Joia World Percussion

Brilliant, clear, and shining jewel is the translation of Joia (from Portuguese). The musical translation in St. Louis is a dynamic, world percussion ensemble with a contagious, primal pulse.

Joia’s ensemble presents many types of exciting percussive performances to engage, energize and rejuvenate your event. Pulling from Brazilian, African, Cuban, and Japanese traditions, our percussive music explores the intricate interplay of clavé and the sixteenth-note patterns that surround it.

Led by Rick Kramer, Joia is not only a band but a musical community based on the concept of making the experience of percussion performance accessible to anyone with a combination of desire and commitment.

Joia World Percussion’s Programs

Joia Passport: Rhythms Around the World