Maracatu Estrela do Mar is a Melbourne-based Afro-Brazilian percussion group that plays Maracatu de Baque Virado and other rhythms from the north-east of Brazil*. Translated to English as Star Fish, our name came from a famous Estrela Brilhante song called: Horizonte. We think of the starfish as an inspiration for the culture and influences that have traveled from Africa to Brazil and onwards to Australia and beyond. We are proud to represent such a rich culture here, far away from Brazil.
Maracatu Estrela do Mar | copyright © 2013 | estreladomar.com.au
Sound: Matthew Crawford
Camera & Edition: Aidan Barrett - Handsome Production
Special thanks to Matthew Crawford, Richard Parton, Dan Elleson, Kate Eddy, James Murray, Raul Cintero, Newton Peres, Eadaoin Doherty, Cassia Paz, Joanna Barrett, Mauro Negri, Dominic Dêrib, Sandra da Silva, Théresè Joyce