Son of an African father and a Brazilian mother, Marauak (Mario Santos) was born in Salvador -BA, the first capital of Brazil. He starts playing acoustic guitar when was 9 years old and is an autodidact musician.
In 2000 he founded the "Semente da Paz" band, recording two albums distributed by WR studios and Ital Studio, achieving national recognition which led him to perform at the biggest music festival in Latin America, "Festival de Verão de Salvador."
In 2011 after the dissolution of the project, Marauak moves with his family to San Diego - California and starts some musical projects like "Bossa Lounge Project", a duet with his wife on percussion, that plays sets flavored with Bossa Nova, Samba and Contemporary Brazilian music with a lounge feeling. The "Raggabond", a full band that fuses dance-hall reggae, contemporary rock and traditional Brazilian rhythms topped with vocals that blend R&B, Hip-Hop and reggae stye; besides their solo project "Marauak" where he writes and sings on riddims in partnership with DJs and musical producers.
Connect at @mario_marauak
Listen at soundcloud.com/marauak/sets