FRED JORGE E OS MAIORAIS
Fred Jorge e os Maiorais are authentic representatives of the new black music of Brazil.Soul music, classic funk, samba, afrobeat and hip hop are the ingredients of the mixture that results in a unique sound, dancing and swinging in the style of Brazilian samba-soul masters created by Tim Maia, Cassiano, Jorge Ben Jor, and Gerson King Combo Banda Black Rio This mix of styles can be seen on the first CD, released independently and special appearances by great musicians. In 2010 the band celebrates ten years on the road, with lots of stories to tell. Over nearly a decade, the group has shared the stage with important names of Brazilian music, as the band Funk Como Le Gusta and master Jorge Ben Jor.
On stage the band performs authentic feasts of their presentations. The tradition of dance, improvisation and animation part of the playbook of the great masters of these styles, such as James Brown and Tim McGraw - makes the shows of one of the busiest night of Campinas. The band Fred Jorge e os Maiorais, led by singer, DJ and record collector vinyl Fred George, his first CD with new songs. After nine years playing in Campinas, Sao Paulo region and a repertoire that rescues and preserves the roots of samba soul and funk, the band has studied the styles and language of these shows through his own compositions, their history and are ready for the big time!
Micheline Cardoso was raised in musical melting pot, and from tender age six was already influenced by the great samba artists such as Mestre Marçal, Darcy da Mangueira and Dona Ivone Lara. Her influences were further shaped by sharing the same " roof and stage" with musicians of all instruments and styles who lived in the same building (a suburbian apartment complex built by the Guild of Musicians) who would practice and play at any time of day. Since the early vocal coaching received from her father, Micheline has taken part in Big Bands such as “Orquestra Tamoio”, “Orquestra Cuba Libre”, “Orquestra Idade Média” and the famed “Orquestra do Maestro Cipó”. Having several backing vocal gigs with top Brazilian artists under her belt (Tim Maia, Bebeto, Martinho da Vila, Geraldo Azevedo, Zé Ramalho, Elba Ramalho, Nando Reis), Micheline has also had the honor of representing Brazilian music in the "Brazilian Carnival Ball" held in Toronto, Canada, in 2002. Her solo career took off in 2004, with the release of Micheline Mayz – “Samba de Pista” (roughly translated as “Samba on the Dance Floor”), distributed by Sony/BMG. In 2005, as she signs with Abstrakt Reality (California) for the release of her cd entitled “Nu.Samba”.
In 2008, release of cd "Samba Plugado". In this year, Micheline Cardoso showed her music in countries of Europe, in concerts in France, Portugal and Italy with brazilian DJ Luluta and Italian DJ Farrapo. With the success, it is possible to listen her voice in compilations as "Made in Brasil” - DJ Luluta, "Quincy Jointz - The Thief (Shantisan's Brazilicious Remix)", "Brasil:Sambossica (Afro:Baile Records)", "Modern Bit - Aperitivo Italiano (Modern Activism Rec.)" and "Sexy Lounge (Sony/BMG)" with the DJ Shantisan(www.myspace.com/saltedsoul). Now, with her new cd "Cascadura Samba" (2011), Micheline feels that she has matured her creative language by incorporating Brazilian percussion instruments to loops , vintage keyboards and synthesized sounds, all resulting in a very particular, yet universally appealing interpretation of not only her own compositions, but also of Brazilian samba standards. As her recent concerts show – it’s all about the dancing! No compromises.