Welcome to MiB

Maracatu Ilha Brilhante (MiB) is a gathering of percussionists from all four corners of Ireland specialising in the beautiful songs and powerful rhythms of Maracatu Baque Virado from Pernambuco, Brazil. 

A collaboration originally started in 2010 by the Samba groups of Beatndrum Belfast, Bloco Sud de Este of Wexford, Jacare of Kilkenny and Samboeire of Sligo. Using traditional songs and the music of Pernambuco’s various Maracatu traditions, the group focus on the delivery of both the energy and spirit of Maracatu.

The group have now developed an interest nationally among Brazilian music enthusiasts, internationally and feature a cross section of some of Ireland’s finest drumming talent under the musical directorship of Tom Duffy.