"Rhythm has always caught my attention. The sound of people walking, the train approaching, learning a new language. Everything was just clearer to me listening and observing to it’s rhythm first."
An incredible hand percussionist born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. Anne Caroline Santos Da Silva, also known as Nêgah Santos, has a unique sound, which is influenced by several styles as Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Fusion, R&B, Jazz, Pop, African and World Music.
Performing professionally since her teens, while in Brazil, Nêgah performed with several artists as Tony Tornado, Falamansa, and Sandra de Sá; Was part of the prestigious ONG Meninos do Morumbi and later part of the musical theater scene as the percussionist for the plays “O Primo Basílio” and “Mulheres Alteradas”.
Graduated from Berklee College of Music, as part of the Global Jazz Institute outreach program; Nêgah has performed with her own project ChoroBop and with many artists such as the Grammy Award Winners Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding, Danilo Perez, Alejandro Sanz, A.R Rahman, Terri Lyne Carrington, Giovanni Hidalgo, Diane Reeves, as well as prolific artists such as Ledisi, Clinton Cerejo, Joyce, Marcos Valle, Toni Tornado, Nona Hendrix, Lizz Wright, Miguel Zenon, Me’shell Ndegeocello, Tia Fuller, Valerie Simpson, Sheila E., Al Jarreau, Women of the World, Alcione, and recently Nêgah has become the first female percussist for the Riverdance show, as part of the 21 anniversary Euro Tour in 2016.
Nêgah has performed in several countries as Brazil, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Panama, USA, United Kingdom, Germany, England, Ireland and China; As well as performed in renowned festivals and taught workshops around the globe.
Most recently Nêgah has joined the 3rd season of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, as part of the
house band along with Jon Batiste and Stay Human. In 2019 Nêgah Santos also has become endorsed by Contemporanea Intstrumentos Musicais (Brazil) and LP (USA).
Nêgah Santos - O Pandeiro (2021)
Jon Batiste - Chronology of a Dream (2019)
Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science - Waiting Game (2019)
Jaron Lamar Davis - My Views Through The Lens of Music (2018)
Zamb'Up - Zamb'Up (2017)
Clemens Grassmann - Labyrinths & Tales (2017)
Alain Mallet - Mutt Slang (2016)
Riverdance - Sueños (2016)
Irma Seleman - My World (2016)
Terri Lyne Carrington - Mosaic Love and Soul (2015)
Fernando Brandão - SemTradução (2015)
Shea Rose - Time (2014)
Wendy Wolf - Images of Eve (2014)
Don Ngatia - Venus and Mars (2014)
Gabrielle Walter Clay feat. Common Tread - That Groove (2013)