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Marcus Santos
Grooversity
Country of Residence:
United States
A contemporary percussionist and educator, Marcus Santos, is a native of Bahia, Brazil. He commits his life to the study, teaching and performance of his hometown's Afro-Brazilian music and heritage.

Marcus received a scholarship and completed his studies with honors at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has performed with artists like Paquito D'Rivera and the Gipsy Kings. Marcus has received several awards including the Outstanding Arts Performer Award by the Brazilian Immigrant Center in 2008 as well as Outstanding Percussionist by Berklee College of Music in 2004.

Marcus produced his own DVD ‘Modern Approach to Pandeiro’, and the DVD ‘Musically Speaking II’ together with BOSE. He’s currently the director of the Grooversity network and artistically directs drumming groups in seven different states in the US.

Why Remo?

I am impressed with the Bahia Bass drum head and the Skyndeep head for pandeiros, timbau and congas. My percussion sounds amazing with those Remo drumheads and it even helps my ideas while playing. Remo heads are not only improving the quality of the sound of my drums but also they sound much louder which is great for my large batucada ensemble. The funny part about all this Remo awesomeness is that somehow Remo will find a way of improving even more their already amazing products. It feels great to be part of the Remo drum heads family!

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