Maracatu Mar Aberto – LIVE

Maracatu Mar Aberto is a Toronto-based community percussion group playing maracatu de baque virado and other rhythms derived from the traditions of northeastern Brazil. Translated to English as the ‘Open Sea’, the name represents the aggregated influences that have traveled from Africa to Brazil to Toronto and beyond.

Founded in 2010, the group has played on streets and stages across Ontario and Quebec bringing rhythm, song and movement. A living tradition of Afro-Brazilian rhythm in a local context, working collectively on the artistry and heritage that is maracatu de baque virado.