SambaDá returns to Carson City to kick off concerts
SambaDá’s music unites the Americas with percussion-based styles of South and Central America and blending it with good old funk and reggae familiar to North America. They’ll be playing June 25 at the Levitt AMP Concert Series.
SambaDá brings some South American culture to Carson City as the first headliner of the Levitt AMP Concert Series on June 25. The band returns after playing here in 2018, where they made memories and fans. Guitar player and band founder Papiba Godinho said the band has plenty of new material to share with the community and they will be warmed as it will be one of the shows to finish off their tour. “It feels so good to be able to do this again,” he said. “We’re excited.” THE MUSIC SambaDá plays their style of Afro-Brazilian song and dance as a type of samba-reggae-funk. The music is described as uniting the Americas with percussion-based styles of South and Central America and blending it with good old funk and reggae familiar to North America. “It’s the kind of music that is very folk in its roots,” Godinho said. The band has seven members, and they get a lot of their unique sound from having two percussionists. “They’re really professional and they bring a lot of genuine sounds to the show,” Godinho said. The lead vocalist Dandha da Hora was born into the rich Afro Brazilian traditions of Salvador, Bahia, (in Brazil) and the carnival group Ilê Aiyê. She’s been dancing since she was 6 years old. “She is a really good dancer and good at singing and engaging the audience at our show,” Godinho said. Also, on stage with the band will be dancers in colorful costumes to accentuate the music you’re hearing. “They bring some color to the show and by leading some dances they get interaction with the audience,” Godinho said. “A lot of times we get a lot of people dancing.” NEW MUSIC Godinho says the band has new material to share. There are a few new songs they have for a future album, and they can’t wait to share those in front the crowd on Saturday. The band has released four albums that are available on Spotify and iTunes, and there is also one demo album. At the shows, they mix in a few covers that people are more familiar with. He said some favorites they like to play are Bob Marley songs that get everyone singing. COMING BACK TO CARSON Godinho remembers Carson City with a big crowd of all ages coming out to dance and he said the band enjoyed playing here last time. He appreciates what the Brewery Arts Center has put into the experience and making their time here enjoyable. “Your guys’ shows are amazing. There’s a nice stage, a good sound system and they’re always taking care of us,” Godinho said. “I’m really blessed to have this connection too.” “We’re just excited to get together and to spread some joy through these hard times we are going through,” he said. “Hopefully people are ready to have a good time.”
IF YOU GO WHAT: SambaDá at Brewery Art Center’s Levitt AMP Concert Series WHERE: The Change Companies Stage, 449 West King St. at the Brewery Arts Center WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25 MORE INFO: breweryarts.org https://www.sambada.com