Jeremy Parker is a full time dad and Registered Nurse with a part time raging music addiction! He fell in love with his Brazilian wife and visited her homeland for the first time in 2004. He gravitated quickly toward Capoeira and found another new love in playing the instruments and Afro-Brazilian rhythms that he learned in the streets and rodas of Rio de Janeiro. He has been singing and playing music ever since including blues, rock, and funk. But, his primary focus is on Brazilian music like samba, pagode, choro, and maracatu. He has been a member of the San Francisco Bay Area's only performing Maracatu group, Maracatu Pacífico, for three years and is currently studying and playing with one of Rio's finest maracatu groups Tambores de Olokun.
Tambores de Olokun video, the trippy one:
Jeremy playing with Tambores de Olokun:
Alexandre Garnizé's band:
Push and Pull or Up and Down method for playing the gongue:
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