The Batalá is an international music group moving in rhythm samba reggae.
Their music was born in Salvador de Bahia, located in northeast
Brazil. It has its roots in traditional african percussion and is accented with a
heavy dose of Brazilian samba so framing each carnival event in
Brazil. They play this music with 4 types of drums, creating a strong and
dynamic sound that stirs the senses. Strong rythm in conjunction with
dynamic dance and the riot of colors in costumes create an unforgettable
audiovisual experience that few will forget.
In 2010 the group Batalá in Athens was created, bringing the rhythms of
Brazil in Greece. Today Batalá numbering more than 1500
percussionists across the globe. A total of 28 bands in 15
countries carry the authentic music and Brazilian culture to a wider audience.
They framed up number of cultural events, festivals and concerts throughout Greece and abroad.
They participated at the closing ceremony of the Special Olympics
2011 at Kalimarmaro in cooperation with Oneirama to produce music for the
theme of the event, of Classic Marathon and semi-marathon in Athens,and the Awards Status «Men of the Year”.
Lie consists of George Garvin (Vocals-Guitar), John Fogg(Bass) and George Kay(Drums), a rock trio which was formed in 2009, and have performed several times in festivals and several different mainstream venues such as Stavros tou Notou and Six d.o.g.s. In the first of April they released their first album, titled “Back to Basics”. The album consists of 10 tracks, which the band spent 6 years of challenging work to produce.