Book Us - Gigs/Parades

Book us for your next gig, party, parade or team building event....

Bring the exciting rhythms and powerful percussion of North-East Brazil to your next event and hire the 2018 Notting Hill Carnival Brazilian third place winners!

Based in London, we play Maracatu carnival percussion music and dance from Recife, Brazil. We play in concerts and clubs, parade in street carnivals, teach workshops and perform at private and corporate events. We play “Maracatu de Baque Virado”, which means ‘Maracatu of the turning beat', reflecting the syncopation and interaction of the beats. This traditional form of carnival parading, percussion and dance has deep roots in Afro-Brazilian traditions and is a major form of carnival in Recife, around Brazil, and also around the world.

In the 2018 Notting Hill Carnival our 60 person group included performers from many Maracatu bands around the country, and won third prize for Brazilian Bands, behind London’s two main Rio style Samba Bands.

We will be very happy to tailor a presentation to match your event, whether in London or around the country, and negotiate a price. Please get in touch to discuss. A full band includes the band leader, a percussion ensemble of around 20-40 members, including alfaias, caixas, tarols, agbeś, gongués, mineiros, atabaques, and apito, as well as dancers, singers, and extra costumed performers.  Smaller events will involve a more limited number of performers from the full group.

The types of events at which we perform include:

Full Band

Suitable for large outdoor events, carnivals, summer fayres, festivals, and weddings

Small Band

Suitable for small street festivals, carnival expositions, community events, party nights, and other indoor event, e.g. exhibition openings/closing



Suitable for professional stage shows, music venues, clubs, promotional events, corporate performances


Team Building

We offer a programme of workshops to the general public, and also to organisations, including schools, youth clubs, and corporate groups. Workshops can include drumming, dancing, instrument making, costume making.

Our team building workshops are very popular with corporate and social organisations, and use the fun of learning the skills of Maracatu to enhance team performance

Please get in touch through email, facebook or telephone, or use the form below to outline your needs and we can get back to you to discuss your budget and our availability:

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Phone:  07943103900                                              Youtube; Baque de axe

Instagram:  Baque de Axé (@baquedeaxe)




A powerful Maracatu show at Notting Hill Carnival, London August 2018

Baque de Axé's 3rd place in this year's new Brazilian section was just rewards for one of our best ever performances at London's Notting Hill Carniva

With members of Baque de Ogum and friends

Some of our recent Projects:



Amazing fun  Afro-Brazilian traditional dance and percussion workshops in London

We offer classes at various levels for people of all ages, including for absolute beginners!.

Get  in touch at our                      facebook page      for more information.




-LOVE CARNIVAL,  The CLF Art Cafe, Bussey Building, Peckham.

-Movimientos , Hootananny in Brixton .

Among Others......

Baque de Axé's inaugural outing at London's Notting Hill Carnival August 2017, was a phenomenal success with the help of our friends from Porto Rico, Recife, Brazil.


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