Fausto (from Rio de Janeiro)
Fausto (pronounced FOWS-toh) is a craftsman in the music trade. He lives and works in Rio de Janeiro (pronounced RHEE-oh dee juh-NAY-roo), a large city on the west coast of Brazil in middle South America.
He is an only child. His father Felipe is a guitarist in a local band. He is a retired music professor. His mother Gabriela is an event planner who provides the occasional sightseeing tour around the city.
Fausto learned how to produce shakers from one of his father’s close friends, Gustavo. He has always been good with his hands, having excelled in wood shop classes as a younger student.
He grew up as a lover of food, music, and culture. His father and mother’s passions very much carried through to him. The citizens of Rio (as she is known in short) are highly creative. For example, they’re credited with inventing two musical genres: bossa nova and funk.
Fausto is married to Juliana, a dancer. They have a son together, Luiz.
When he isn’t making shakers, he likes to watch movies and enjoy sunrises and sunsets with his family.
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