Palmeira Imperial Maracatu Group

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Palmeira Imperial Maracatu Group. Photo: Isabela Kassow/Diadorim Ideias

Created in 2007 by drummers who live in Paraty, Maracatu Palmeira Imperial Group is the only one in Paraty which plays this music genre from the city Pernambuco. Its name is a tribute to the tree with a strong presence in the region and it also originated the first drums used for percussion by the group.

Palmeira Imperial Maracatu Group. Photo: Isabela Kassow/Diadorim Ideias

"The drums are the essential parts during the presentations and they are the first thing heard" says Augusto Menezes, founder of Palmeira Imperial. The group is composed by 25 members and affiliated to another group, Nação do Maracatu Porto Rico, from Recife. Its musicians and dancers often parade in processions and through the charming historic center of Paraty.


General Information

Phone: (+55 24) 99908-9800 (Augusto)
E-mail address: augustomacula@gmail.com and palmeiraimperial@gmail.com
Website: http://palmeiraimperial.maracatu.org.br/

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