Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Batucaxé (pronounced bah-too-cah-SHEH, which means "the blessing of the beat") is a non-profit drum and dance ensemble and school that was formed in Tucson, Arizona, in 2001. Inspired by the music of Brazil, we feature the music and choreography of many traditions from all over the world. Our goal is to inspire creativity, openness, community solidarity and collective joy through lessons and classes, outreach programs and high-energy performances. In 2009, we were the Tucson Tammies Award winner in the World Music category. We released our first CD, "The Blessing of the Beat," earlier this year. Visit http://www.batucaxe.org/ to learn more.
The CD is available to purchase online at: http://batucaxe.org/mp3player.htm (a few sample tracks are online as well). Fans can also buy the CD at the following Tucson locations: Bookmans, 1930 E. Grant Rd., Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Ave., Bohemia, 2920 E. Broadway Blvd., and both locations of Zia Record Exchange, 3370 E. Speedway Blvd. and 3655 N. Oracle.
Check out our interview with Batucaxe on June 30th @PM