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Marcio Peeter

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"The heart of our band is the drum” says Marcio Peeter, a percussionist from Ilê Aiyê, the group known worldwide as the creator of the unique rhythmic style Samba Afro. Marcio has played with them for over 20 years, starting to play professionally when he was 14. Marcio also lends his expertise and musicianship to the percussion section of the group SambaDá and has played with Bahia’s famous group Timbalada among others. Marcio brings to the stage his skills, experience and the incredible energy of these unique AfroBrazilian beats.