We have performed at many events!

We have performed at many events!

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As an opening act at NYC’s S.O.B.’s, a roster highlight at the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday event and the Bronx Museum’s Boogie on the Boulevard, to marching in major NYC parades including the NYC Dance Parade, The Dyke March, the Halloween Parade, entertaining fans at sporting events, and private affairs—lead by its exuberant and engaging director Stacy Kovacs, Fogo Azul’s thunderous heartbeat and unique energy is a must-have experience.

As an opening act at NYC’s S.O.B.’s, a roster highlight at the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday event and the Bronx Museum’s Boogie on the Boulevard, to marching in major NYC parades including the NYC Dance Parade, The Dyke March, the Halloween Parade, entertaining fans at sporting events, and private affairs—lead by its exuberant and engaging director Stacy Kovacs, Fogo Azul’s thunderous heartbeat and unique energy is a must-have experience.

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Stacy Kovacs Fogo Azul NYC Director and FounderStacy Kovacs Fogo Azul NYC Director and Founder

Women Drummers, Marching Band, Samba Reggae Percussion Band

The New York City-based all-women Brazilian Samba Reggae drum line Fogo Azul (Blue Fire) was born at the intersection of founder and Buffalo, NY native, Stacy Kovacs’ passion for Samba Reggae, her deep respect for its cultural roots as a music of protest and resistance, her belief and activism in support of gender equality and her sense of civic duty in the current environment to publicly awaken and inspire women to resist oppression and exercise their power to uplift society —loudly.  Launched in 2016 as an extension of Marcus Santos’s Samba Reggae-based Grooversity education project, Fogo Azul NYC is an age and ethnically diverse community of women who span the drummer spectrum from novice to professional.

With a corp of more than 80 members and growing, dressed in vibrant blue, the Fogo Azul drum line is a sight to behold. The group makes a memorable visual impact and its aural and vibratory presence fills performance venues.  When marching in parades they can be heard and felt by spectators well before and after the impressive band with its powerful Brazilian polyrhythmic layers played with infectious joy and energy on surdo, dobra, repinique, snare drums by the drummers who move, en masse, in a syncopated, side-to-side step has passed by.

Women Drummers, Marching Band, Samba Reggae Percussion Band

The New York City-based all-women Brazilian Samba Reggae drum line Fogo Azul (Blue Fire) was born at the intersection of founder and Buffalo, NY native, Stacy Kovacs’ passion for Samba Reggae, her deep respect for its cultural roots as a music of protest and resistance, her belief and activism in support of gender equality and her sense of civic duty in the current environment to publicly awaken and inspire women to resist oppression and exercise their power to uplift society —loudly.  Launched in 2016 as an extension of Marcus Santos’s Samba Reggae-based Grooversity education project, Fogo Azul NYC is an age and ethnically diverse community of women who span the drummer spectrum from novice to professional.

With a corp of more than 80 members and growing, dressed in vibrant blue, the Fogo Azul drum line is a sight to behold. The group makes a memorable visual impact and its aural and vibratory presence fills performance venues.  When marching in parades they can be heard and felt by spectators well before and after the impressive band with its powerful Brazilian polyrhythmic layers played with infectious joy and energy on surdo, dobra, repinique, snare drums by the drummers who move, en masse, in a syncopated, side-to-side step has passed by.

In The Spotlight

In The Spotlight


We’ve had the honor of sharing the bill with such well known artists as: Reggie WattsCyndi Lauper, and we opened for The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Tour. We’ve performed at festivals & parades around the city and made television appearances at places like:

“The groups strong rhythmic presence was perfect for bringing the end of the procession. And the drum roll FogoAzul played with Blue Man group was just the perfect exclamation point the festival needed!”

~The Village Alliance


Women's March New York City

Halloween Parade Drumline

Children's Museum of Manhattan