For the last three years, Ziriguidum has brought together percussionists from the West of England and South Wales to play the modern Brazilian carnival music developed by Rio De Janeiro group Monobloco. Ziriguidum's musical director, John Paul Courtney, has performed in the UK & Brazil with Monobloco, who have built a reputation as a popular live act and recording group as well as being one of the biggest attractions of the Rio carnaval.
Da Lata was originally founded by musician and producer Chris Franck and DJ Patrick Forge in the summer of 1996. The idea for the project was to blend afro-brazilian influences with modern dance sensibility incorporating both acoustic and electronic elements in the music. Early experimentation came in the form of remixes rather than original material which proved to be a great way of honing the sound and at the same time gave exposure to the name.
Wonkavision is an indie rock band with loads of moogs, power guitars and vocal harmonies a la 60s. Firstly inspired by the north-american band The Rentals, Wonkavision is mostly characterised by the contrast between the sweetness of their melodies and the sarcasm of their lyrics.
Their debut album Wonkainvasion was released in 2004 in Brazil, and won a national award for the best indie rock album that year. In 2007, Wonkavision signed with the Tokyo based label PowerPop Academy and released an English version of the same album in Japan.
Milton Nascimento (born 26 October, 1942) is a singer-songwriter who is considered one of the icons of Brazilian Music. Nascimento was born in Rio de Janeiro, and grew up in Três Pontas, Minas Gerais. His mother was the maid Maria do Carmo Nascimento. When he was just a few months old, the boy was adopted by the family for whom his mother had previously worked: the couple Josino Brito Campos (a banker, mathematics teacher and electronic technician) and Lília Silva Campos (a music teacher). He lived in the boroughs of Laranjeiras and Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro.
Mixing R&B, funk, jazz and samba elements, Banda Black Rio, led by Oberdan Magalhães, were one of the first to undertake the fusion of Brazilian rhythms with international black music. Formed in 1976, the band's unique and pioneering samba-jazz-funk sound has attracted thousands of worshiping fans across generations. The band broke up in 1980, but came back together in 1999 in a new formation led by William Magalhães, Oberdan Magalhães' son. Discography:
# 1977 - Maria Fumaça
# 1978 - Gafieira Universal
1) A Hard Rock band from Finland, formed in 2007. In late 2008 or early 2009 the band settled with a final line-up. The band is influenced by '80s and '90s rock n' roll. www.myspace.com/realsantacruz Vocals & guitar: Archie
Drums: Taz 2) Boner rock from the Hague, the Netherlands. Consisting of Guy Tavares (Unit Moebius), Selwyn Slop (Incense) & Arthur van Berkel (Orange Sunshine). Signed to the infamous Motorwolf.
In a fast-changing Indonesia a new generation of musicians are taking on the task of redefining their rich musical heritage for the new millennium. 17-piece(!) ensemble SambaSunda bring together a dazzling array of instruments and influences to create a new style Gamelan orchestra and the most exciting musical voice out of the archipelago today. Led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Ismet Ruchimat, who started his career in 1989 in Gugum Gumbira's famous Jugala Orchestra, and bred on the creative grounds of Bandung's prominent STSI arts college...
(1) Margot is a duo formed by two Italians guys: Pepe and Giaga. Pepe began his musical experience when he was 14 studying rhythmics, while Giaga took his first step in the music world playing the piano and singing at 14.
At 16 years old, they both got very interested in electronic music and now since more than ten years the two italian producers are working in the best underground clubs in Rimini (Cocoricò, Classic Club and Echoes) and Italy.
Seu Jorge (born June 8, 1970) (Portuguese: IPA: [ˈsew ˈʒɔxʒi]) is a Brazilian musician, singer, songwriter and actor. Born Jorge M
Egberto Amin Gismonti (born December 5, 1947 in Carmo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a brazilian composer, guitarist and pianist. Gismonti began his formal music studies at the age of six on piano. After studying classical music for 15 years, he went to Paris to study orchestration and analysis with Nadia Boulanger and the composer Jean Barraqué, a disciple of Arnold Schönberg and Anton Webern. After his return to Brazil, Gismonti began to explore other musical genres.