BICHOS DE CÁ – CAIXA Cultural São Paulo e Recife
The kids’ musical “Bichos de Cá”, by the Paulistano group Nhambuzim, sings about the species of the Brazilian fauna based on popular cultural manifestations, mixing folklore and issues of the envirornment. With an authorial repertoire, the group has composed a song for each animal, played within the rhythmical characteristics of the region they live.
Crossing the Pantanal, the kids discover the habits of the arara-azul and the menu of the alligator by rhythms of “Guarania” and of “Chamamé”. In the Amazon, they discover the “carimbó” with the dance of the cow-fish and they dive in the night of the forest by the sounds of the “lundu marajoara”, hiding from the “sucuri”. When they enter the Sertão, they roll their tongue with armadillo’s coconut and they feel the vibrations of the “maracatu” percussions with the dreamer red-footed tortoise. When they arrive in the Southeast, they are guided to the Atlantic Forest by the “muriqui” monkey jongo, and then afterwards to the Brazilian cerrado by the maned wolf congada.
The presentations occurred from the 7th to the 13th of October 2018 at the CAIXA Cultural Recife and from the 5th to the 9th of July 2018 at the CAIXA Cultural São Paulo. Besides the presentation, the group also executed workshops of musicality for children with its members.×
Ronei Jorge – Gravação Disco “Entrevista”
The project consisted of the recording and concert of the launching of the album called ENTREVISTA, which is the first of the solo career of singer and composer from bahia, Ronei Jorge. One of the most respected names of contemporary pop music of Bahia, and representative of an independent solid movement that holds the state as an inventive and fruitful reference to the national scene, Ronei has more than twenty years of journey and he has reinvented himself for this new feature.
With 10 inedited and authorial tracks, “Entrevista” has an oscillating sonority within force and subtlety, subversion and enchantment, exploring diversified facets of the Brazilian popular music and creating a masterpiece. A special attention to the sounds of the musicians Aline Falcão (keyboards, piano and accordion) and Carla Suzart (bass), that shared protagonist roles with the Ronei’s vocals, recalling an atmosphere of bands from the 1970’s, in a harmonic co-experience between tradition and contemporaneity. Maurício Pedrão (drums) and Ian Cardoso (guitar) complete the band, baptized as Dziga Tupi, that constructs collectively the musical arrangements of the album along with the artist.
The album, that has been listed as one of the best albums according to BRAVO! Rolling Stone, was recorded in the Estúdio Casa das Máquinas in Salvador, and integrated special participants such as Moreno Veloso (vocals and percussion), Joana Queiroz (clarinet and clarion) and Luana Carvalho (caxixi). The launching concert occurred on the 13th of June 2018 at the Teatro SESC SENAC Pelourinho.
The production was done by Giro Planejamento Cultural, which has also raised funds and executed the financial management of the project, in partnership with Tropicasa Productions, company responsible for the agency of the artist’s solo career.×
Pipoca Pop: Ronei Jorge, Maglore E Giovani Cidreira
Three generations of pop music from Salvador gathered together for a joint concert at the carnival of the city. Ronei Jorge, Maglore and Giovani Cidreira stood at the stage of Carnaval do Pelô in 2018 with the project called “Pipoca Pop” to play their own repertoire and share covers by artists that have connected them, revealing more than the intersections that already existed among the three of them: each one in their own way, constructing consistent careers in diversified seasons, they have intertwined in full activity, having the mastery of their authorial songs the basis for public recognition.
Perhaps, they are all pupils of the same purpose that made emerge the Brazilian popular music, revolving their many facets, recognizable sonorities, and, at the same time, originals. They are modern, inventive, careful creators that draw the public to listen attentively, sing together, and dance freely. In the gathering of it all, “Pipoca Pop” offers the “foliões” (revelers) the chance to turn carnivalesque an inedited encounter that has played three repertoires that well represent the current independent music from Bahia.
