New York Brazilian Band 2




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New York Brazilian Band 2

Led by a master Afro-Brazilian percussionist who is a former member of the world famous band Timbalada, the beat is always central to the music of this New York Brazilian Band. With roots in the Afro-Brazilian traditions of candomble and samba de roda their music is all original with compositions, rhythms and arrangements by the percussionist.

This New York Brazilian Band's music has absorbed the diversity of the city incorporating rhythms ranging from Nigerian Afrobeat to Dominican merengue to Afro-Cuban rumba. With band members who have played with the likes of Caetano Veloso, Carlinhos Brown, Gilberto Gil and Vinicius Cantuaria their music is sophisticated and refined with its jazz improvisations while still danceable and entertaining with its driving rhythms and gritty grooves.

New York Brazilian Band venues

Formed in 2002, this New York Brazilian Band has held a regular spot at the world famous Brazilian club Sounds of Brazil (SOBs). More recently they have been performing more widely at venues such as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Joe's Pub, the 92nd Street Y, New York City's Brazilian Day Festival, Philadelphia's World Cafe Live, Musikfest, the Lake Eden Arts Festival in North Carolina and the Kalalu Festival in Saint Lucia. With their seminal CD released in March 2010, this band is on it's way to becoming the best Brazilian band in the US!

New York Brazilian Band leader

A former member of Timbalada, he has been performing professionally since the age of 14. With Timbalada, he toured all over Brazil, Europe and Asia, and performed and recorded with such artists as Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, Ivete Sangalo and Sepultura. Having left Brazil in 2001, he now lives in New York, performing and recording with his groups as well as with artists such as Mongo Santamaria, Zakir Hussain, Giovanni Hidalgo, David Byrne, Melvin Gibbs, Adam Rudolph, Jerry Gonzales, Daniel Moreno, Alessandra Belloni, Tico da Costa and Vinicius Cantuaria. This artist also teaches Afro-Brazilian percussion in the New York City area.

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Country United States
City New York City
State/Province New York
Performer Type Musical Act

4 responses to “New York Brazilian Band 2”

  1. NY Times says:

    “…from Brazil, merged a strutting beat and annunciatory salvos on a single drum…” – NY Times

  2. Time Out New York says:

    “The sinuous jams of [this band] ought to delight fans of Afrobeat and psych-tinged funk.” – Time Out New York

  3. Flavorpill says:

    “…the band grounds lighthearted melodies and reflective vocals in an expert amalgamation of Afro-Brazilian and Cuban rhythms.” – Flavorpill

  4. Nate says:

    “The first full-length album by this melting-pot group, formed by ex-Timbalada member…is a delicious mix of Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban influences…the eight-piece band blends samba, Afrobeat, reggae and merengue into an irresistible call to the dance floor.” – Nate Dow, Boston Herald

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