Bloco em FoCo is a 15+ member Afro-Brazilian drumming ensemble, playing traditional and contemporary rhythms of Salvador Bahia, Brazil, particularly those of Bahia's carnaval, generally considered to be the most "authentic" carnaval in all Brazil. Bahia is the source of much of Brazil's popular music and many of its best known composers and performers. It is also the home city of our group's creative director and arranger, Marcus Santos, who currently lives in Boston.
The members of Bloco em Foco hail from all over northern Colorado as well as Laramie, WY. We have come together from various musical backgrounds to celebrate this lively rhythmic tradition, and look forward to presenting it to a wider audience.