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SambaDa’s international sound showcased on North Shore

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SambaDa performs at Crystal Bay Casino on Friday, Feb. 9.

An eclectic Santa Cruz-based band takes the stage at a North Shore venue this week: SambaDa, a blend of Afro, Samba, funk and dance music, is set to perform at Crystal Bay Casino on Friday, Feb. 9.

"When we play music, we are asking for the blessing of our ancestors," states lead singer Dandha Da Hora. "Music is our ritual to bring messages of hope, love, equality and freedom."

The group's latest album, "Ritual," dropped in 2015 and honors the Afro-Brazilian roots of their music, according to a SambaDa press release.

"In keeping with SambaDa's high-energy live shows, 'Ritual' is danceable and uplifting and yet also has deeper resonances. It is a tribute to the passion of samba and to the band's dedication to sharing the cultural heritage of Brazil as it intersects with the world.

"As the band puts it: 'The name 'Ritual' reflects how we feel about playing music. Sharing music with people is sacred and an honor. This is our ritual,'" continues the press release.

The ensemble takes the stage at Crystal Bay Casino at 10 p.m.

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The gig is free to attend and open to guests who are at least 21 years of age.

Learn more about the show at http://www.crystalbaycasino.com, and about the band at http://www.sambada.com.

Crystal Bay Casino is found at 14 NV 28 on Tahoe's North Shore.

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If you go …

What: SambaDa

When: Friday, Feb. 9, 10 p.m.

Where: Crystal Bay Casino

Tickets: Free

Info: http://www.crystalbaycasino.com