LADAMA is an ensemble of women musicians from across the Americas who, as well as performing as a touring band, strive to engage youth in their respective communities in the process of music-making, composition and audio production through collaboration and performance workshops. They are Mafer Bandola (Venezuela), Lara Klaus (Brazil), Daniela Serna (Colombia) and Sara Lucas (U.S.). With rhythm and percussion driving their original compositions sung in Spanish, Portuguese and English they combine disparate, traditional roots music with pop. The result is a sonic experience through which we can view our future as a world that communicates across continents and cultures, with sound and story. Visit to read more about their story.

Quad City Arts is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Quad Cities region through the arts. Quad City Arts serves Scott, Clinton, and Muscatine counties in Iowa, and Henry, Mercer, and Rock Island counties in Illinois.

Quad City Arts receives significant support for the Visiting Artist Series from Regional Development Authority, Scott County Regional Authority, Bechtel Charitable Trust, National Endowment of the Arts, Iowa Arts Council, Illinois Arts Council, Quad Cities Cultural Trust, The Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fund and the John J. Quail Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation, Arts Midwest, The Joyce & Tony Singh Family Foundation, Rock Island Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine, Melvin McKay Trust, Mary Iva Gittens Knouse Trust, Moline Rotary, Rauch Family Foundation I, Kiwanis Club of Davenport, and Quad City Arts donors.

Free Performance: Quad City Arts Presents LADAMA - October 27 Image