Duda Moura Resume

       Born in São Paulo in the southeast of Brazil, Duda Moura began playing drums at the age of 17. He studied music at Fundação das Artes and Escola Livre de Música Novo Tempo. Living in Florida from 1988 to 1991, he gained different influences to his playing by attending clinics with David Garibaldi, Rod Morgenstein, Joe Franco, Billy Cobham, Gerry Brown, Sonny Emory, Joe Morello, and classes with Hector Neciosup Pocho in Miami.

In late 1991 he joined a Brazilian group to work at Tokyo Disneyland. Later in the summer of 1992 he toured the French Coast with the Paris group El Batukàda.

Back in Brazil where he currently resides, Duda has appeared in a variety of studio and live setting with artists such as Maria Creuza, Vania Abreu, Paulinho Boca de Cantor, Daniela Mercury, Carlinhos Brown, Monica Salmaso and Toquinho. He has appeared on Globo Television with Ivete Sangalo, Bezerra da Silva, Fagner, Elba Ramalho, and many others.

Pure Brazilian Beats is the title of his sampling CD of Brazilian rhythms, released in 2002 by Zero-G for worldwide distribution. He is also the author of three drum books, Bateria Ouvir & Tocar, volumes 1 and 2, and Grooves do Brasil with worldwide distribution by Tapspace Publication from USA.

Currently Duda leads a contemporary Brazilian jazz quartet called Double Duo along with the saxophonist Amilcar Lobosco in addition to Brazilian drumming clinics and workshops in and around the city of São Paulo.

Updated:  March 19, 2011

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