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BANDS / PROJECTS
BATUQ, derived from "Batuque," the heart-pounding Afro-Brazilian drumming tradition, is a trio that defies expectations by weaving together stunning percussive layers using no drums but the vocals of award-winning Céline Rudolph and the skills of Brazilian music experts Henrique Gomide (piano and keys) and João Luis Nogueira (acoustic guitar).
The three musicians based in Cologne present compositions blending rhythmic
jazz and captivating melodies. The South American musical influences of Henrique Gomide from Brazil and Jean Cammas from Chile, together with the “African drumming” of Dutch drummer Antoine Duijkers form the basis of their compositions and improvisations.
Aníbal Augusto Sardinha (Garoto, 1915-1955) was one of the most important modernizers of Brazilian music in the first half of the 20th Century, besides extraordinary muli-instrumentalist. Henrique Gomide have deeply researched his life and works and engaged in several projects to disseminate his music
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