Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Renato Martins has created new techniques for traditional percussion instruments; for example, the UDU and the CAJON. He’s also known to have applied kitchen utensils as percussion instruments and has been described as an innovator of Brazilian percussion by Brazil’s specialized media. He is considered one of the most respected percussionists in the world.
As a sole percussionist, Renato has participated at the Catalunyan International Percussion festival in Barcelona, Spain, the Batuka! Brasil International Drum Festival, in Brazil, the Taipei International Percussion Convention, in Taiwan, among others and toured the US and Canada as the percussionist for Cirque Du Soleil’s show called OVO from 2009 to 2010.
Renato Martins is also a music educator. He has performed percussion clinics, master classes and workshops in festivals, cultural centers, music schools and universities in Brazil, USA, Japan, Argentine, Qatar, Spain, Czech Republic, Poland, England, Belgium and other countries in Europe.