Jojo Kelly from (capital FM) interviewing claudio kron in a PAPAJACA talking at Peter Stubbings garden in West Yorkshire... PAPAJACA - BRAZINDIAS album out right now...

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Papajaca - Batuque


PAPAJACA’S first video promo video brings elements of the indigenous culture filmed in Yorkshire by the Cuban film maker Jorge A. Ibanez / Music recorded at Loom Studios Yorkshire with music producer Grant Henderson. Music Joao Veloso / Versao: Claudio kron do BRAZIL

Seu Joao


As we are getting so much positive feedback and this is a great situation to be in, some of my friend are very interested to know about what I sing and bragg!  It’s kind of crazy but I still doing things I started it when I was just a kid! Music is one of them. With my dream of make a better world my poetry is about life, nature, fauna and flora, love, elements such as earth, air, sky mixed with politics and reasons.   PAPAJACA – BRAZINDIAS - Band is Kenny Higgins on Bass, Craig Scott Guitar, Rick Weedon on drum kit the album is full of surprises and collaborators from the likes of Leroy Johnson, Enrico Marchesi, Wiyaala, Omar Puente and James Lascelles. Then I decided to translate it for your delight!  Recorded at LOOM STUDIOS with Grant Henderson  FREE PDF AVAILABLE


BBC Leeds

Brazilian newspaper in Bahia

Interview by Celina Santos PAPAJACA talkings... Release of the album BRAZINDIAS... Out now in all downloadable platforms...


Interview by

Natasha Meek 



in Sweden lead by claudio kron + PERFORMANCES BY:Nego Dao, Vitao Cardoso, Sombra, A

Alba Christina and Viny Brasil 

Fronted by the percussionist claudio kron do BRAZIL PapaJaca is an uplifting Brazilian band who use world music influences to create an intricate musical journey. Bass - Kenneth Higgins, Guitar - Craig Scott, Drum Kit - Rick Weedon.


The band mixes Afro Brazilian traditional music with lots of other rhythms creating an interesting fusion of powerful vibrant sounds. The repertoire is usually in Portuguese with Yoruba and Capoeira elements.


Based in Yorkshire/England/UK the band features musicians from different backgrounds who blend melodies and harmonies with flair and a charged energy which comes from the excitement of playing original music together.


The power of African traditions in

Brazilian      Culture

Enrico Marchesi

Italian born trumpet player Enrico Marchesi is now based in Leeds  and has worked together with Claudio kron for many years. As a performer or a workshop leader Enrico is a powerful  trumpeter who in August 2015 made a contribution to Claudio kron's new album adding trumpet to the sounds in BRAZINDIAS. Unfortunately Enrico suffered a stroke a few years ago. The stroke nearly stopped Enrico's career, but once again music had the power to heal.  Since his stroke Enrico has  created the Stroke of Genius Big Band who performs up and down the country in aid of charity. Well done Macho.

Paul Green at LOOM Studios

Originally from Mirfield, West Yorkshire  Paul Green  plays bass and mandolin. Paul performs with many local bands including the infamous Eric the Viaduct.

Cuba in Brazil

Born in Havana, Cuba, Omar Puente is a talented violin player who has been based in the UK since 1997. Omar has performed and recorded with many artists such as Jools Holland, Courtney Pine, Robert Mitchel to name but  a few.. He is a music teacher at Trinity Music College, London. The first time I performed with Omar was in 1999 then 16 years on we are collaborating again by recording in each other albums. Omar added violin in two of my tracks: Seu Joao and Aurora. Thank you Mr Cuba!

Andrew Cox

Clarinet in KD news sound MARACATU track

Clarinet in KD news sound MARACATU track

From Leeds College of Music  Andrew Cox played clarinet in the track entitled (KD) The recording adventure was very fun as he recorded from his bed room in Leeds while talking on skype.  Andrew has performed with Claudio kron & papaJACA in many different events and formats.

It was a real pleasure to have MOBO nominated artist Leroy Johnson in the studio . Originally from Leeds, but with Jamaican roots Leroy was the musical director of the wonderful  Carnival Messiah. He  put  down some smooth piano, organ and guitar for an amazing new reggae track entitled Jamaicano.

Jack Warlop with papaJACA

Born in France, Jack started playing in his father's gospel band and choir aged 8 .He

left France aged 18 and headed for New York where he studied vocal arrangement and jazz piano. He has been professional musician since 1982  and has accompanied papaJACA at several gigs.  

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1- Who is PAPAJACA?
PAPAJACA is a world music fusion band led by the Brazilian musician based in United
Kingdom Claudio kron do BRAZIL ( We play a great variety of
Brazilian grooves fused with anything that sounds right! WE use Afro Brazilian rhythms as
the backbone of the music then adding layer of intricate sounds to make you watch, dance,

2 - Where do you perform?
We perform all over in UK and abroad in festival, events, products lounge, galas, melas



3 - Do you only perform full band?
No, we would like it! But depending on the budget and venue sizes. The core band is 5 x
members, we also dawn size or up size the group depending on the party/event). We feature
many other instrumentalists in our show


4 - Do you run workshops?
Yes, we do run Brazilian percussion workshops. We also have our own equipment (Capacity
of 200+ instruments to provide)



5 - How to book it?
Just send us an email with details of your event EG: Date, times, location! We also
appreciate a phone call first for an introduction



6 – What’s is your line up?
Guitars, bass, drum kit, percussion, vocals. Then we can add instruments as: Keyborads,
trumpet, trombone, violin, cellos, dulcimer



7 - Have you got album?
Yes! 3 x albums; 1 st TUM TUM PA / 2 nd APRESENTA / 3 rd BRAZINDIAS



8 - Where are you based?
We are based in West Yorkshire and travel all over the country and abroad



9 - Do you collaborate?
Yes we do! We collaborate and other artistes collaborate with us!


10 - Any highlight in your lives as a band?
Every venue brings something different! But we have enjoyed ourselves either in a small or
big event. 200 hundreds years abolition of slavery trade in Ghana great memories.


Brazilian traditional world music fusion

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