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Caique Vidal and Batuque is a unique band that brings infectious energy and riveting dance grooves to the stage. “Batuque” (pronounced ba-TOO-kee) means to drum. The band delivers an explosive performance integrating the sounds of Afro-Brazilian percussion with keyboards, bass, guitar and horns to produce an innovative version of samba, reggae, salsa, bachata, pop, rock and Bossa Nova.  Vidal and Batuque have performed at the Art of Cool-NC, Afro-Bahia Festival-NC, Hardee’s Festival-VA, International Festival Raleigh, Fiesta del Pueblo and others. Caique Vidal and Batuque’s live performance is pure passion and energy! Food trucks and local craft beer TBA.

Caique Vidal will start the evening with a brief history of Samba-Reggae and Batalá Durham will open for Caique Vidal & Batuque. Batalá is an international samba reggae music project based in Salvador de Bahia in northeastern Brazil. The name Batalá is a combination of the phrase “bateu lá” meaning “hit there” in Portuguese and Obatalá (Oxalá), the Candomblé deity who is the father of the Orixas and of all humanity. http://bataladurham.com/
 
Batalá was founded in Paris in 1997 by Giba Gonçalves, a Bahian percussionist with links to Ilê Aiyê, Olodum, Muzenza, Male Debale, Jimmy Cliff, Tupi Nago, and Kaoma. Batalá currently has over 30 groups in 15 countries and a worldwide membership of over 1,000 percussionists.

Caique Vidal & Batuque é uma banda unica que traz uma contagiosa energia e  coreografias para o palco. O show da banda é uma explosiva mistura da percussão Afro-Brasileira com teclados, baixo, guitarra e sopro para produzir uma versão inovadora do samba, reggae, salsa, bachata, pop, rock e Bossa Nova. Vidal & Batuque já se apresentaram no Art of Cool-NC, Afro-Bahia Festival-NC, Hardee’s Festival-VA, International Festival Raleigh, Fiesta del Pueblo entre outros. Caique Vidal & Batuque show é pura paixão e energia!

Caique Vidal & Batuque es una banda única que trae energía infecciosa, ritmos de baile cautivadores y proporciona una visión de la cultura afro-brasileña que es muy necesaria en el mundo de la música de hoy. “Batuque” significa tambor y la banda ofrece una actuación explosiva que integra los sonidos de la percusión con un estilo moderno de manera entretenida. ¡Prepárate para participar! Camiones de comida y cerveza artesanal local TBA.

 

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