Tambor Mineiro

393/17Tambor Mineiro

Date and time

Fri. 22.09.2017 11:00 h - Sat. 23.09.2017 18:00 h

Target audience

for those with rhythmical experience


Mauricio Tizumba (Belo Horizonte)


Tambor Mineiro or Tambor de Minas - this is the name of the music and rhythms that are played in the streets of Minas Gerais.
Since the Tambor Mineiro has never had much influence on the Brazilian popular music, this rich culture outside Minas Gerais has remained largely unknown. And yet the Tambor Mineiro stands for an ancient religious tradition in which, over the centuries, African roots have been mixed with Catholic content and transformed into something new.
Like the Maracatus from Pernambuco the Congadas (the groups play the Tambor Mineiro), usually in religious occasions, sing in colorful costumes singing and drumming through the streets. Tambor Mineiro is played on the Caixa de Folia, a drum very similar to the Alfaia, and the patangome, a round, metal-filled shaking instrument. In addition, the gungas, metal rattles, which are bound to the ankle of the dancers, create hypnotic accompanying rhythms with complex strides.
On the basis of a sponsorship by the Brazilian state, Tizumba can travel with his current show band and will be on the stage of the Samba syndrome with the ensemble on Friday evening.


Fri. 11:00 - 18:00
Sat. 10:00 - 18:00

samba echo:
Sun. 11:00 - 14:00