In the year 1986 my first journey led me to brazil. Marimba player and composer Ney Rosauro - I knew him from my student days at Würzburg - gave me the chance to study the "Brazil Style" at the "Escola de Musica" in Brasilia, where he was a teacher.
There Zequinha Galvao (Zequa) was my fantastic drum-teacher. He led me to the "Secrets of Brazilian Music". The singer and guitarist Philipp from Angola gave me the chance to play the drums in his afro- brazilian group. Together with Philipp we played concerts in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.
I went on my way from Salvador da Bahia to Rio de Janeiro. There I started to intensify my studies of Berimbau, Pandeiro, Surdo and small percussion.
Visiting different samba schools in Rio (Villa Isabelle, Beija Flor) being educated by Zequinha, my brazilian friends and musicians like Ney, Philipp, Nonato, Roberto, Tom, Leon and many others - all that made the "real kick" to found my first own Brazil-Band here in Germany.
cd - "Move o pé" Blumenküsser (Beija Flor)
From this time on brazilian music and yoga (yoga) got part of my life!