23 December 1950 (age 67)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
“…The man the stars call when they want that otherworldly flavor in the mix…” - Time Out New York
Born December 23, 1950 in São Paulo, Brazil, Cyro Baptista arrived in the U.S. in 1980 with a scholarship to the Woodstock-based Creative Music Studio, and has since emerged as one of the premier percussionists in the country. Coinciding with the rise in the public’s interest of world music, Cyro has managed to record and tour with some of music’s most popular names. His mastery of Brazilian percussion and the many instruments he creates himself, have catapulted him into world renown.
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