BATUCADA SOUND MACHINE
Batucada Sound Machine’s reputation is unquestionably in their live performance. A band that thrives in a festive atmosphere, BSM are renowned for getting crowds moving whether performing in Europe, Asia or Oceania.
The band’s percussion-heavy rhythm section, blazing horns, chunky guitars, and soulful vocals all fuse effortlessly, intertwining Brazilian, funk, hip-hop, afro-beat and Pacific-soul influences.
While still based in New Zealand, this ‘10-piece beast’ has captivated audiences at many well-respected events around the world including Womad (UK), The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Afro Latino Festival (Belgium), Wereldfeest (Holland), and Ollin Kan Festival (Portugal). In 2010 and 2011 the band toured Europe performing over 50 shows in 8 countries, including the main stage at the Sziget Festival, Horizonte Festival (Germany), Kulturarena (Germany), Larmer Tree Festival (UK) and the City of London Festival (UK).