The LADAMA Project is a group of women from four different countries in North America and South America. Their founding and their name has a unique history. They met in 2014 at One Beat, an international event that brings together musicians with the goal of developing ways to use sound and music for social engagement. The founding members were Lara Klaus, Daniela Serna and Maria Gonzalez which is where they got the name La-Da-Ma. They decided to use music as a way to engage their communities. Their mission is “to strive to engage youth and other women in their respective communities in the process of music-making, sound design, composition and audio production. We aim to address gender inequality and unequal representation of women in all aspects of music education, industry and business.”
LADAMA creates original music in addition to hosting workshops. Check out the video for their song “Pajarillo,” and just try not to get super into it!
The group is headed to NYC next week for a series of performances and workshops. Check out the dates and details below. In addition to the shows below, LADAMA has just joined the bill for Tom Tom Magazine’s curated show on May 13 at (le) poisson rouge in Manhattan. See the event link on Facebook.
May 9th, 9pm @ Barbés with Los Cumpleaños (as part of Tropical Vortex Mondays)
May 11th, 10pm @ Manhattan Inn with special guests, Sandunes (Mumbai, India) and Alex Asher (People’s Champs) $10 suggested donation
May 14th, 1pm @ Trinity Lutheran Church in Sunset Park
May 20th, 7 and 8pm @ National Sawdust – First set will feature our work with El Puente students; second set, LADAMA. Tickets can be purchased here. If you buy a ticket to the first set you can stay for the second set – $15.
May 21st, 2pm @ United Palace Theatre with American Youth Orchestra