Batala in Washington, D.C. is part of a larger Batala family created in 1997 by Giba Gonçalves of Bahia, Brazil. The band has over 300 percussionists around the world.
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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Danny Harris interviews Danny Harris.
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
One day back in the 90's, it was about 2 o'clock on a beautiful summer day and these two gentlemen walked into my r...
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
While I think about how much easier my job would be if I worked in a red state like, Texas, I like working for the ...
Monday, May 16th, 2011
I want to tell all of the kids in Washington not to worry about tornadoes and earthquakes because if they come here...
Thursday, January 6th, 2011
I always thought that I was going to be an actor. Music was very easy to me, so I didn’t respect it. I moved to D...
Monday, November 29th, 2010
You know, no kid sits in elementary school and says, ‘When I grow up, I am going to be a political satirist.’ I...
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
I went by the president's house once, but he wasn't home. I guess he was working. My parents say he is really busy.
Friday, October 8th, 2010
Now, people talk about Starbucks, but Swing's was Starbucks before the idea for Starbucks was even conceived.
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
That is how things work in intelligence. Sometimes you work on things that are so sensitive that even your family c...
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
To me, the National Archives is about the person on the street having access to the records of his or her governmen...
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
I had barely said 'Mr. President' the second time when there was this loud pop,pop...pop,pop,pop, pop. Just like th...
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
I got original buttons going back to McKinley and Teddy Roosevelt.
Friday, May 21st, 2010
Foreign Service wives had, in my day, been very quiet because they did not want their words or actions to reflect o...
Monday, May 10th, 2010
Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon, who served from 1921-1932, was one of the first to attempt to recognize Treasury'...
Friday, May 7th, 2010
The first time I ever voted was for Obama and if he runs again, I will vote for a second time.
Thursday, May 6th, 2010
I grew up in the hard-core scene in D.C., which is funny to think about now that I own a bar.
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