Eraldo joined us in 2004 following a series of collaborative workshops delivered by Meninos do Morumbi. Born in Brazil, Eraldo brings a cheery, grounded energy to our often hectic and exciting schedule of events!
Eraldo’s childhood beginnings within the percussion scene (with Meninos do Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil) have provided him with a real love and understanding of the power of youth participation in the arts. As well as co-ordinating, administrating, and delivering musical content within Global Grooves and Bangdrum’s workshops programmes since 2004, he has inspired a host of UK tutors with his knowledge and almost serene approach to workshop leading. Eraldo has aided the development of a number of North West percussion and dance groups including Meninos Oldham and Grupo SambAfriq, and regularly performs with ensemble groups around the world.
Eraldo is an exceptional percussionist with decades of experiences playing with, and leading, ensembles. He is passionate about the development of the UK Carnival scene, nurturing percussion players through weekly skills training sessions. Eraldo is VERY excited to kickstart this new bloco programme!