Brazilian Maracatu

Graphic of the Maracatu session. On top with the title in white text over an orange arch. Below with a cartoon raccoon mascot holding an orange shekere. On the left side with the date, time and location of the sessions.

Updated August 28, 2023

Brazilian Maracatu

Brazilian Maracatu sessions are back during the summer! Drumming and singing from Northeastern Brazil, with Juno-nominated master percussionist Aline Morales. All are welcome to join, open to UTSC community and the public!

All Brazilian Maracatu sessions are happening on Thursday from 7pm-9pm, located in Scarborough Circle.

Steps to sign up: Log in to > Events and Workshops > UTSC Scarborough > Arts, Culture and Media > Event on calendar

Public members do not need to sign up. Questions? Please contact

Soundlife Scarborough (SLS) is the centre for music and community engagement at the University of Toronto Scaborough. Our projects foster healthy communities through participatory music-making; support community partnerships and community-engaged research excellence grounded in the principle of reciprocity; and inspire students in developing creative, flexible, and participatory approaches to music-making as a lifelong practice.

A leading force in Canada's Brazilian music scene, Juno-nominated percussionist, composer and vocalist Aline Morales delivers a personal and intimate perspective on contemporary Brazilian pop -- incorporating global folkloric and jazz elements with vintage Tropicalia and MPB. Morales' strikingly clear and confident vocals shine alongside her evocative compositions and the lush arrangements contributed by longtime collaborator, producer and guitarist David Arcus. Also a highly-regarded percussionist, Morales has changed the face of Brazilian music in Canada through a wide range of projects, showcasing her strength and versatility as bandleader and instrumentalist.





Group photos of the participants at the Brazilian Maracatu session. Taken in Winter 2023.

Group photo of the participants and members at one of the Brazilian Maracatu sessions. Taken in Winter 2023.