Percussion Workshop Recap with Indio Jackson

On Friday the Capoeira Brazilian Pelourinho da Topazio martial arts academy was transformed into a rhythmic paradise during Indio Jackson’s percussion workshop! Back for the second time now, our percussion expert Indio taught us a captivating Capoeira beat that made use of every percussion instrument in the academy! After tuning up the basics, he continued with a few variations and breaks. In addition to the Capoeira rhythm we learned, Indio also refreshed everyone on a Samba call-and-response drum technique along with a more advanced version of Maculele with an added variation.

Indio Jackson is a multi-instrumentalist, fellow Capoeirista, and music producer from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. As a musician, he has had the honor of working with world renowned artists such as Carlinhos Brown, Timbalada, Don Omar, Debi Nova, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Maluma, Elvis Crespo, among others.

The students at Capoeira Brazilian Pelourinho da Topazio were privileged to be able to share in some of the musical techniques that Indio offered! Thank you to everyone who attended, and we hope to see you next time Indio is in town!

For more on Indio Jackson, visit his website at or check out some of his music directly on Soundcloud!

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