Carnival Music of Northeastern Brazil

Based in Tokyo, this grassroots percussion ensemble derives inspiration from Maracatu Nação, a traditional performance genre from the Brazilian state of Pernambuco. The result is a fluid and free, yet ultraheavy sound. While the group pursues a uniquely Japanese repertoire, many of its members have extensive firsthand experience of Carnival in Pernambuco. The group also holds workshops about once a month. New members who would like to play the drums together are welcome.


Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation 35th Anniversary Project Organizers|Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation / Toshima City /
Tokyo Festival Executive Committee[Toshima City /
Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation / Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee /
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture (Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre / Arts Council Tokyo) ]
Support|Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan in fiscal 2020/
Japan Foundation for Regional Art Activities

Contact Us

Project Planning Group,
Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation 
Toshima Civic Center,
1-20-10 Higashi-Ikebukuro,
Toshima City

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