Barakemi is more than just music, more than just a band. It is the feeling you get in your feet, the embrace of your loved ones, and good memories with friends. Barakemi is Afro-Brazilian-Axé-Dance-Music representing unity, peace and strength. Our music is based in Afro Brazilian traditions and blended with today's popular styles from Bahia, Brazil and the California Bay Area. Barakemi is all about positivity and being the change we want to see in the world. We are blessed!
Barakemi é mais do que apenas música, mais do que apenas uma banda. É a sensação que você tem nos pés, o abraço de seus queridos e boas lembranças com os amigos. Barakemi é Música-Pop-Axé-Afro-Brasileiro representando união, paz e força. Nossa música é baseada nas tradições Afro-Brasileiras e misturada com os estilos populares de hoje da Bahia e dos EUA. Barakemi tem tudo a ver com positividade e ser a mudança que queremos ver no mundo. 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.
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