The Brazilian 2wins (pronounced “Twins”) are a high energy music group that has been turning heads with their original look and incredibly unique sound. Led by Walter and Wagner Caldas – charismatic twin brothers from Rio de Janiero, Brazil the Brazilian 2wins takes familiar sounds and injects their own individual flavor. From catchy renditions of crowd favorites to creative instrumentals and contagious originals, you will find yourself instantly hooked. The group pulls aspects from pop, rock, funk, fusion, hip hop and Latin offering something for everyone. The Brazilian 2wins customizes every show to fit the audience and atmosphere.
Walter and Wagner grew up playing classical music in Rio de Janiero where their father, Jonas Caldas, hand crafted stringed instruments. It was not long before their orchestra gained notoriety in Brazil. In 2006, through a series of fortunate events, the boys ended up landing scholarships at the University of Northern Iowa. It was there that the twins began to modernize their approach and revise their repertoire.
Walter and Wagner are internationally recognized, have played in Brazil, Spain, Portugal, New York, Los Angeles, for international dignitaries at the Iowa Capitol Building in Des Moines, IA (including the former presidents of Brazil and Ghana).
Armed with a violin and Brazilian ukulele, the Caldas brothers have entertained audiences as young as five and as old as ninety. In the spring of 2010, the twins broadened their approach by teaming up with bass player Riley Scheetz and drummer Jason Ratcliff. Scheetz and Ratcliff are trained in jazz and incorporate their own signature creative element.
The Brazilian 2wins have entertained for schools, college students, fundraisers, corporate parties, weddings, public events, community galas, packed nightclubs and outdoor festivals.
The group has been making waves all over the Midwest, wowing crowds of all ages with their fun, distinctive approach to crowd favorites. The Brazilian 2wins is something you’ve never seen and will never forget. Brazilian 2wins – a new way of appreciating music!