Ju Souc was the winner of the 13th Batuka! Masters – National Drummers Contest, in 2013.

“Batuka! offers the best structure a festival can demand. It gives us the opportunity of knowing, watching and being watched by renowned artists from the musical scene, as well as to be tuned in everything regarding the drum universe. It’s a high level festival that instead of contestants bring into focus musicians with unique performances. This experience enriched my musical universe. I thank Vera Figueiredo and Batuka staff for the beautiful festival. It was awesome!"


She is a song writer and multi-instrumentalist, who recently released her first solo album. Ju Souc recorded almost all instruments of her album, which was released with the support of FMIC, a Campo Grande municipal cultural investment.

From ten tracks of the album, eight were written by Ju Souc, one by her and Jerry Espíndola, and one by Alzira E. The renowned bass player Arthur Maia was one of the album’s guests, that also had the participation of many musicians and Ju’s friends.

Ju started playing classic piano she was seven, at philanthropic institution Filarmônica Villa Lobos. At the age of fourteen she started learning acoustic guitar as self-taught. Only when she was sixteen she got into the drum universe, having class of this instrument. Her artistic influences come from many musical styles.

In 2013, Ju Souc was the winner of the 13th Batuka! Masters – National Drummers Contest. Currently, she is still doing her jobs, even as drummer of the band Pétalas de Pixe.