Dudu Tucci grew up in a family with a musical background, and was already playing drums at very young age at umbanda-ceremonies. He studied classical percussion, flute and musicology at Brooklin Paulista Conservatory in São Paulo. After that he traveled throughout South-America to study Latin American music.
In 1978, he was invited to play in the symphonic orchestra in his home town. At the same time he met the well-known Brazilian dancer Ismael Ivo and both opened the "Experimental Black Dance Group". After a cooperation with Arrigo Barnabé, Tucci was invited to the JazzFest Berlin, and has been living in Berlin since then.
As a composer he mixes traditional Brazilian music with modern influences. He also works as a producer. Besides his CD production he is best known as a teacher of Brazilian music in Germany, Great Britain and all over the European continent. Together with the dancer Murah Soares he is the leader of the Bloco Afoxé Loni.