LADAMA, an ensemble of women musicians from across the Americas, bring their Latin-inflected pop sound to A2SF this summer. Composed of Maria Gonzalez, known as Mafer Bandola (Venezuela), Lara Klaus (Brazil), Daniela Serna (Colombia), and Sara Lucas (U.S.), the quartet sings in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. LADAMA reimagines South American and Caribbean styles like cumbia and joropo while incorporating soul, R&B, and pop, all while shredding on unique instruments from their respective regions: the Bandola Llanera from Venezuela, the Tambor Alegre from Colombia, and the Pandeiro from Northeastern Brazil. Their original compositions are driven by rhythm and percussion, with strong vocals and a unique flow from electric to acoustic and back again. The result is a thrilling cross-cultural sound that weaves their disparate traditional roots into melodic, transportive pop music.