Duda Muleque

Bahia and Sao Paulo, celebrating the best of brazilian music and grooves!  Performance including elements of organic percussion. Previews show: DrumCamp, Grand Arcade in Leeds

Recording and playing together

Seckou Keita

Since 1997 in the fields of Tribe of Doris, Ace (African Connections Explosion) when I first met Seckou we develop a great friendship as every year we meeting together sharing aspects of our culture Senegal and Brazil. In 2008 I invited mr Keita to participate in one of my tracks he kindly said yes!  We recorded “Preto do Gueto” with Seckou playing Kora an singing vocals in my native language Portuguese.  The music was recorded in Leeds at Hall Place Studios engineered by Julian Hall plus my grand pal Kenneth James Higgins on extraordinaire bass powerful grooves. The music end up with a video made in Ghana with support from Brazilian Embassy (Accra).

Jorge A. Ibanez

Jorge A. Ibanez, Is a film maker from Santiago de Cuba who are based in West Yorkshire. Together we made a few videos! When we get on the same wave length that is often we get great results on the film making.  At the moment we are shooting video for PAPAJACA up coming album BRAZINDIAS.  Also a documentary with SAGG Strings Attached Guitar Group, Wakefield the documentary feature the whole process of create, practice, record, perform muisc. 

Cuban Film Maker

Baba Adesose Wallace

I’m blessed to say I had the greatest pleasure to work and collaborate with the Nigerian master drummer, musician by excellence : play’s gonje, flute, singer, composer, painter, fine artist, and historian with a catalogue of music on cd’s, and dvd’s Baba Adesose Wallace in many occasions on stage performing ( Tribe of Doris, Open Gate, Passing Clouds, FunkAfro, Leeds with Kenny Higgins) also recording at the Elephant Walk recording studios, Notting Hill, London engineered by Niles Hails Stones.  Since 1997 when both met in fields with the Tribe of Doris Shepton Mallet they have spent many many nights around the fires sharing facts about music, art and our human race.

Nigerian Meets Brazil AGAIN


 A unique and original blend of Brazilian, Jamaican and African roots music, funked up percussion and deeply hypnotic grooves. This is a unique collaboration between Leeds based Jamaican roots bassist Kenny Higgins and master percussionist, Claudio Kron do Brazil. Kenny uses electric bass, effects and real-time loops alongside Claudio taking up a vast range of traditional and recycled instruments, producing original rhythms influenced by the music of Brazil and Africa.

Kenny's stunning accuracy and vivid, soulful playing makes it no surprise that he has gained a reputation as one of the most inventive and sought after bass-players in the UK.

Claudio is an artist of international acclaim. With countless performances across many continents, his bold approach to percussion has turned heads for over 30 years. Employing traditional and recycled instruments, with rock solid rhythm, there is no percussionist quite like Claudio.

Their combined talents are something to behold. Prepare to be transported!

Brazil-Jamaican groove and bass


Noella Wiyaala is a super power musician from Ghana. The voice of the last world cup Ghana song. John Sherren Wiyaala agent approach Claudio as they wanted a musical support for Wiyalla tour in UK performing at Womad and other venues in the United Kingdom. Straight after the meeting Wyiaala also agreed to be part of claudio’s brain child BRAZIL MEETS AFRICA.  In May 2016 Wiyaala recored vocal in claudio’s upcoming album.

Africans finest female singer

Naldinho do Acordeon

Nadino is from the Northest Brazil and has recorded with Claudio a track in homage to Hermeto Pascoal in 2008. Naldino a very popular face in Brazilian music scene whatever performing, teaching or recording the virtuoso musician will adapt to any style of world music

Naldinho recording for AURORA

Grant Henderson

Grant Henderson music producer from LOOM studios we have been working and collaborating together for the past 8 years.  The amazing friendly treatment to me and the music plus attention to detail make really enjoy our recording sessions at LOOM Studios. We are just on the finishing touches of my upcoming album.  PapaJACA World.

Loom Studios

Omar Puente

Omar Puente is a Cuban virtuoso violinist based in the UK. Omar and Claudio met in 1997 when they both arrive in the United Kingdom worked in few performance together. Omar branched out performing with the likes of Rob Mithel, Jools Holland and Courtney Pine. In between 2015 and 2016 Omar and Claudio for the first time recorded for each other albums.

Cuban master violinist recording with claudio kron

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