Poranguí is a world music multi-instrumentalist known for solo improvisational live looping. Born in São José dos Campos, Brazil, he grew up in the cultures of Brazil (his mother), Mexico (his father) and the southwestern United States. He currently resides in Sedona, Arizona.
After high school, Poranguí spent a year studying in China and then teaching English through the use of music in Vietnam. Then while on scholarship to Duke University as a Coca-Cola Scholar, he created an interdisciplinary undergraduate major combining music, movement and medicine where he also earned the John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Award.
He has taught on the faculty of the Phoenix Conservatory of Music and was recognized as a Teaching Artist for the Arizona Commission on the Arts from 2008 to 2015.