Guga has been influenced and trained by great masters of art and popular culture from Pernambuco, such as: Mestre Sapo in capoeira Angola, Mestra Iza do Amparo in plastic arts and Mestre Salustiano in popular cultural forms such as Cavalo Marinho, Ciranda, Côco, Forró and Maracatu Rural. Guga brings with him a musical knowledge enriched by the traditions and knowledge transmitted by these great masters. His passion for percussion is evident in his artistry, where he takes us on an engaging, pulsating rhythmic journey.
In addition to his talent as a percussionist, Guga is also an accomplished singer and dancer, incorporating these artistic expressions to create authentic and emotional performances. He intertwines melodies, rhythms and movements in a harmonious way, connecting deeply with his origins and traditions. His talent transcends borders, inspiring students and audiences around the globe.
Not only a talented musician and dancer, Guga is also a skilled luthier, making three different instruments. His specialty is the manufacture of Agbê, an instrument that has gained great popularity and is often sought after by music lovers.
Guga is a contra mestre of Capoeira Angola, a Brazilian cultural manifestation that integrates dance, mime, fight and ancestry in a unique and cohesive way. He is dedicated to preserving and promoting this rich tradition, bringing to light its values and meanings.
We were delighted to welcome him to lead some of our Vale second birthday celebrations in Sept 2023. We can’t wait to see him again!