Formerly known as MaracaTALL – TallBeat is Toronto’s high energy, high impact stilt-walking drum core that can be seen and heard over 100 meters away, guaranteed to bring joy and amazement to any event. With colourful costumes, choreography, and traditional Maracatu drums, TallBeat raises Afro-Brazilian rhythms to new heights!
Maracatu is a traditional style of Afro-Brazilian percussion and music that comes from the northeastern state of Pernambulco. TallBeat (formerly MaracaTALL) stilts percussion performances have a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 6 members. Hala lived in Brazil (Bahia) where she learned to speak Brazilian Portuguese, and also played in a Samba and Afro-Axe style Brazilian Batucada for three years while she was living in Montreal( 2005-2007). Hala’s unique dual skill set of stilting and drumming makes TallBeat her most entertaining tall-walking project.
After their first performance season of 2014 was a great success, MaracaTALL completed a tour of the U.A.E. for the Dubai Shopping festival Jan 2015! The following Slideshow and video features our Dubai Tour.
Contact Hala for more info, join TallBeat1 FB page for upcoming event postings, or listen to us practicing at the park and getting interviewed by Ninja Radio! The following slideshow features of our first performing season 2014.