May 30, 2012
This band formed in Recife (Pernambuco) in 1984, out of the remains of three deceased punk bands (Trapaça, Serviço Sujo, and Câmbio Negro). Mundo Livre S/A spent several years playing under massive booing, especially when they played the tamborim (a percussion instrument traditional in the samba genre). In 1987, the band's instruments were stolen, thus causing the dissolution of the group. Bandleader Fred04 , a journalist by profession, went to São Paulo and worked there for one year. Upon his return, the city was changing with the formation of an alternative audience for unorthodox acts like his. ( more ).
May 28, 2012
Haley Kallenberg recently debuted at Carnegie Hall as a composer performer in the Ibla Foundation Winners Concert on May 1, 2012 in New York City. In the summer of 2011, in Sicily, Italy at the Ibla World Music Competition Kallenberg was awarded the Grand Prize “Most Distinguished Composer”. Additionally the International Jury committee made “Special Mention” of her own performance of her solo piano composition entitled “JEX.” She was featured in the winners concerts at Carnegie Hall performing her winning composition. As a result of the prestigious performance Kallenberg will begin recording her solo piano album of original compositions this summer in New York. ( more )
May 25, 2012
Felixbravo is the latest project from the composers João Félix and Bernardo Bravo.
Working together for more than 6 years in Curitiba, João and Bernardo always compose following the path of love for their art. This project is the outcome of the mutual love for music and friendship shared between this two young guys.
Of course many poetic songs are yet to come, celebrating the warm and light-hearted feeling that brazilian music can inspire, like a sunset on the beach.
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Siba at Recife, 2012 .
Born in the cosmopolitan city of Recife, to a family with strong bonds to its rural origins, Siba grew up between town and country, two worlds that are part of a single entity. From his first encounters with the traditions of the "Mata Norte" he began a long history of apprenticeship and collaboration, exercising through the years the fundamentals of rhythmic poetry to become one of the main masters of the new generation of ciranda and maracatu nowadays. At the same time, as a member of the seminal group "Mestre Ambrósio", he developed an innovative and singular musical style, in which the dialogue of the traditional with the contemporary, the past with the present, the street with the stage are an unmistakable feature.
May 23, 2012
Rivotrill in Paris @ Cabaret Sauvage, 2011.
Rivotrill is a Brazilian instrumental group formed by Junior Crato (flute and saxophone), Rafa Duarte (bass) and Lucas dos Prazeres (percussion), which presents a fusion of Brazilian, Latin and African rhythms with progressive rock and jazz.