Having being a rock fan in his teens, Marcos Suzano later discovered Brazilian percussion, having taken the surdo, the cuíca, and finally, the pandeiro. He is now considered one of the most creative percussionists of Brazilian pop. A sideman for Gilberto Gil, Zé Kéti, Aquarela Carioca (on the CDs Aquarela Carioca, 1989, and Contos, 1991), Zizi Possi, Marisa Monte, and Ney Matogrosso (on the CD As Aparências Enganam, 1996), among others, Suzano's association with Lenine yielded the praised CD Olho de Peixe (1993), with Northeastern rhythms rendered in an electronica setting. Suzano's first solo CD, Sambatown, was launched in 1996.
by Alvaro Neder