“Duduka is a fantastic drummer, he has worked with me and I love the way he plays.”
Antonio Carlos Jobim,
Rio de Janeiro, Spring 94
“Da Fonseca embodies the pulse of a Brazilian Samba School with a full-set reverie, a percussive wall of sound that seems to come at you from all angles”
Ken Micallef, Modern Drummer Magazine
There have been quite a few American drummers who have learned to play Brazilian music authentically. Likewise, many Brazilian drummers have been inspired by Americaʼs classical music- jazz.
However, to me, Duduka Da Fonseca is one of the very few drummers, or perhaps the only drummer, who has found his own unique voice by combining the two traditions.
His command of Brazilian and American rhythms and his ability to integrate them so seamlessly is truly innovative.
With music in mind,