From the swamps of Recife to the Bayou of New Orleans through the streets of Brooklyn - Maracatu New York has has been bringing the thunderous sound of Brazilian Maracatu de Baque Virado to NYC for over a decade.
Our mission is to expose the NY community to northeastern Brazilian rhythms such as Maracatu de Baque Virado, Coco, Ciranda and Forró and how they relate to the Second Line and Mardi Gras Indian rhythms from New Orleans. We pay complete honor and respect to the traditional groups from New Orleans and Brazil in our workshops and in our music and we encourage our students to travel to these places and learn directly with the masters of these traditions . We even get lucky a few times a year and get to bring the masters right here to Brooklyn! Maracatu New York classes are dynamic and are open to everyone - musicians and non-musicians alike. Instruments are provided. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for a class today!