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About Maracutu Mar Aberto:

On stage or in the street, Maracutu Mar Aberto are rhythm, song and movement. Their style is traced through the lineage of such groups as Maracatu Estrela Brilhante, Trovão das Minas, and Maracatu Nunca Antes. Maracutu Mar Aberto are a living tradition of maracatu in a local context – not a folkloric representation - working collectively on the artistry and heritage that is maracatu de baque virado.

Maracutu Mar Aberto


Maracatu Mar Aberto is an Afro-Brazilian percussion and song troupe that plays maracatu de baque virado and other rhythms derived from the same traditions. Translated as the "open sea," the name represents the aggregated influences that have traveled from Africa to Brazil and onwards to Toronto and beyond.

Maracatu Mar Aberto is presented in partnership with Uma Nota Só.

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