With its mix of bass-heavy grooves, razor-sharp polyrhythms and colorfully coordinated movement, TDot Batu brings Brazilian swagger and energy to your indoor or outdoor community or private event.
Tdot Batu–All for you!
Our group ranges from a stripped down baque of just the few core instruments with song to a full group ensemble of greater than 20 players accompanied by professional Brazilian carnival-style dancers, capoeiristas and singers that encourage fun crowd participation and group learning experiences.
We pride ourselves on our music and presentation and are available for both community and private events to which we can contribute energy, professionalism and grand spectacle.
We get by with a little help from our friends
We occasionally enlist the musical services of our friends to play classic samba reggae and axé hits and have been joined on stage by such notable Brazilian acts as Maninho Costa, Marivaldo dos Santos, Salviano Pessoa, Juninho Neves, and Sandro Liberato.
In collaboration with local samba dance companies Samba Jess and Dance Migration, we also bring together music and dance rooted in the samba reggae tradition to create colorful, larger than life cultural happenings and spectacles.
In addition to music and dance, the Brazilian martial arts tradition of capoeira is a common part of the samba-reggae scene. Local capoeiristas–Sapo Camara and Ernandes Monteiro make frequent appearances with our group and add to the spectacle with their extraordinary physical brand of Brazilian arts and acrobatics.
From weddings to corporate events
Have a private event that requires high-energy entertainment certain to pack the dance floor and loosen up a crowd? We are your best choice for weddings, Bar Mitzvah's, club gigs, corporate and special events, percussion lessons (private & group), workshops, interviews, hosting and other functions. We are eager to work with you to create and provide the specific elements that you envision for your event. Please contact us for further information/discussion.Contact us!
From street parties to festivals
At the heart of community is people and the common ground of music that brings us together. For us, one of the most exhilarating experiences is being able to bring the music and colour of Brazil to people in the greater Toronto community. It is our pleasure to enliven festivals, opening, street gatherings, parades and even the occasional political cause in which we believe, with the sounds of samba-reggae. Please contact us for further information/discussion.Contact us!
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Header photo by: Masayuki Tada