Juliana Pinheiro Landim

A native Brazilian from the North Earth city of Recife, the home of Maracatu, Juliana’s passing and energy for Katumba radiates throughout the group with her vibrant nature and Brazilian flare.

Talented as both percussion and dance, she is Liverpool’s only resident Brazilian in the field which gives Katumba a unique authenticity in its activities.

Living here for 8 years has seen her give so much to community, setting up the not-for-profit company Brazuka, which took young people from Anfield to a favela in Rio de Janeiro for cultural exchange.

Also being recognised for her talent, she was asked to drum for the giants when they came to Liverpool in 2014.