O Companhia Mariocas is a group of artists from Maranhão (North-east Brazil) based in Rio de Janeiro. For over 15 years, the group has been sharing the traditional rhythms and cultural heritage of Maranhão with the public of Rio through their workshops and presentations of Tambour de Crioula, Bumba-meu-boi and Cacuriá.
Providence Produções has worked with Os Mariocas producing their workshops and presentations, and developing their projects. In 2013, the project “Herança dos Nossos Avós” was awarded the prize, “Prêmio Culturas Populares – 100 Anos de Mazzaropi”.
[Video filmed and produced by Providence Produções / Additional images by Flávio Machado, 2013]