Guilherme Santana won the 2nd place on the Batuka! Masters – National Drummers Contest, in the year of 1996. Along with the drummer Fred Valle, participated in the 1st Batuka! CD, released in the year of 1998 with their tune “Desfunksambeando".
“I participated in the 1st Batuka! at exactly 13 years ago. I remember as if it
was today Vera calling at my home and telling me I was selected. To take part at
it, was a unique and special experience. Only the ones who participate know how
much it’s a learning experience. I made some good friends that always bring me
Born in Goiânia, his passion for the drums started at the early age of 2. He
started to play in the church and with 6 he was already playing at its band. At
12 started playing professionally.
Played and recorded with various artists from Goiânia like: Bel Maia, Christina
Guedes, Fernanda Guedes, Laércio Correntina, Larissa Moura, Valéria Costa, Tom
Chris, Camila Faustino, Pádua, Maria Eugênia and Tonzera. He also works in
various musical productions of Jota Rezende, William Borjazz, Pinoccio, Caixote,
Bozo, Luiz Chafin, among others.
Nowadays, he works with his instrumental music trio The Trio Guariroba, with the bass player Bruno Rejan and the pianist Santiago Lammas, with the Jam Brasil Quintet, which performed at the Goyaz Festival and also with various artists in Brasília and São Paulo, where he has recorded and performed shows and workshops.
An interview with Guilherme Santana and Frederico Valle: Batuka! Brasil | Great Encounters | 2020
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