Sandro Moreno won the 6th Batuka! Masters – National Drummer´s Contest, in 2001. He also participated, with Adriano Magôo´s tune “Mba Eichpa La Porte” in the 2nd Batuka! CD, released in 2004.
"I own a lot to the Batuka!. It can integrate our very musical country. The
contacts, the information exchange and the learning experience between us,
Brazilian drummers and the ones who come from all over the world is something
that really happens in a 2 way channel.
After performing at the Batuka! Sandro Moreno experienced a dramatic
improvement in professional oportunities. Soon after music magazines publicized
articles on Sandro´s performance at the festival, he was invitedby the high
profile singer Zé Ramalho to play in his band. Moreno played with him for 6
years averaging 120 shows a year!
Nowadays, Sandro Moreno plays with the Jerry e Cora band as well as with the instrumental music ones; Croa and Balaio Jazz.