Julio Remelexo is the lead singer and founder of Barakemi. He started out in Salvador, Bahia Brazil as a drummer in the Afro-Bloco Ilê Aiyê in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil and has since been playing and singing all over the world.
Julio founded Tambores Julio Remelexo (TJR) in 2004 as an all women’s percussion block here in the U.S., similar to those of Salvador, Brazil. He started Barakemi in 2017 with a desire to tie in more pop elements to his music while still honoring his roots. Julio is known for his lively, energetic performances including dancing while playing and unique tricks with instruments.
He loves inspiring people to get up and dance together. He not only brings people together through dance but also inspires them with meaningful lyrics that strive to make a difference in the world..
DRUM PLAYING IS A Therapeutic Tool
The physical sensory nature of drumming provides a unique aesthetic experience. Recent research indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and assists in releasing emotional trauma. Drumming has a positive effect on anxiety, grief, fatigue, depression and behavioral issues. While drumming, children strengthen their ability to focus and work on impulse control and decision making skills.
Drumming Encourages Self-Belief and Personal Growth
Mastering difficult sections whilst learning a song encourages a sense of self-belief. It is normal for developing musicians to attempt and fail a new piece of music multiple times, and it is a fantastic skill to learn to overcome challenges with hard work and a positive attitude. The ability to reflect on achievements over time is important for promoting a positive personal identity.
Drumming Teaches New Skills
Drumming provides a framework to learn new skills and develop existing skills like timekeeping and rhythm in a fun way. It is a full-body activity that engages the mind to coordinate all four limbs. You can rest assured you will not have experienced anything like drumming before sitting behind the kit for the first time!
CLASSES ARE ONE AND HALF HOURS EVERY SATURDAY FROM 1:00 PM TO 2:30 PM.
ADMISSION IS $15 / CLASS. A CARD PACKAGE FOR THE CLASSES IS AVAILABLE AT OUR LOCATION
2420 N Street – Suite 180, Sacramento, CA 95816