Musicians :

Boris Gaquere - guitar, compositions

Renato Martins - percussion

Booking/Management :

Duo Gaquere Martins

Boris Gaquere, Belgian guitarist, and Renato Martins, Brazilian percussionist met in Brussels in 2004, during Renato first stay in Belgium.

Boris’ approach to the traditional “Brazilian“classical guitar style, influenced by his studies with Odair Assad, allows him to tour worldwide.

Renato’s creativity with the Cajón and especially the Moringa, or clay pot, has made him to be regarded as Brazil’s percussion rejuvenator.

For obvious reasons, they soon realized they had a similar approach to music and, after playing together a few times, decided to team up. Their repertoire, in addition to their own compositions, contains a number of Brazilian pieces by guitarists and composers of renown (Baden-Powell, Paulo Bellinati, Marco Pereira, etc). The set is a musical festival of instrumental rhythms and colours. They were guests at the Brno Guitar Festival in the Czech Republic in August 2005, and played selected appearances in Brussels, Belgium and London, England. They toured Brasil and Argentina during the first quarter of 2006.

The cd “Tempo Feliz” consecrates this union. As this recording clearly shows, they meet in perfect harmony and emphasize the bond they share between virtuosity and swing of the Brazilian rhythms. The Cd is distributed in Brazil by the Brazilian label “O SOM DA MARITACA”. (

CDs :

Tempo Feliz - mogno f010 (+ mp3 samples)