In Fall 2013 while still a MECDA Chapter, four board officers were voted into office. This would be the last election for that Association. We became an Association with a name pending and temporarily called ourselves the Association formerly known as MECDA. In Spring 2014 we chose the name BABDAMA. We now operate in much the same way as before. Each of the four board officers have specific duties and responsibilities as set forth below.

BABDAMA 2019 Committee Members

Rawiyah – Treasurer,  Facility Acquisition, Talent Scout & showcase dancer organizer.

Sudeep – Web & Newsletter Design, Poster Design, Marketing, Festival dancers coordinator and “she who makes the festival run on time”.

Leyla Lanty – Web IT,  Back up Poster Facilitator, Insurance, Volunteer coordinator and anything else that needs to get done.

Mara – Vendor Coordinator, Raffle – 2019 is her first year!


Rawiyah headshot



Leyla Lanty


And many thanks to the wonderful Safiyah, who served the Committee for many years! Thank you so much Safiyah!
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Photo by Carl F. Sermon Photography

Our Charity Of Choice

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
is a nonprofit, multi-cultural agency dedicated to providing proactive and forward looking solutions to domestic violence. Serving Santa Clara County for the last 29 years, NEXT DOOR presents a range of services to individuals in abusive relationships, starting with emergency intervention and continuing through self-sufficiency. Visit their website for more information about this organization.