Isaias Alves  won the 9th Batuka! Masters – National Drummer´s Contest in 2009.

"I heard about the Festival by some friends who commented that the inscriptions were open. Due to my daily tight schedule, I could only send the material one day before the limit date. It was a very hard proccess. It was tough to arrange the studio, to get the cameras, to mix the material and make the arrangement of the tune "Fogueira." At the end God´s will prevailed and I thank it for putting the right people, like Vera Figueiredo, who proportionated and will always grant great momments to the Brazlilian drumming. The Batuka! is not only a festival but a friend´s meeting where besides the great music there´s friendship and interaction and this is what counts!"


For many years, Isaías has been playing in the Brazilian Jazz and Gospel music scenes.

Already performed with big names such as Michael Sullivan e Ney Conceição.

Nowadays he plays with the only steel pan orchestra in Brazil, The Kerusso, with wich he already toured USA, Canada, Italy, Egypt, France and the Phillipines.