Brazilian Percussion Blog
Brazilian Percussion is a blog where you can find information about the world of the brazilian percussion, samba, batucada... tutorials, tips, videos, instruments, groups, news...
Timbalada is an Afro-Brazilian musician group from Candeal, Salvador, Brazil. It was founded by drummer Carlinhos Brown.
Timbau rhythms and phrases
Five videos where you can learn differents brazilian timbau rhythms and phrases, like tamanquinho, samba-reggae, samba duro...
Pandeiro rhythms (III)
Pandeiro rhythms (II)
Maracatu in Cologne
This short documentary demonstrates why the german city Cologne, the carnival and energetic Brazilian drum rhythms perfectly match. Maracatu is a Brazilian style of music which is related to Samba and has been firmly established by the Maracuta Colonia group in Germany's carnival stronghold. Members of this band of drummers explain Maracatu's African roots, its essence and the reasons why it promotes the understanding among nations.
Maracatu is a performance found in Pernambuco state in northeastern Brazil. There are two main types of maracatu, maracatu de nação (nation-style maracatu) and maracatu rural (rural-style maracatu).
Crá Rosa - "Origins" (Bahia Percussion II)
Studio demo of afrobrazilian and cuban percussion by Crá Rosa.
Brazilian percussion t-shirts
Timbal - Purchase advice
Olodum da Bahia, a History of Cultural Inclusion
This article focuses on the treatment of the Grupo Cultural Olodum with young adolescents Maciel Pelourinho, Salvador - Bahia - Brazil, in the 70 and 80 living in situations of profound social vulnerability and the opportunities were few. The Pelourinho, Salvador Historical Center, this time was inhabited by people who were unable to decent housing, since the site had no basic infrastructure, dominated the robberies, crime, prostitution and drug trafficking.
Within this panorama was created Bloco Afro Olodum, the intention to create opportunities for the population of blacks and Maciel Pelourinho Bahia able to play the carnival on a block that had its identity.
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