From an email:
“I am a part of Batala, Washington DC, which is an international all women band, that plays Afro-Brazilian / Samba-Reggae rhythms. Batala Washington has grown tremendously during the past year and we are ready to hold our first fundraiser! The fundraiser is taking place on Saturday, June 27th from 8pm-11pm at the Josephine Butler Park Center (near Meridian Hill Park, U St Metro).
This fundraiser will help Batala participate in the 2009 Brazil Day festival in NYC in September, which commemorates Brazil