“Arakatuba” is a 6 piece Brazilian/Jazz “Groove” band led by one of the finest Brazilian percussion players in Europe, Bosco De Oliveira. The band has performed its brand of Jazz influenced Brazilian music around the world and includes work with the likes of Airto Moreira (Miles Davies, Chick Corea) and Dom Um Romao (Weather Report) on an impressive CV. Bosco himself is considered to be one of the most influential of the Brazilian musicians currently working in Europe. As well as gigs with his friend Airto, Bosco is one of the co-founders of the London School of Samba and includes work with the likes of Hamish Stuart and Terry Callier on a hugely impressive CV. A highly regarded teacher and lecturer Bosco holds a Masters degree in Music from London University. Playing music Bosco describes as “Brazilian roots with a Jazz/Dance approach” this is a rhythmical feast for the soul!

“…superb band led by fabulous Brazilian percussionist Bosco D'Oliveira with sublime vocals from Liliana Chachian and saxophonist Dave Bitelli.” Time Out

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