Mestre Dudu: Paradinhas of Não Existe Mais Quente (Mocidade) – Gabriel Lopes
Mestre Dudu: As Paradinhas da Não Existe Mais Quente is the second sambabook released by Samba Beats with the transcription of the breaks that the baterias do in the sambadrome in Rio’s carnival parade. This one is dedicates to the breaks that the legendary bateria of Mocidade Independente did under the command of the renowned Mestre Dudu. There are 7 breaks and one esquenta transcribed in the book.
Commander of the most famous bateria of Rio’s carnival since 2012, Carlos Eduardo Arcanjo de Oliveira, or simply Mestre Dudu, has dedicated more than half of his life to the Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel. Since he started commanding the bateria, he promoted a work of rescue of the traditional characteristics of the bateria, receiving the maximum score on the bateria, something that did not happen since 2002, with his own father, Mestre Coé. It was under the command of Mestre Dudu that the Mocidade’s bateria also won again the award Estandarte de Ouro, offered by the newspaper O Globo.
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Gabriel Lopes is a musician since 2001 and works with the band Monobloco since then as a musician and a percussion teacher. With Monobloco he recorded 4 albums, 2 DVDs and did extensive tours throughout Brazil and the world, as well as many parades on the streets of Rio, São Paulo and Belo Horizonte. In 2005 was one of the founders of the bloco Volta Alice, and parade for the first time in 2006’s carnival. Gabriel is Volta Alice’s mestre de bateria since its foundation. The parades gather an average of 10,000 people and the bateria has around 100 musicians. Through Volta Alice and Monobloco, he participates actively in the renaissance of Rio de Janeiro’s street carnival in the early 2000s.