Photos Lou Gaioto

BIOGRAPHY

"One of the best percussionists in the world"

Hermeto Pascoal

Amoy Ribas transcends the concept of percussion as a simple accompaniment, searching for new percussive sounds in the universe, which makes his music vibrant and affirmative, bringing it with equal relevance to other instruments.

The percussionist, composer and researcher 
Amoy Ribas was born in Brazil and lived in many places, from north to south of the country. Always attentive to the music, he has print in his work the various influences he faced. The mixture of different techniques and styles is the main feature of the musician, who extracts all the sonorous possibilities of the instruments.
His percussion arouse interest of big names in music such as Richard Galliano, Hermeto Pascoal, Omar Sosa, Hamilton de Holanda, Rolf Kühn, Joyce, WDR Big Band, Gilson Peranzzetta, Guinga, Jacques Morellenbaum, Jeff Coffin, Proveta, Billy Blanco, Duofel, Beth Carvalho, Ed. Kowalczyk, Mart'nália, Toninho Ferragutti, Marco Pereira, Arismar do Espirito Santo and many others, with which the percussionist did concerts in Brazil and abroad.