DOIS DO SAMBA
Dois do Samba é o encontro das águas do mineiro Dudu Nicácio com o carioca Rodrigo Braga. Resume, como nenhum outro, o espírito de compadrio e cumplicidade destes tempos. Traz, na origem, o sentimento do samba como arte do encontro e do compartilhamento –a exemplo de dobradinhas clássicas como as de Baden Powell e Paulo César Pinheiro, de Baden e Vinicius, Wilson Moreira e Nei Lopes, Moacyr Luz e Aldir Blanc. Dudu Nicácio e Rodrigo Braga resumem, em torno de si, uma confraria de afinidades. Artífices do que traduzem como a “aventura do cotidiano”, eles fazem deste Dois do Samba um bate-bola criativo e bem-humorado com alto teor de vida real. Cronistas de seu tempo, extraem graça de tudo e todos –em nome da flor, da dor, do amor, do elevador.
In the 90s, a strong submersion in the Brazilian rhythms marked the appearance of artists and bands that had rescued our cultural identity. This new MPB (Brazilian music) also made to appear in 1994 - in Florianopolis (south of Brazil) a band who presents a pure format of these trends, singing the nature, events of the world and the contemporary man.
It's easy to feel that the sounds of Tijuquera comes from the sea, from the love of who contemplates this immensity of salty water. They had congregated all musical experiences accumulated on the records of the others CDs, shows, trips, challenges and have come to a time of their career that they would be able to affirm: we are like this.
That great band show original compositions and the one strong electro-acoustic instrumental.
The unique Brazilian singer and lyricist Kátia Moraes began her career in Rio de Janeiro in the 80's with her energetic band "O Espirito da Coisa" . Since then she has performed and/or recorded with top Brazilian acts like Sergio Mendes, Airto Moreira, Oscar Castro-Neves, Rita Lee, Sandy and Junior, Banda Cheiro de Amor, and also with George Duke, Latin Grammy nominee Alex Acuña and Justo Almario's Tolú, Grammy nominee "Latin Project", and Chill artist Praful, saxaphonist from Netherlands.
After moving to Los Angeles in 1990, she started lending her voice to films and television for dubbing and "Voice-overs" while performing with The Rio Thing, Midnight Drums, 22-piece Orchestra Feijoada Completa, Sol & Mar, Viver Brasil Dance Company, Folk Ballet of Brasil, Badaue, Man and Machine, and many more. In 1996, she released her first CD "Ten Feet and the Sun" in the U.S. with Brasil Nuts band. In 1999 she released "Ginga" with Sambaguru, and in 2003 "Live" by Kufala Records. Her 4th CD with Sambaguru is called "Navegar ao Sol" by Moondo Records. In 2009 Sambaguru released "Tribo" that was on the Preliminary Nominating Ballot for the Grammy 2009.
Michele Bruna is from Salvador - BAHIA since 2004, but originally from Londrina – PARANÁ. Michele started singing professionally in 2003, in Curitiba - PARANÁ. Only since 2007 did Michele take her incredible musical talent to the next level and started writing her own music. She says, “I must say that what I do, sing and write, it’s essentially intuitive”, I studied only a few months of guitar when I was 15 years, but doesn’t play guitar much now. Melodies and lyrics come naturally for Michele. Michele is currently in the process to relocate to São Paulo, where she plans to exuberate more space & cultural creativity to the kind of music that she does - MPB (brazilian popular music)
Em uma das mais férteis parcerias da música baiana nos últimos anos, a banda Sambatrônica recebeu nesse verão a dama do samba brasileiro Elza Soares, em uma sequência de 4 apresentações na Bahia que culminaram com o desfile na avenida num Trio Elétrico, no Carnaval 2010, no circuito Barra-Ondina. Os shows funcionaram como uma espécie de avant-première do segundo CD da banda, Aos Que Zelam Pela Alegria no Mundo, que conta com a participação de Elza na faixa A Trama do Samba, lançado esse ano.