The project was conceived out of a partnership between Giro Planejamento Cultural, responsible for the production of the project, and the Tropicasa Productions.×
Canela Fina – Carnaval Pelourinho 2018 e 2019
The Canela Fina Group was created in the city of Salvador in the year of 2010 in order to do music with and for children. The main goal is to provide to the kids inedited songs, having been composed with their own arrangements and a variety of instruments, ameliorating the perception and the musical appreciation for children. In 2016, it was inaugurated Canela Fina’s House, music school focusing on babies, teenagers, adults and elderly people.
Throughout almost eight years of work, the Canela Fina group presented in many different cultural gigs in Brazil (Bahia, São Paulo, Paraná) and in Argentina (Mar del Plata), having an excellent reception from kids and their families. Considering that the members of the group are music educators, all of the compositions are also used inside of the classroom, through pragmatic activities, becoming sources of inspiration for new compositions.
In the years of 2018 and 2019, Giro Planejamento Cultural raised funds and produced the group’s Carnival shows “Bailinho do Canela Fina: criança, confete e serpentine”, which entered the official line-up of the Carnaval do Pelô. The presentations had a diversified repertoire related to Carnival with inedited authorial songs, alongside with different versions of traditional songs of the kids’ universe. From the samba reggae, samba de roda, ijexá, to caimbó and among others, the joy, the entertainment and interactions are guaranteed.×
Afrocidade – Gravação 1º disco
Considered as one of the potential upcoming music group produced in Bahia in current days, the Afrocidade group proposes a mix of politicized lyrics, with popular rhythms such as the “arrocha” and the “pagoda”, alongside with the Afro music, Jamaican dub, reggae, ragga and afrobeat. Composed by twelve members, the group is taken by the force and musicality of the pagode from Bahia to sing the struggles of resistance for black people.
Through the partnership with Giro Planejamento Cultural, Afrocidade has been developing many different projects and concerts inside the country and abroad. Among them, the project of launching the first album of the band via the support of the Natura Musical 2019. Alê Siqueira is responsible for the album direction. Beside the recordings, the project foresees a tour for the launching of the album in the cities of Salvador and São Paulo.×
Pagodão da Bahia em Londres
A proposta incluiu também ações formativas através de duas oficinas de Percussão e Dança “Pagodão da Bahia” – ministradas pelos membros do grupo – associadas a duas vivências artísticas entre os integrantes do Afrocidade e a mestre senegalesaAidaDiop.
A result of the partnership of producers Giro Planejamento Cultural (Brazil), Mama Sounds (Brazil/London) and Movimentos (London), the project provided the first international gig of the Afrocidade group, in September 2018.
The proposition was supported by three pillars: Circulation and Distribution of Afrocidade in London in order to start the internationalization of the group’s career; Diffusion of the Pagode of Bahia as a part of the state cultural identity; Formation of the members of the group, via the exchange with other rhythms from Africa.
It has occurred presentations at the venue Rich Mix (London), in the cultural center Hootananny (London), as a part of the line-up at the Brixton Come Together and the space of Constellations & The Observatory, in Liverpool, composing the line-up of the Festival The World Transformed.
After Movie Uk Tour (set 2018): https://bit.ly/2PEttNV×
Conexão Bahia Angola: Afrocidade, Titica e Maju
The Bahia-Angola Connection, conceived by Giro Planejamento Cultural, Afrocidade, Titica and Majur gathered together for a joint concert at the Pelô Carnival 2019, at the Largo do Pelourinho, in a proposition that gave voice to the Afro-diasporic contemporary music movement produced in Bahia and Angola.
The project proposed the connection, the encounter and attention to what is being produced musically by the new generation of black music from the peripheries of Bahia and Angola. As a result, a politicized, popular and pulsating music has emerged, as a centripetal force that converges styles from the peripheries of two places: pagode; kuduro; arrocha; Jamaican dub; hip hop; reggae; ragga; afropop and afrobeat.
