Reared among three cultures – in Brazil, Mexico and the U.S. — Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Weaving ancestral songs & indigenous rhythms from around the world as a one-man orchestra, Poranguí bridges the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well-being.
As a musician proficient in world percussion, guitar, voice, and numerous indigenous instruments including didgeridoo and pre-Columbian flutes, he has been featured on albums ranging from Latin jazz to Brazilian batucada, and his musical compositions have been used in independent theatrical and film productions. Poranguí has traveled and performed internationally with renowned artists, with highlights including a European tour, recording with the BBC in London at the Jazz Café, as well as the PBS Singer-Songwriter Series, and performing as the featured artist for SXSW Yoga Soundscapes Series. Further testament to his range are his role leading the ten-piece Afro-Brazilian ensemble Grupo Liberdade and his improvisational collaboration with artist Eric Zang using African, Brazilian and Middle Eastern melodies with a rich rhythmic foundation of organic and electronic beats.