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Badmonsham Drops First Release, “Jumpin in the Rain”

Badmonsham is a Florida rapper and vocalist, who has some very captivating lyricism and infectious melodies. His knack for discovering pockets and creating emotions from places of experience, whether it be his own or vicariously through others, proves that badmonsham is in tune with what compels not only himself, but also the masses.


His newest track is called, “Jumpin’ in the Rain” and it contains some amazing fingerstyle guitar, and calming vocals. The song is very simple in production, yet it’s incredibly calming, and has the perfect balance of fullness.  We love this track, and think you will too. Check out the video below.

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All-Women Afro-Brazilian Ensemble Batalá Washington DC Has Rhythm and Purpose

“We like for our audience to be empowered by the beats of the drums and the energy transmitted by the women in the group”

Batalá Washington DC discuss their impact, favorite songs to perform, and how being a part of the DMV creative scene influences the collective’s approach.
Within an industry that is historically dominated by men, all-women Afro-Brazilian percussion ensemble Batalá Washington DC is here to show us what they are made of. Launched in 2007 as the newest branch of the Batalá band and the first-ever in the United States, Batalá Washington, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, brings its powerful, invigorating sounds to the nation’s capital and across the globe as a means of empowering women to be change agents in their respective communities.

Join contributing writer Cynthia Gross as she connects with Marly Perez, board president and musical conductor of Batalá Washington DC, to discuss the collective’s impact over the years,

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