Professional musician, coming from a very culturally active background, from Salvador, Bahia State, Brazil, started his contact with art very early in his religious community, Ilê Axé Oya Ominídê.
By the time he entered one of the most famous Brazilian Percussion Groups, Timbalada, he was only 12. He enjoyed a fruitful experience in many bands in Salvador. Junior has played with famous artists such as Carlinhos Brown, Marisa Monte, and Bands such as ‘Olodum’ and ‘Vixe Mainha’.
He also toured several countries in Europe and Asia, having resided many years abroad.
Currently based in Brasília, Brazil’s Capital. Can be reached for recordings, private lessons, and mentoring exclusively here on Opanije.com