Brazilian Percussionist/Singer

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Brazilian percussionist and singer with influences from different musical styles like Jazz fusion, Reggae, Maloya, Afro-Peruvian, World music, Caboverdian music, Cuban music and a large range of different Brazilian musical traditions.

I´m Cláudio Ramos Rosa, in the world of music known as Crá Rosa, and I was born in the city of Salvador de Bahia (Brazil) in 1979, where I studied percussion at the music school of UFBA before moving to Spain. I´m currently the percussionist of the Barcelona-based band Macaco.

From the age of 15 I played in various groups of varied styles until I reached the Arrastao da Timbalada (project created by Carlinhos Brown). That's where I expanded my musical knowledge, having the opportunity to participate during two years in this project and participate in the recording of the movie Rhythms of the World by the American group Stomp with this same project.

With my 39 years, I have a long career in the world of music and have had the opportunity to play and share the stage with great musicians from the Brazilian and European scene such as:

Hindi Zahra, Mariene de Castro, Roberto Mendes, Ellen Oléria, Munir Hossn, Margareth Menezes, Sara Pi, Paul Beaubrun, Mario Canonge, Jurandir Santana, Ximo Tebar, Paulinho Lêmos, Mû Mbana, Mario Rossi, David Pastor, Yoel Paez, Nacho Mañó among others.

I recently collaborated in the recording of the last CD of Sole Giménez (Pequeñas Cosas), the CD of Nacho Mañó (Singing of Chico Buarque), in the CD Made in Nordeste, project of the musician Munir Hossn and in the last record of Macaco.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Munir Hossn
  • Ebra
  • Gafieira Miúda
Gear Highlights
  • Pandeiros
  • Cuíca
  • Caxixi
  • Timbau
  • Surdos
  • Tamborim
  • Berimbau
  • Congas
  • Bongos
  • Udú
  • Djembé
  • Tambourines
  • Shakers
  • Cowbells
  • SPD-SX Roland
  • AKG
  • Sennheiser
  • Shure
  • Logic ProX
  • etc.
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