Batala Portsmouth is honoured to be hosting the 2023 Batala Encontro!
HISTORY OF THE ENCONTRO
Started by Batala La Rochelle in 2004 the idea was, ” that we get to know each other”… the Encontro is an internal event of the Batala family.
Each year, a group organises a “reunion” by inviting all members of Batala groups around the world to spend a few days together. The program of these meetings:
Play our repertoire together: this is an opportunity to become familiar with some the leaders of the different groups and their way of leading. Practising choreography, ensuring we all know our fundamentals and learning to work in different ways;
Learn new songs with our mestre Giba who, at each Encontro, passes his knowledge and music and shows us how to learn together and keep our core values of community and growth strong and united.
It is also an opportunity to be immersed in another culture and, of course, party!