Samba & Afro Brazilian Rhythms with Marcus Santos

April 27, 2019

The music workshops are open to all levels. You are invited to come and learn with one of the best Brazilian percussionists teaching Internationally. This event is specially great for those who would like to drum and perform with the Hip Brazil Group for Summer Solstice Parade. Marcus Santos will be teaching rhythms that we will be playing for our performances for the Parade.

Don’t miss this fantastic workshop!

Percussion Workshop Details

Where: Brasil Arts Cafe, back studio (go in the restaurant and walk to the back). Address: 1230 State St. ste 3, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

What:  Brazilian Percussion Workshop with Marcus Santos in Santa Barbara. Open to all and multilevel. Calling all percussionists who would like to drum with the Hip Brazil Group for the Summer Solstice Parade. Join and get started learning and rehearsing those rhythms soon.

When: Saturday, April 27

Time: Rio Samba: From 1pm to 3pm & Bahia Rhythms from 3:30pm to 5:30.

Price: $30 each or $50 for both workshops. Space will be on a first come, first served basis.

Please make sure to make reservations below with paypal.

Note: There are no refunds in case you sign up and decided not to participate since we save space for you. Thank you for your understanding.

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Marcus Santos: Arranger, Composer, Musician and Music Teacher

Contemporary percussionist and educator, Marcus is a native of Brazil. He commits his life to the study, teaching and performance of his hometown's Afro-Brazilian music and heritage. Marcus performed with several world renown artists such as the Gypsy Kings (Spain), Daniela Mercury (Brazil) and the Brand New Heavies (England). He has also performed for the president of Brazil, TEDx and with the “One World Band” produced by MTV.  


He has been honored with the 2013 KOSA Recognition award, Outstanding Arts Performer Award by the Brazilian Immigrant Center (2008) as well as Outstanding Percussionist Award College of Music in 2004. Marcus is the author of the DVD ‘Modern Approach to Pandeiro’ and performed in the music education DVD ‘Musically Speaking II’ by BOSE. Marcus has lead workshops on Afro-Brazilian percussion and music for Social Change in festivals, universities and conventions around the world such as Fiesta Del Tambor (Cuba), Carnegie Hall (NYC), PASIC (USA) and Harvard University. He is currently the artist director of the Grooversity global drumming network project that includes twenty four drumming groups from the US, Canada, Germany, Mexico and France. He is our percussion arranger & composer for Hip Brazil for Summer Solstice Parade 2019. This is the third year part of the Hip Brazil Music team and we delighted to him back as well as Matt Wright leading the drummers.