Sounds of Brazil

DEDÉ SAMPAIO, a Master Brazilian percussionist who has created this outstanding program, has played/recorded with Miles Davis, Wallace Roney,Jon Faddis, Robert Irving lll, Toninho Horta, Gary Peacock, Randy Brecker, Dave Kikoski, Rita Moreno, and many others. The growing popularity of Brazilian music and its unique rhythms are reflected in SOUNDS OF BRAZIL.

This program is an exciting cultural adventure, students will explore, learn and understand many aspects of Brazilian history, geography, custom and music. A wide variety of Brazilian percussion instruments will be demonstrated, played, discussed and their origins will be explained. Students and teachers will get the chance to participate in hands-on percussion as we re-create The Brazilian Carnaval� atmosphere using SOUNDS OF BRAZIL.

* Background:
Brazilian born in the city of Belo Horizonte. Minas Gerais. Graduated in 1970 from the School of Professional Musicians, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

* Musical Experience:
* Brazilian Percussion, Drums, Midi/electronics, congas, berimbau, surdo, rebolo, tam tam, repique de mão, cuica, pandeiro, tamborim, repenique, zabumba, atabaque, timba, triangle, bongos, reco-reco, bird calls, agogo, bells, apito, ganzá,
* Live performances:
With: Miles Davis, Wallace Roney, Jon Faddis, Toninho Horta, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, Ben Vereen, Rita Moreno, Nagger, Lionel Hampton, Breno Sauer, Paul Winter, Oscar Castro Neves, Alcione, Dick Farney, Maysa, Elza Soares, Cauby Peixoto, Ivon Cury, Ray Silkman.
* Recording Sessions:
With: Toninho Horta, Gary Peacock, Dave Kikoski, Bob Mentzer, Anthony Jackson, Rendy Brecker, Manolo Badrena, John Scofield, Phil Perry,
Robert Irving III. Mark Colby.
* CD Recordings:
With: Toninho Horta-From Ton to Tom (Videoarts Music Japan). Robert Irving III-Midnight Dream� (Polygram Records). Colby/Caruso -Mango Tango� (Universal Recording Corp.) Heart of the City� (Rivernorth Records). Rush Hour-Bumper to Bumper� (Gaia Records Ltd.). Darryl Tookes-Life Guard� (SKB Records). Brasil, Brazil� (Brazil Music USA).
* Studio Recordings: 33 years experience.
* Jingles and Industrials:
For: Mazda(zoom, zoom, zoom), Ford, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, McDonalds, Coca-cola, Tropicana, Wrigley Doublemint Gum, Pabst Brewing Co., Classic Coke, NutraSweet Co., United Way, Phillips, General Electric, Zenith, Michelin Tires, L'eggs, Ciba, Sherwin-Williams, Coast Soap, Weber and American Airlines.
* Educational Programs
Northwestern University. University of Illinois at Springfield. Roosevelt University, Chicago. Ravinia Festival. Vandercook College of Music. Lake Forest College. Historical Society of Indiana. Winter Festival (OURO PRETO) Brazil 2005. Millennium Park, Chicago, summer events 2007, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12.
Sketches of Brazil, Millennium Park 2009 / A tribute to MILES DAVIS
*Also conducted clinics as clinican and/or performer with Billy Cobham, Louie Bellson, Harvey Mason, Airto Moreira, Peter Erskne.


musical theater
Brazilian percussion show

Pricing Information

Pricing starts at: $$825


Grade level:  elementary school, middle school, high school, college, library/civic
Performance Length: 30-45 minutes
Workshops/Residencies: Yes

Pricing Info

$825 Single - $1.300 Double - $1.800 Triple.
Back to back, same location.
Travel fee may apply.

Technical Information

Set-up Time: 20-30 minutes
Strike Time: 10-20 minutes
Performer Needs: Staging area: 12ft x 18ft.
Sound System with 3 mics.


Telephone: 773.294-3323

Address: 5907 N. Fairfield Av.
Chicago, IL 60659