The Handphibians present a taste of Brazil as Madison’s own community percussion group celebrates 3 different styles of Brazilian rhythms: Rio style Samba, Samba Reggae of Salvador, and Maracatu from Recife. Now starting their third decade as a an organization, the Handphibians’ music is modeled after the Brazilian Baterias of the Escolas de Samba in Rio de Janeiro, Blocos Afros of Salvador, and the Maracatu Naçãos of Recife. Their music is also naturally influenced by the percussion traditions of Africa and even Wisconsin.

Extra fun: Stop by the Rotunda Lobby from 9 am – 1 pm for free art activities hosted by the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin - Badgerland.

Free performances at 9:30 am, 11 am and 1 pm. The 1 pm performance will be American Sign Language interpreted. Please call 608.258.4148 if you need to be seated within sight of the interpreter. 


  • Occurred Saturday, January 12th, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm


Overture Center For The Arts

201 State Street, 2nd Floor
Madison, WI 53703