Mestre Memeu, is a legend in the samba reggae community.
He has been part of olodum for 35 years and leading for 25 of those. He has toured the world playing with Olodum and teaching workshops. He received the name of MESTRE after the 1st Mestre Neguinho do Samba bestowed him with the title.
He has collaborated with Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff and Alpha Blondie. Aside from Olodum, he currently also leads his group, A Banda do Mestre Memeu, where they play his original compositions.
Patricio Martinez, aka Pato Irie is the leader of Tdot Batu, a samba reggae group in Toronto, Canada. Originally from Salvador, he has a love for Bahian music and grew up watching Olodum and the other groups playing in Pelourinho. He has been leading Tdot Batu for 5 years and prior to that had organized a drumming network throughout Chile, where he live for 10 years.
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Brazilian drums in North America.