The Bigger Story Behind Brazilian Music
In 2010, I was in my mid-twenties. It was then that I took my first international trip. For most Indians, South East Asia, US or the UK tends to be the first international destination. I was one of those odd Indians who reached South America for the first long trip.
It was a continent I knew nothing about, except that there was great music and the women were super attractive.
Unfortunately, both these things turned out to be true. Which meant that I had to return some day.
Around the same time I discovered the booming drums of Batucada. The music that fills the heart with joy and energy!
In the later years I realized that this wonderful music comes from another wonderful Brazilian state called Bahia. This state is the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture.
If there ever was a music that I wanted to learn, then it was this. That’s how BatucadaBeats became a part of ‘The 12 Project’.
My search also took me to an interesting place. Religion.