A proposta da Sambatrônica é tomar a infalível matriz suingueira do samba tanto como raiz quanto como plataforma de experimentação rítmica, que ora deságua na mais autêntica vibe de uma roda-de-samba, ora assume uma pegada mais contemporânea, com incursões no samba-rock, samba-funk e mesmo no transamba, cravado nos últimos tempos por Caetano Veloso. Tudo a ver com a guinada empreendida por La Soares desde o final dos anos 90. “O encontro com Elza vem enfatizar um desejo nosso de levar para o grande público a moderna tradição do samba”, comenta João Jonga de Lima, vocal, violão e band leader da Sambatrônica.
A banda tem em seu currículo dois discos gravados e um DVD, em 5 anos de história musical contribuindo com o universo do samba da Bahia e interagindo com o samba brasileiro, atentos ao que soa contemporâneo e com muito respeito à tradição e suas raízes. É formada por João Jonga de Lima (violão e voz), Helson Hart (compositor), Ricardo Marques (bandolim, guitarra baiana e voz), DJ Mauro Telefunksoul (baticuns de vinil e samplers), Didi Gomes (baixo) e grandes músicos convidados.
ANA PAULA DA SILVA
Ana Paula da Silva was born in Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Her musicality started to take shape as a child, when her father taught her the great traditional brazilian songs.With an autodidact education in music, with fourteen years old Ana Paula started her musical career, developing in a natural way from a performer to a gifted guitar player and composer too. With strong characteristics of a great interpreter and her own unmistakable identity, Ana Paula met from 2004 to 2005 with great musicians like Robertinho Silva, Arnou de Melo, Beto Lopes along other new talents, to make the recording of her first solo album, “Canto Negro”. With this project, she performed shows in the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Juarez Machado Theater, Municipal Theater of Itajai, SESC Prainha and a toured Austria with various successful performances. Since 2004, in Brazil and Europe, Ana Paula toured with the composer, arranger and guitarist Alegre Corrêa, and recorded with Alegre her second CD, “Por Causa do Samba”.
In her fourteen years career, Ana Paula has shared the stage with great names like Elza Soares, Tavinho Moura, Toninho Horta, Leny Andrade, Lô Borges, among others. She has also performed with recognized musicians in Brazil and Europe, like Robertinho Silva, Karl Hodina, Jeff Gardner, Wolgang Muthspiel. She toured for five weeks in Europe with the great Joe Zawinul and his group, Joe Zawinul Syndicate. Ana Paula has been widely recognized in Brazil for producing and editing herself beautiful records, awarded by institutions like Ministério da Cultura, Cultura Estadual de Santa Catarina – Mecenato and SIMDEC. This artistic choice reflects her comprehensive vision of the musical process.
In 2009, endorsed by SIMDEC Publishing House, she launched her third project: an audio book called “Contos em Cantos”, produced, composed and arranged by Ana Paula, in which she accompanies with music several stories for children. During the second semester of 2009, she launched her fourth CD “Aos de Casa” (winner of the Pixinguinha Award) and toured several cities in Santa Catarina (Joinville, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Pomerode) and Austria in November 2010. This new record received great reviews and airplay in the prestigious “Sintonia Fina” by the great journalist and producer Nelson Motta.
In 2010 she was invited by the group “Chá de Cevada” to make a tour at the SESC Music Circuit, singing and performing music composed by Edson Marques. She recently released her 5th record, “Pé de Crioula”, produced and recorded in Rio de Janeiro, with arrangements made by the great carioca musician Cláudio Jorge accompanied by some of the most prestigious samba musicians of Brazil.
The band was created in 2005, but the actual formation is from 2007.Two years ago Partido Leve brought out an CD, with 5 songs. This songs are also on my space and Partido Leve received great compliments for this. This has opened doors for new shows and festivals. Also a person took the chance to make a CD of the song ‘preta’ and this CD was brought out in USA, under the label of Afrobaile, Arizona.
Partido Leve was the finalist in the festival ‘bota pra prazer’, during the year of business. This brougt invitations for bigger shows, the participation of the song ‘Miss Vila Isabel’ and many other of the collection has been taken by the phone-operator ‘Oi’, and has been used also for ringtones. The Brazilian mix of groove, the strong beat of percussion, makes the crowd go wild, especially when they are playing live. Some of the band are also working with workshops of percussion and creating instruments. They are that great at their job that they have also worked in Europe (the Netherlands) for Mundial.
