"STAGE" features Armando Marcal!
Armando Marcal is a legendary Brazilian percussionist. Marçal started in music at 14. He is the son of the iconic Mestre Marçal (1930-1994), who operated the largest Brazilian samba school GRES Portela from 1978 to 1986, and grandson of Armando Marçal, the famous samba composer.
In the US, Armando has worked with artists such as Pat Metheny, Paul Simon, and Don Cherry.
In Brazil, he has worked alongside the biggest names in Brazilian popular music, such as Gal Costa, Jorge Ben Jor, Veloso, John Bosco, Djavan, Vanessa da Mata, Chico Buarque, Ivan Lins and Elis Regina.