BATACLÃ FC, mixes brazilian rhythms like samba, rock and hip hop. The band has its roots in the southern brazilian city of Porto Alegre and have been on the road for ten years. In 2001 they played in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2002 BATACLÃ FC played to an audience of fifty-five thousand people at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre. They released their first CD in October 2002 to great public acclaim and very positive criticism. They released their second CD in October 2006.