2017 Kick Off!

2017 Kick Off!

The 2017 Kick Off! It all begins this Sunday, March 5th! Tu Maraca!!! First Rehearsal this Sunday! (March 5th) Rehearsal starts at 2pm. We will be meeting at Portland Abbey Arts again, the church just off of Lombard by Cha Cha Cha’s. They have been so generous...
Instrument Order

Instrument Order

Our first rehearsal is MARCH 5th! Mark your calendars.  INSTRUMENT ORDER For those of you who are interested in buying an instrument, check out the instruments here: https://www.kalango.com/en/styles/maracatu/ Dev, of Seattle, will be coordinating the order. He is...
2017 Season Sign Up!

2017 Season Sign Up!

Fill out the Sign Up Form for 2017 so we know you will be joining us! First Rehearsal is March 5th:  2 – 4 pm  @  Portland Abbey Arts.   Sign up today!   Don’t forget our very First Fundraiser this Friday! For more info visit: OUR FACEBOOK EVENT...
MARACATUpdx’s First Fundraiser!

MARACATUpdx’s First Fundraiser!

Join us for our FIRST fundraiser! Friday, February 10th, 7-10pm Lagunitas Community Room 237 NE Broadway St Suite 300 Portland, OR 97232 Tickets: $10 Advanced tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2823144 (includes entrance, drink token and food) $15 at door....
We are officially a non-profit!

We are officially a non-profit!

A huge thanks to Umbrella Pdx! As our fiscal sponsor, they have make us an official 501(c)3 under their umbrella and are helping us to gain our autonomy as a strong, independent non-profit. Check them out:...
2017 Season Preview

2017 Season Preview

2017, Here We Come! A new year is right around the corner and we are getting primed for another season of great music and community. We hope you can all join us again this year and bring some friends, too. Here are a couple quick things to know: 1. We will start the...
Seattle World Rhythm Fest and More!

Seattle World Rhythm Fest and More!

This week in MARACATUpdx…   NEW MATERIAL – AFOXES This week we will begin learning our Afoxes. Find the lyrics and audio on the Repertoire Page.   SEATTLE WORLD RHYTHM FESTIVAL – April 9th Have you told us you will be there? Tell us HERE. MARACATUpdx...
Beto Records the Songs

Beto Records the Songs

Great stuff on Sunday! This week is going to be another great rehearsal. We will start this week with the two pieces we finished with last weekend and give them a good go around (Nago and Vou, Eu Vou). Please, be ready to go by 5:30!   WANT TO BUY AN INSTRUMENT?...