Barakemi is Afro-Brazilian-Axé-Dance-Music. We represent unity, compassion and a love for life. Barakemi's music is based in Afro Brazilian traditions and blended with today's popular styles from Bahia, Brazil and the California Bay Area. We're all about unity, peace and strength and are constantly searching for the beauty in the world and wanting to share it. We are blessed!
Barakemi é Musica-Afro-Brasileiro-Axé-Pop. Representamos unidade, compaixão e amor pela vida. A música de Barakemi baseia-se nas tradições Afro-Brasileiras e mistura-se com os estilos populares de hoje da Bahia, Brasil e da Bay Area de California. Nos somos sobre uniao, paz e forca e somos sempre procurando a beleza no mundo e querendo compartilhar com o mundo. Nós somos abençoados!
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 bloco 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 together in dance but with the messages of his songs, always working to write music that means something and will make a difference in the world.
Omo Ti Yabas
Barakemi - Karoke
Downtown Berkeley Nights