Listen to our music

  • Spotify

Batala has recorded a number of albums over the years. Some are available via Spotify and others are available to purchase on CD format.

Get in touch with us if you wish to listen to more of our studio refined songs.

Drums

Surdo 1/2

Bass

Also known as the 'heartbeat' of our music. The Bass 1 and the Bass 2 are both essential drums that drive the soul of every Batala song. These drums typically strike their respective patterns which fall on the 1st and 3rd beat (Bass 1) and the 2nd and 4th beat (Bass 2). 

Dobra

Dobra

Also known as the 'dancing drum', these drums are often seen to incorporate many intricate and culturally appropriate dance moves which involve body movement as well as stick tricks - all whilst still playing the drum at the same time. 

Repinque

Repinque

Quite often referred to as the 'Leaders Drum', this is the loudest drum in the band. Often leading many tunes and calling in and out many breaks within songs. This drum requires a lot of skill and practice to perfect and master.

Caixa

Caixa

The constant. Without the caixa, Batala music, and samba music in general, would definitely project a different sound altogether. This snare drum is played throughout all of our songs. Along with the Repinque, this drum demands a certain level of focus and practice to play consistently at high speeds.