Brazilian batucada around the world

Batucada in Paris. Photo by Melanie M/ Flickr
Batucada in Paris. Photo by Melanie M/ Flickr

Batucada, the joyful, noisy, fast pace percussive ensemble, capable of speeding up one’s pulse, is gaining the world. You can watch performances of local batuqueiros from Birmingham to Singapore. Check here how very different cultures interpret this African Brazilian tradition.

in Kobe, Japan (Bloco Feijão Preto)

in Paris (Aquarela École de Samba)

in Birmingham, England (Oya Batucada)

in Singapore (Samba Masala)

in Helsinki, Finland (União da Roseira)

I got the inspiration for this post at the great Luis Nassif blog.