Why book z'Bumba?

z'Bumba brings Forró (fo-HOh,) the raucous, rebellious roots music of Brazil's northeast, to the American Northwest.

What if Zydeco met Salsa on a hot rainforest night?

As if love child of such a meeting, this irrepressibly danceable music is a fresh, tropical aural fruit salad, a gorgeous mixture of impossibly delicious sounds like juicy mango accordions, peppery percussion, and the passion-fruit Portuguese poetry as sung by scintillating São Paulo songstress Gabriella. It's hard to believe it was once the theme music of the Cangaçeiros, the infamous desert 'pirates' of Brazil's hinterlands.

The broad appeal nicely fits how the word "Forró" allegedly came from the English "For All."



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Booking Info

  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English

Whether you hire z'Bumba or another Brazilian Entertainment for your Portland event, we strongly recommend that all communication be kept on the Gig Salad booking platform as you book your Brazilian Entertainment. When you do, we’re able to offer numerous benefits that we cannot guarantee if you take communication or deposit payment off the Gig Salad website. Our booking system is easy to use and handles secure deposit payments from you to the Portland Brazilian Entertainment of your choice.

Be sure that the quote/agreement your Brazilian Entertainment sends you outlines performance fees, travel fees, extras, arrival and departure times, cancellation policy, insurance information and other applicable details.

Past Booked Events

07/23/12 Sellwood Waterfront Park
06/30/12 Festa Junina / EP release Party. Secret Society Ballroom (tentative)
06/09/12 Mississippi Pizza
05/26/12 Capoeira Raça fundraiser, BodyVox theatre (NW) (Tentative)
05/12/12 Mississippi Pizza
04/20/12 (Private Event) EcoTrust building, NW
04/14/12 Mississippi Pizza

The team providing the talent:

Jake Pegg

Bass, vocals, percussion, bandleader

Chariti Montez

Percussion, vocals, merchandising, logistics, admin lead

Gabriella Tagliacozzo

Guitar, Lead vocals, percussion

Joe Root (Z Raz)


Blake Thomas ('Cabra da ilha')

Zabumba, percussion, backing vocals

Hans 'Lambada' Barklis

Cavaquinho, percussion, lead and backing vocals

Angela Barco


Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with z'Bumba to find out what their setup requirements are.

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