Poranguí is a musician, healer, and producer, residing amidst the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. Steeped in music and ceremony since birth, Poranguí was raised between the lands and cultures of his native Brazil, Mexico, and the Southwestern United States. Carrying on his lineage, he lives in service to pachamama as an artist and activist offering transformational music and healing experiences designed to awaken the body, mind, and soul.
Our finale opens with intentional ceremony and drops into deep earthy grooves as Poranguí sonically guides us through waves of ecstatic movement and blissful stillness. His partner, Ashley Klein, will join the All Souls Dance Crew.
Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over twenty years of international work experience as an artist, musician, educator, filmmaker, consultant and therapist, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well being.
As a live looping artist and one-man orchestra, Poranguí weaves ancestral songs and indigenous rhythms from around the globe. Creating his performances from scratch using looping technology, Poranguí’s live grooves range from meditative to dance party, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience.
“Masterful at looping layers and layers of mesmerizing Afro-Brazilian sounds…he delighted the crowd.” – NPR.ORG
“He’s a melting pot of cultures within his own being, and it certainly can be felt and heard in his music, rhythmically, sonically, and linguistically…Intentionally, no two performances are ever alike.” – Phoenix New Times