CANCELED - Masterclass Maracatu

390/17CANCELED - Masterclass Maracatu

Date and time

Thu. 21.09.2017 15:00 h - Sat. 23.09.2017 18:00 h

Target audience

for advanced players with long time experience (see requirements)


Walter de França


Walter de França is the Mestre one of the oldest Batuques of Brazil, Maracatu Nação Estrela Brilahnte. Known for his arrangements and compositions, he was one of the first to extend and break the boundaries of traditional Maracatus. As a composer, arranger and singer, he often participates in recordings of various musicians. He is one of the best experts in the Brazilian Maracatu scene, and as such, he also lectures at schools and universities, where he is already a subject of scientific work. As one of the pillars of the tradition, Marazatu Nação Estrela Brilahnte also helps other Batuques to maintain and preserve this music.

In this Masterclass, Walter, out of the traditional Baques and playing techniques of the Baque Virado, will also show more complex arrangements within the framework of the Baque tradicional and more modern, own arrangement, in which the vocals must of course never be missing. Also improvisations and small surprises are to be installed.


In order to achieve a musical level appropriate to the Masterclass, each participant is expected to have mastery of the basic techniques and knowledge of the basic rhythmic ideas of the Maracatu. The lecturers have the right to conduct an audition.


Thu. 15:00 - 21:00
Fri. 11:00 - 18:00
Sat. 10:00 - 18:00 

samba echo:
Sun 11:00 - 14:00