Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul is a Brighton based drumming, singing and dancing group. Formed in 2007 by Paul Dodd the group performs styles from the North East of Brazil including Maracatu, Coco, Baiao, Ciranda and Afoxe.
The group performs at parades, festivals, clubs and outdoor events. Along with vibrant costumes and dynamic movement the atmosphere and bass-heavy sound never fail to get people dancing! Artistic and Musical Director Paul Dodd, choreographer Rosaria Gracia and the whole Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul dance and music group showcase the most vibrant rhythms from the North East of Brazil, not failing to get the crowds going.
Cruzeiro do Sul is Portuguese for ‘Southern Cross’ and is part of the constellation Crux. It is an important national symbol in Brazil and has been used as a guide by sailors for many years whilst navigating their journeys during the night in the south seas of the globe.
Our vibe comes in a boat guided by the stars in the sky.