Maninho Costa and Batucada Carioca

  • The foundation of Batucada Carioca's music is a heavy percussive swing, with the melodic accompaniment of cavaquinho, guitar, and trombone as well as various singers from Toronto's Brazilian community. Their repertoire includes songs by Beth Carvalho and João Nogueira, as well as classics such as a breathtaking instrumental rendition of Aquarela do Brasil ... not to mention the greatest past Carnaval themes, immortalized in Brazil's free-spirited collective musical culture, which will prove once and for all how Brazilians come to be so light on their feet!