Oxente is an Afro-Brazilian band that plays Samba-Reggae rhythms. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, all proceeds go towards providing instruments and costumes to members, all of whom are volunteers. Through drumming and dancing, Oxente aims to empower and expose people to Brazil’s dynamic Afro­-Bahian culture and Samba ­Reggae music and use music as a catalyst for change.

Oxente has performed at festivals, fundraisers, concerts, parties, and parades all around the Triangle and as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization we partner with organizations and perform at events that promote creativity, inclusion, community, human rights, and the arts. In September of 2019 Oxente organized and executed the first and only Brazilian Day Festival of North Carolina. Offering a free community festival event centered around many aspects of Brazilian culture. By presenting a broad range of activities ranging from music, dance, capoeira, food, and crafts.

Just as the Triangle area of North Carolina is a multicultural and international area for businesses, residents, and students, Oxente’s membership consists of a broad spectrum of demographics of Triangle area residents. Our activities appeal to that same diverse spectrum of ages, races, socio-economic backgrounds, religious affiliations, and sexual orientations. We are an open organization to all who wants to learn how to play music or simply dance to it.