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“Batuque Percussion”

Afrobrasileira “Musica Popular Brasileira”


This group, which has been together for many years, grew out of an idea by drummer and multi-percussionist Stefano Rossini to promote Afro-Brazilian music and culture and to bring it to a wider audience.

The focus of the band has been the rich rhythmic tradition of Brazil and the vast repertoire and instrumental elements which make up the “raiz”, or roots of the M.P.B.

Their music unites the deep rhythmic grooves of Africa to modern arrangements in the “Brazilian Jazz” tradition.

The band’s performances appeal both to music aficionados and to those hearing Brazilian music for the first time.

The group has received much critical acclaim, and was awarded first prize for best Jazz orchestra in the 2012 “Rome Festival of Orchestras”

Batuque Percussion” has recorded 2 CDs, released in 2006 and 2010.




Festivals e manifestazioni importanti:



  • Winner of the  “Festival delle Orchestre” Jazz section – Big Band, Rome 2012
  • Hands on the Drum” music series, Grottaferrata, 1999;
  • Winner of the “World-Music Fregelle” Festival, Comune di Ceprano, 1999 and 2000;
  • Peace Dances, ethnic groups for International Cooperation”, Teatro de’ Servi, Rome, 2001;
  • JAZZ & IMAGE” Festival, Villa Celimontana, Rome, 2000 through 2011;
  • Performances for the Carnival”, Frascati, 2001;
  • Ethno-Musical Meetings 2000″ in the series “Peoples and Drums”, Teatro Morgagni, Rome, 2000;
  • Incontri in Fiera”, (Rimini) 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002;
  • Fiera del Fitness”,  Firenze (Fortezza da Basso) 2007;
  • Fridays in Concert” Series, Rome, 2002;
  • Torrino Village Festival, Torrino Nord, Rome, 2002;
  • Spoleto Musica Festival, Teatro Caio Melisso, 2002;
  • Manifestazione Quartiere Garbatella, Rome, 2002;
  • Concerts on the terrace of the Campidoglio” Music Festival, Rome, 2002;
  • Night Notes Festival”, Le Grand Opera di Scoglitti (Vittoria Ragusa), 2003;
  • The Summer Concerts”, Twica Beach, Forte dei Marmi, 2003;
  • I Concerti in Discoteca”, Pineta Discotheque, Milano Marittima, 2003;
  • Play Park” underwritten by the Comune di Anguillara, 2003;
  • Christmas Village”, Rome, 2002 and 2003;
  • Peace Dances” Series, Alpheus, Rome, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007;
  • De Andrè” Prize, XV Municipio, Rome, 2004;
  • Cineporto 2006″ Summer Series, Rome;
  • I°, II°, IV°Edition “Itinerario Brasile” Festival Series, Comune di Frascati, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
  • AILAS” Congress, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome 3-6 May 2006,
  • Incontri di Civiltà” in Piazza Risorgimento, Rome: 2009
  • Winter Festival Series “JAZZ & IMAGE”  Villa Celimontana, Rome, December 2009
  • Winter Music Series at the Casa del Jazz, Rome, March 2011
  • Summer Music Series at the Casa del Jazz, Rome, July 2011
  • Winter programming series at the Alexanderplatz Jazz Club, Rome seasons 2007 through 2013
  • Otricoli Music Festival September 2012
  • Migrant Souls Festival”  Apulia Brasileira Polignano a Mare (BA) August 201