Meet the team
Music Director / Band Leader
Originating from Liverpool, with cultural heritage from both Nigerian and Guyana, Clinton began his music exploration from just 6 years old. Starting on piano, his passion for music quickly spread into West African drumming and soon after, samba-reggae. Clinton has progressed from being a fan of the music, to a skilled player and to a position now of Music Director.
Band Coordinator / Lead Choreographer
From the vibrant city of Rio De Janeiro, Pilar embarked on her artistic journey as an accomplished Latin dancer and a dedicated teacher/choreographer. With a seamless transition, she channeled her skills into the world of samba-reggae dance and percussion. Since 2006, Pilar has been an integral part of the Batala family, expertly handling all aspects of choreography while also taking the lead as the coordinator for communication with event organisers.