was born in São Paulo, Brazil.
Percussionist, drummer and composer, he has played with bands,
orchestras, dance groups, and theater groups. He also recorded
albums, videos and TV shows.
He played with several artists such as Elba Ramalho, Fernanda
Porto, Rodrigo Sater, Miriam Mirah, Lula Barbosa, Yasir Chediak,
Dinho Nascimento, Zerró Santos, Vera Figueiredo and Maestro Chu
Viana. In the theater, he worked with José Celso Martinez
Correia, Cristiane Torloni and Beatriz Azevedo.
He went on tour with Mafuá Band, of which he was one of the
founders. The band performed at the Montreaux Festival, as well
as presented concerts in Geneva, Switzerland, and Lisbon,
Portugal. With the singer Montserrat, he went on tour and
performed in Japan, United States and North, Northeast, South
and Southeast of Brazil.
As member of the TUCA theater group, from Sao Paulo, he
performed as solo musician and author of the soundtrack of the
play “Os pássaros vão com a morte” written by Edilio Peña.
Performed as musician and actor of the musical “Peripatético” by
Beatriz Azevedo. For this play, he also written the percussion
soundtrack of Beatriz’s homonymous poem, which was performed in
New York City, USA. As musician, he acted the Paixão de Cristo (The
Passion of The Christ) play, in Nova Jerusalém, PE, featuring
the actress Cristiane Torloni.
As music producer, he worked on the Mafuá’s band and Baião de
4’s albums; Jorge Benjor’s "23"; Dinho Nascimento’s Ser-Um-mano
and Treme Terra Project’s Cultura de Resistência. Besides being
music producer, he also participated in the Duo Afro 2’s album
as composer and percussionist.
Along with Lili
Flor, he works as musician and actor, harmonizing music with
texts, working with many songs and games.
Currently, Paulo Pixu is percussion
teacher at IBVF Brasil.