BOSSA TRIBA is the melodic ensemble element of Sambaland specializing in performing Bossa Nova, which is a mixture of jazz and samba. Bossa Triba has been performing in New England for over 20 years, providing cultural enrichment through the beauty of Brazilian music.
THE BERKSHIRE BATERIA is a lively troupe of musicians who perform hot samba rhythms on traditional Brazilian percussive instruments. To learn more about our percussion wing, The Berkshire Bateria, CLICK HERE
"JOY OF SAMBA WORKSHOP" explores the magic of traditional Batucada, the street samba of carnival in Brazil. Participants will be exposed to performing on traditional Brazilian instruments and will have a chance to work with pandeiru, ganza, surdo, agogo, tamborim, cuica an berimbau. If you're interested in hearing more about our Joy of Samba Percussion Workshops, please contact us.
SAMBALAND was founded in 1994 by Teri and Jim Weber. Their mission is to provide authentic Brazilian music to the Berkshires and beyond with Bossa Triba, The Berkshire Bateria, and Joy of Samba Percussion Workshops.
Jim Weber is a master percussionist and leader of The Berkshire Bateria. His studies of Brazilian music brought him to the Drummers Collective of Manhattan, (Duduka Du Fonseca, and Bobby Sanabria), The Brazilian Cultural Center of New England, (Deraldo Ferreira) Manhattan Samba (Ivo Arujo) and each year travels to Salvador, Bahia, Brazil to continue his work.
Teri Weber, Leader and vocalist of Bossa Triba, enkindles the spirit of Brazil in her smooth and elegant vocal style. Teri is a vocalist, dancer, and percussionist, having studied from masters of Brazilian music and dance in both the United States and Brazil. Her studies of Jazz and Samba over two decades authenticate her sensual interpretation of Bossa Nova.
Bossa Triba and Berkshire Bateria:
Teri Weber- Vocals, Surdo
James Weber- Drumkit, Repenique, Cuica, Timbals, Apito, Tamborim, Timbau
Tom Flores- Vocals
Joe Belmont- Acoustic and Electric Guitar
Devon Franklin- Surdo
Casey Harrington- Caxixi and Caixa
Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius- Keyboard
Tom Parker- Bass, Caxixi, Snare, Guitar
Andreas Schmidt- Vocals, Congas, Surdo
Raina Weber- Surdo
John Weeks- Soprano and Alto Sax, Flute
Arranged and Produced by Teri and James Weber with Thomas Parker.
Recorded at Waterfront Studios, Hudson, NY. May 2011
Recording engineer: Henry Hirsch, studio assistant: Rachel Alina
Mix/Mastered: Chris Theis
Le Poisson Rouge- New York, NY
Brazil Day- New York, NY
Blessing of the Fleet- Provincetown, MA
Art Omi- Ghent, NY
Latin American Festival- Worcester, MA
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas- Las Vegas, NV
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts at North Adams
Monterey Town Parade– Monterey, MA
Summerfest of the Berkshires– Great Barrington, MA
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Fire & Water Cafe – Northampton, MA
First Night– Boston, MA
The Hynes Convention Center of Boston
Smith College (with Airto Moreira & Flora Purim)– Northampton, MA
First Night– Saratoga Springs, NY
Harvard University– Cambridge, MA
Northeastern University– Boston, MA
Brodie Mountain Ski Lodge– New Ashford, MA
Simon’s Rock College of Bard– Great Barrington, MA
The Mahaiwe Theatre– Great Barrington, MA