Brasilian Cultural adviser Marcio
Marcio Do ILE AIYE. Master Brazilian percussionist born and rasied in Salvador, Bahia
the home of the international Afro bloco ILE AIYE of Salvador Bahia. One of the originators the rhythms of Samba
Reggie and Samba-Afro of Bahia. Marcio began his musical career as a child with Ile Aiye that has been a part of
his life, until the present.
Marcio has toured internationally with Ile Aiye. Marcio teamed up with Casa Samba after meeting Curtis at the
California Brazil camp in 2004. He has worked in the New Orleans public school systems on various afterschool
programs and residencies. He has helped Casa Samba build a strong relationship between Bahia and New Orleans.