Percumon has created this online platform for audiovisual content on Afro-Brazilian percussion and the world of batucada.
We have started this space with the content of the Percumon Online 2020 festival and step by step we will upload new material. You will find interviews, workshops, documentaries ... that will help you better understand the past, present and future.
The strength of our drum resides in the community. This dream has been possible thanks to your support.
Welcome to the new Percumon platform!
Percumon is the Afro-Brazilian International Percussion Festival that takes place in Sagunto and Puerto de Sagunto on an annual basis. It is organized by Jose Ramón Merino and Fede Rich (Green Gos Batukada), and Damián Ordóñez (Raíces Percusión) with the support of Sagunto City Council and the Generalitat Valenciana.
Percumon is currently a benchmark among Europe's batucada festivals, and has become a cultural bridge with Brazil. Every year we offer attendees the possibility of nourishing themselves with the art, the social activism, and the experience that the Afro-Bahian masters bring us. Colours, rhythms, lyrics and traditional dances that for generations have set the pace of change in the Afro community in Brazil and that function as a tool for self-determination and social activism at the same time.
Every year we create jobs both in Brazil and Spain, and festival attendees have a positive impact on the local economy of Sagunto and Puerto de Sagunto.
Since 2016 we have had great experiences, but it was certainly exciting to see how in 2019 we overcame the record of 1,000 percussionists with the beachfront parade. Together with the gala at the Roman Theatre in Sagunto, they have become two of the festival's great moments, managing to attract thousands of tourists throughout the weekend.
In 2020 the CoVid19 prevented the physical realization of the fifth edition, which gave way to the Percumon Online 2020 project, a festival that was broadcast live on the new platform www.percumon.com for 4 days.
Thank you for 5 years of trust. We wait for you in Percumon 2021!