Coming highly-recommended by Parrot staples Locos por Juana and Xperimento Batuke Samba Funk makes their Green Parrot debut with shows at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13.
The Full BatukeSambaFunk Attack
A high-energy Brazilian band, Batuke mixes rhythms like 70’s funk with Afro samba, Brazilian big band, batucada, soul and R&B. The goal of Batuke is to “Brazilianize” American sounds and “Americanize” Brazilian sounds in a perfect balanced fusion.
Batuke was created in 2008 by Diogo Brown, a Brazilian bassist, composer, and musical producer. He was later joined by Miami’s well-known Brazilian guitarist and composer, Cezar Santana.
Diogo’s versatility and musicality opened doors for him to work with artists like Cris Delanno (BossaCucaNova), Claudia Leitte, Ricky Martin, Don Omar and Lucenzo (Kuduro).