A contemporary percussionist and educator, Marcus, is a native of Bahia, Brazil. He commits his life to the study, teaching and performance of his hometown's Afro-Brazilian music and heritage as well as World drumming diversity. "Marcus was a marvel... I have never seen people as engaged and excited..." Aaron Siegal, Carnegie Hall
Marcus performed for the president of Brazil, TEDx and with the “One World Band” produced by MTV. Marcus also played at the Sony Pictures Oscar nominated movie ‘Rachel's getting Married’ with Anne Hathaway. He has been honored with the 2013 KOSA Recognition award, Outstanding Arts Performer Award by the Brazilian Immigrant Center (2008) as well as Outstanding Percussionist Award by Berklee College of Music in 2004.
Marcus is the author of the DVD ‘Modern Approach to Pandeiro’ and performed in the DVD ‘Musically Speaking II’ by BOSE. Marcus has lead workshops on Afro-Brazilian percussion and music for Social Change in universities and conventions around the world such as Carnegie Hall, PASIC and Harvard. He’s currently the director of the Grooversity network project and artistically directs twenty four drumming groups in the US, France, Germany and Canada.
Mamady Keita http://ttmda.com/mamady-keita
Giovnanni Hidalgo http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Giovanni_Hidalgo.html
Osvaldo Golijov http://www.osvaldogolijov.com/
La Pasión Segun San Marcos https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Pasión_según_San_Marcos_(Golijov)
Giovanni fundraiser NYC Lehman College, and https://www.gofundme.com/giohidalgofund
Memo Acevedo http://www.gonbops.com/artists/memo-acevedo/
Jamie haddad http://jameyhaddad.com/
Jorge Alabe (The Brazilian Beat Podcast Episode 7) http://thebrazilianbeat.com/blog/2016/10/4/episode-7-jorge-alabe-and-capucho-antiono-ivan
Sergio Krakowski Pandeiro rockstar - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001476951294&fref=hovercard
Gabi Guedes http://tnb.art.br/rede/gabiguedes
Samba Syndrome, German Samba Festival http://sambasyndrom.de/