As I approached the pier Head on Sunday from the other side of Princes Dock The sound grew and grew untill I reached the front of the Cunard Building. There were Thirty Plus drummers from the Batala Banda De Percussao Drums dressed in red Santa Suits drumming their way through crowds of Red and Blue Santas, all trying to take pictures and then get out of the way. Quite a surreal sight really.The sound of the drums was very hypnotic, stirring and also so loud you could not hear your shutter fire. Definitely one of the more memorable events at the Santa Dash.Batala Liverpool is a Brazilian-style percussion band which has its musical and historical roots in Brazil and is one of several around the world. The Liverpool Batala has performed in many places, including the New Wembley Stadium, the Notting Hill Carnival and Cardiff. The video below gives a fine flavour of the music and style of the Batala.
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A Sea of Santas