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"Nanny Assis" & "Batala DC" - Sounds of Brazil & "Botta" - Latin American Rock
Club Heaven and Hell
Washington, DC
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Thursday Mar 14, 2013 8:00 PM - Thursday Mar 14, 2013 10:00 PM | $7.00


"Nanny Assis" & "Batala DC" - Sounds of Brazil & "Botta" - Latin American Rock
Join Nanny Assis and his DC friends for a journey to Brazil in Song then enjoy the Latin and American Rock of Botta! Show starts at 8pm, Doors at 7pm.

Nanny Assis was born in the northeastern Brazilian city of Salvador, Bahia, in 1969. One of Brazil's first cities, with predominant African influences, Salvador is the birthplace of some of the country's most remarkable music creations. That, in part, explains why Nanny has music running through his veins, making him an outstanding singer, a terrific drummer/percussionist, and a talented songwriter who has broadly touched hearts and souls through musical expressions that go beyond comprehension.

Anybody who sees Nanny performing immediately feels that music for him is more than just a career. Somewhat, it is how he translates rhythms and notes into pure essence  often snatching audiences away, and other times energizing them enough so they can stand up and dance "and sweat until you can't sweat no more," like Bob Marley once said. His ability to make any kind of music sound smooth makes Nanny a notable and gifted artist. And that's what he is, a gifted artist.

Batala in Washington, D.C. is part of a larger Batala family created in 1997 by Giba Gonçalves. Born and raised in Salvador, Bahia in Brazil, Giba was living in Paris when he first had the idea for the band. Open to anyone with an interest in learning the samba-reggae beat, the band started off with 60 people.

From Paris it spread to other cities in France, Belgium and the United Kingdom. In 2003, the band finally made its way back to its origins, brought to Brazil by Paulo Garcia, also the founder of the Portsmouth Batala. Composer and musical director, Giba enlisted the help of friends from the bands and from Salvador in order to create the visual identity of the band. The instruments and clothings are all manufactured in Salvador, Bahia, where the band has a social program that gives jobs to many families. From there they are shipped to the bands around the world.

In 2007, the newest branch of the Batala band was created in Washington, DC, expanding the reach of the band's music to the United States. Today, the band has over 300 percussionists around the world.

Botta is a band of passion and pulse. With emotional crescendos and thoughtful lyrics, their music sends a powerful message which speaks to us on many levels. They transcend all the common stereotypes, seamlessly blending Latin and American Rock styles in a way that has never been done before. Bridging the gap between cultures they draw from a wide and varied audience who demand substance and intelligence from their music rather than fads and gimics. Since forming in 2007, the band continues to evolve and refine its sound looking toward a bright future of endless possibilities. Botta is a shining star in a world of increasingly dull and antiquated music.



Club Heaven and Hell (View)
2327 18th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
United States

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Music > Global
Music > Indie
Music > Jazz
Music > World

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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