A Deep Diving in Afro-Brasilian Music & Culture

In short: BATALA is an international percussion group that was founded by the Brazilian percussionist Mestre Giba Goncalves dos Santos, back in 1997. Our music (samba reggae style) that was born in Salvador, Bahia, northeast of Brazil, finds its roots in African traditional rhythms of candomble and has a heavy dose of Brazilian samba. Our group performs with four different types of drums and produces a powerful sound that rouses your senses. This year, Batala Atenas proudly present the 2nd Batala Summer DrumCamp that is going to be held on the beautiful island of Paros, in the heart of the Aegean Sea in Greece.

Guest Mestre: The Founder of Batala, Mestre Giba, (Batala/Cortejo Afro).



Santa Maria, Paros island, Greece


June 27th – July 4th 2016


A Percussion Summer Camp in Europe

BATALA DRUMCAMP presents: 6 days full of intensive percussion masterclasses, Capoeira workshops,

live shows, round-table discussions, and much more!

Working languages:

Greek , English, Portuguese, French


Program & Registration:

contact us at: mundo.batala.atenas@gmail.com

Register Now!

Α taste of the 1st Batala DrumpCamp


Batala Atenas 2nd DrumCamp

Frequently Asked Questions


Accommodation for the entire 7-day stay will be at a camping on the beautiful beach of Santa Maria, in Paros, Greece. Santa Maria Beach is located near Naoussa, in Plastira Bay, and is a long coastline divided in two sandy beaches with crystal emerald waters, with a beautiful sunrise view over the island of Naxos. It is fully organized, with a beach bar, sun beds, beach umbrellas and water sports facilities for windsurfing, scuba diving, paddle boats, etc. Bungalows, beach huts and the open space for tents are all located just behind the beach. Paros, one of the most typical Cycladic islands, is famous for the traditional architecture, the lovely beaches and its nightlife. Parikia and Naoussa are the main villages of Paros, where most activities are taking place. As it is located at the center of Cyclades, holidays in Paros can be combined with trips to other islands, such as Antiparos, Mykonos, Santorini and more.

Camping site: http://www.surfbeach.gr/


The camping offers transportation from and to the port

Necessary Drumming Gear

Drum, sticks or mallets, kneepads, ear protection, belt.