Arthur Maia begun to play the drums when he was even now a kid. At 15, he used the electrical bass. After learning to be a professional in the ’80s, he followed performers like Jorge Ben Jor, Gal Costa, Ivan Lins, and Gilberto Gil. Documented with Ney Matogrosso (Olhos de Farol), Lulu Santos, the Spanish vocalist Rosana Arbelo, Gilberto Gil, and Caetano Veloso (Tropicália 2). In the instrumental music field, he caused the Banda Dark Rio and it is an associate of the group Cama de Gato, with which includes recorded many CDs. In 1986, he documented an album focused on Tom Jobim and Heitor Villa-Lobos with Gilson Peranzzetta. His initial solo record, Maia (1990), gained the Sharp award of 1991. In 2000, he documented live with Hiram Bullock.