The Handphibians

The Handphibians

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World - South American | Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Total Song Plays: 77   
Member Since: 2016
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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The Handphibians' mission is to provide opportunities for community members to learn about the cultural traditions and music of Brazil; to act as a point of contact and to actively promote networks among members of the Brazilian music community in the US; to showcase traditional Brazilian music in a performance or educational setting; and to have fun in the process.

The Handphibians are modeled after the Brazilian baterias (percussion batteries) of the Escolas de Samba in Rio de Janeiro, Blocos Afros of Salvador, and the Maracatu Naçãos of Recife. Our music is also naturally influenced by the percussion traditions of Cuba, Africa, and even good ol' Wisconsin.

Founded in 1990s by Robert Schoville, the Handphibians are based in Madison, Wisconsin and are comprised of all voluntary community members of all ages and musical backgrounds. Our rehearsal space is wheelchair accessible, and we welcome members of various physical abilities.

Latest News

We are celebrating our 20th year of performing in Madison!

To commemorate this occasion we have written and recorded our first original song, "A Nossa Bateria" which you can listen to or download for free on this page!

We are also excited to announce our upcoming two-night show, Madison Carnaval 2018! February 9th at the High Noon Saloon and February 10th at the Majestic Theatre. More info at