Trio Bola Preta


The Trio Bola Preta emerged in 2011 in The Netherlands, from the meeting of three musicians with different backgrounds, who cultivate the same passion for Choro and Brazilian music. The trio is currently composed by Mariana Bruekers (Brazil) on Flute, Francisco Medina (Portugal) on the 7-string Guitar and Matthias Haffner (Germany) on the Pandeiro (brazilian percussion instrument). The sound of the trio combines the musicians’ different influences with other rhythms and music genres such as Fado, Salsa, Tango and Baião in arrangements of Choro classic’s and own compositions. Being based on the multicultural city of The Hague the group performs since 2011 within “its walls” as well as other cities around the country in an effort to reach new audiences.