busy life in a very empowered and sisterhood-filled way! I LOVE BATALA!
--Luana, Student --
Joining the Batala band was one of the best things that could happen to me. I am not only learning how to make beautiful music, but also getting to know great people. I am so proud to be part of an all women percussion band.
--Fernanda, Graphic Artist --
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