Dende & Band

Dende & Band

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
BandWorldLatin

Dendê & Band have cultivated a unique sound where Afro-Brazilian traditions like samba de roda and candomble have been seemlessly melded with world rhythms like rumba, afrobeat and mbalax.

Biography

Dendê is a percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist. He’s been a professional musician since the age of 14, when he appeared in the frontline of Timbalada, Carlinhos Brown’s superstar percussion ensemble. Since 2001, he’s been developing his solo career, splitting his time between New York and Bahia. Now on their second album, Dendê & Band have cultivated a unique sound where Afro-Brazilian traditions like samba de roda and candomble have been seemlessly melded with world rhythms like rumba, afrobeat and mbalax. Dendê & Band have recently performed at venues such as the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles; the KW Latinfest in Ontario, Canada; the Penang World Music Festival inMalaysia; Summerdance in Chicago and the Chile Pepper Fiesta at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. 

Discography

Back to Bahia 2013
Bahia de Todos os Santos 2010
The Tribe EP 2008

Set List

Our typical set list includes a variety of original music and well as some Brazilian, Cuban and American standards. We play monthly at SOBs where we play three one hour sets. We can do a range of performance types - from festivals to dance parties, from theaters to cabarets.