There's a beach where one sunny afternoon you may witness an offering to an Afro-Brazilian Orixa spirit of the ocean, the next day watch master capoeristas practicing
Brazil's martial art dance form, and still another day join a gathering of thousands of surfers-cum-dancers rocking out to hybrid musical sounds informed by bloco
afro (Afro-Brazilian percussion music), samba-reggae, surf-rock, and California funk. No, these are not the shores of Bahia, Brazil. This is Santa Cruz, California, home
of the surf-and-skate, capoeira-kicking, scene-busting phenomenon known as Sambadá. This smoldering and soldering band is a magnet of unexpected particles shaved
from Brazilian and American sources.