SambaDá

In the cross-cultural punch of SambaDá, nothing is off limits. The Afro-Brazilian eight-piece is led by Santa Cruz-based Papiba Godinho, who came to America to study but fell for California’s skate and surf scene. He also fell for the varieties of music pulsing up and down the coast. Funk, surf rock, hip-hop, and jazz are shuffled into authentic samba influences over a bed of delirious percussion. There’s swinging saxophone, ripping guitar leads, and Portuguese lyrics. A new album, Gente!, shows off the buoyant voice of Dandha da Hora. Like other members, she began as a sporadic guest but is now a fixture. She was with SambaDá when they traveled to Brazil for the first time, an experience that has only emboldened their eager, splashy sound. With Picoso, DJ Tomas. DOUG WALLEN

Sat., April 17, 9 p.m., 2010

 
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