SANDALIA DE PRATA
Samba rock, Partido alto, Soul e Gafieira. Esses são os principais ingredientes da sonoridades da banda Sandália de Prata, formada em 2003. Ully Costa (voz) , Sandro Lima (violão e guitarra) Carlinhos “Creck” (baixo) Paulinho Sorriso (bateria), Dado Tristão (teclados), Tito Amorim (percussão), João Lenhari (trompete), Jorge Neto (trombone) e Marcelo Fernandes (sax) há 7 anos têm sacudido pistas de dança Brasil a fora com um sambalanço irresistível.
A trajetória da Sandália de Prata é despretensiosa, mas perseverante. Ully, Sandro e Creck já tocavam juntos profissionalmente há alguns anos e tinham um desejo em comum: fazer um show de samba rock composto por clássicos do gênero. A oportunidade para que eles colocassem essa ideia em prática surgiu em 2002 quando souberam que o dono de uma casa noturna da cidade de Campinas estava à procura de uma banda que tocasse esse estilo musical. O trio não pestanejou, criou repertório, convidou o amigo e baterista Paulinho Sorriso para integrar o projeto e abraçou a empreitada.
A apresentação agradou ao público presente e o que era para ser só mais um show, para matar aquela vontade de tocar o tal do samba-rock, transformou-se numa temporada de sucesso e casa cheia.
Euterpe Began her singing career at Coral Canarinhos the Amazon, in Boa Vista, RR, in 1999 at 11 years of age. She recorded the CD: Friends Forever (1999), Brazil 500 years (2000) Canaries and live at the Teatro Amazonas (2002). She lived in Manaus from 2003 to 2006 and was featured on the music scene in the capital of Amazonas houses in performing live music and other cultural venues. Is this your pre-assessment period for the FAME program on Globo, where she Became a semi-finalist. Back in her hometown in 2007, she won the Roraima Show Sings, sponsored by the SESC and the Indicated her the representative of her state in 30 ° FEMUCIC in Maringá, with music by George Farias and Xapuri Eliakin Rufino. In 2008 she won the awards for 1st place and best performer at the 11th Festival de Musique de Roraima - Femur Performed in Boa Vista, RR, with the song and other Brazils, Dibo Eliakin partnership with Roberto Rufino. Euterpe is not the only new music Roraima revelation, but a creative and intelligent appearance in the current scenario of Brazilian popular music.
At the core of everything DJ Seduce does is a restless drive to be both inventive & creative. Whether behind the turntables, in the studio, or putting together a variety of events, DJ Seduce is always on a mission to capture audiences in a way that sets him self apart from most in the entertainment industry.
Since his emergence in 2001, this (Phoenix) Arizona native has taken his love for jazz, funk, soul, and world beats, and expanded his global horizons far beyond the nightclub walls. Not your typical DJ, but a musician’s dj, and a djs musician, DJ Seduce has created his own unique sound & style drawing on heavy influences of Africa, Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica, Europe & the Middle East. With an eclectic taste for musical treats, DJ Seduce digs deep through the past and present, giving you a blast of musical fusion from influential taste makers like Art Blakey, Fela Kuti, Jorge Ben, Nicola Conte & Buena Vista Social Club.
Over the course of 10 years, DJ Seduce has shared the stage with legendary icons, played to crowds of more than 14,000, released critically acclaimed albums and launched the "Award Winning" Afro:Baile world music event & record label. His continued strive to bring a cultural groove to the forefront, has allowed him to push his way to new heights. Some of his recent & notable accolade's include: 7 consecutive nominations for "Best DJ" by the "Arizona Republic" & "Best Jazz" by the "Phoenix Newtimes. He's also been a featured guest on FOX-10, and performed live on Good Morning Arizona (3TV). DJ Seduce has an extensive list of featured articles & reviews in over 15 magazine publications, including Global Rhythm Magazine & Spin Magazine.
As a savvy business owner, DJ Seduce is the creator and owner of "Afro:Baile Records"
. The label was founded in 2007, as a spin off of to the award-winning (Afro:Baile) event. Afro:Baile Records specializes in the Afro-Brazilian / Brazilian Music of Samba, Bossa Nova, Jazz, Soul and Electronica. From digging in the crates to finding upcoming talent, DJ Seduce lets the music take him to places that allow him to showcase not only his mixing abilities but his constant love for a cultural groove. AFRO:BAILE DISCOGRAPHY: