DaMaDa's music is based primarily on Chinese minority tribes (such as Miaozu, Zhuangzu, Yi Zu, Xinjiang and northwest chinese) folk songs combined with american free jazz style interpretations. The vocalist and dancer, Luo Danna grew up and was trained in China as a singer/dancer/actress and worked as part of a cadre that traveled throughout Guangxi and Guandong provinces of China performing. Guitarist Marc Schmitz and drummer Dave Mihaly are experienced San Francisco performers and composers who feel "at home" interpreting this music. DaMaDa also explores other Asian music such as Pakistani and Indian music in their own creative way. DaMaDa is a unique fusion of truly World Music.