In Portuguese, “Batuque” (pronounced ba-TOO-kee) means to drum and is also an expression that describes a freestyle form of percussion. Terreiro (teh-HEY-dhoo) directly translates to “yard,” but is also a name given to a style of music derived from the Afro-Brazilian religion known as Candomble. Batuque de Terreiro performs the original sounds of Bahia, which includes songs and movement that are widely appreciated in Brazil.
The mission of Batuque de Terreiro is to promote wellness and collaboration through the sharing of Afro-Brazilian drumming. The band is under the leadership of Caique Vidal, an accomplished percussionist from Salvador da Bahia.