Alongside with Afrocidade, Titica (Angolan singer) and Majur (Brazilian singer), they celebrate diversity in all of its potentialities.×
AFROBAILE: AFROCIDADE, LUEDJI LUNA E XENIA FRANÇA
Giro Planejamento Cultural worked on the Project Afrobaile that gathered the music band Afrocidade and the singers Luedji Luna and Xênia França, in a concert on Saturday during the Carnival schedule, at the Largo do Pelourinho, via the Public Call Carnval do Pelô 2018, promoted by the Cultural Department of the State of Bahia.
With an repertoire composed, mainly, by authorial songs and some interpretations of other compositions, the concert illustrated a special moment in the career of the artists, expressing the connection through the ancestral music that represents the power of the percussion.
Being a success of public and among critics, the encounter was one of the biggest revelations of the Carnival of Salvador 2018.
Mini doc: Carnaval do Pelô 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfGQWrk0EKc
Aftermovie Carnaval do Pelô 2018: https://bit.ly/2ONWv1T×
Coro de rua
The project “Coro de Rua” connected the city of Salvador with the culture of the Jamaican systems of sound and it took place at the stairways of the Barroquinha, former “Rua do Coro”, the singer and composer from Bahia, Lívia Nery, and the partnership with Ministerio Público Sistema de Som equipped with their Sound System wall.
The proposition has occurred in editions on the 26th of November and the 10th of December 2017, and it has gathered guest artists such as Karina Buhr, BNegão, Mis Ivy, Vandal, Danzi Love Jah and Áurea Semiséria.
Besides the music attractions, the project included a Vinyl Fair, a Food-court, art craftwork, and educative activities. “Coro de Rua” is an urban occupation that intends to reinvent the city center as a live and pulsating place and it seeks this vitality and voices through street art and music.
The project is an idealization of Giro Planejamento Cultural in partnership with Noarr Cultura e Conteúdo.
Manuela Rodrigues –3rd Album
Giro Planejamento Cultural coordinated the production, recording and release of singer Manuela Rodrigues’s third album, for which Giro obtained funding from the cosmetics company Natura. The album concert “Se a canção mudasse tudo”, launched in February 2016, occurred in the cities of Salvador, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The project also recorded a video clip of a song called “Bagabem”, directed by Pedro Perazzo and Rodrigo Luna.
Giro also produced the following shows for Manuela Rodrigues;
– Two performances at the Praça Tereza Batista in Pelourinho, funded by (the Bahian State Secretary for Education and Culture;
– Circuito Música Bahia Project at the Caixa Cultural;
– Show Ventre –– at the TeatroSesi (Sesi Theater) and the Mercado do Peixe (Fish Market), both in Rio Vermelho, Salvador, which was nominated two Caymmi Awards in 2015.
– Pelô Pipoca e Ouro (Pelourinho, Popcorn and Gold), in the Largo do Pelourinho (Pelourinho Square) as part of Carnival 2015.×
Marcela Bellas Concert
In partnership with Giro Planejamento Cultural, singer and composer Marcela Bellas presented the following concerts, in the city of Salvador:
– Eu, Ele, Elas, (Me, Him, Them) in collaboration with the musician Gabriell Povoas, at the Rubi and at the Sesc Senac in Pelourinho;
– Playgrude, as part of the program Domingo no TCA (Sunday at the TCA (The Castro Alves Theater)) and at the Solar Boa Vista Theater;
– Performances at the Pedro Arcanjo Plaza in Pelourinho, made possible by funding obtained by Giro from the Bahian State Secretary of Education and Culture;×
Josyara is a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist from Juazeiro, Bahia that has begun her career by performing in bars and festivals.
She recorded her first album in 2012 and it is called “Uni Versos”, a project sponsored by Petrobrás, with which she won the SESC Music Award. In that same year she performed in the Intercenas Musicais do Conexão Vivo festival and took her concert to 4 cities in Bahia through the Secult – BA public notice.
In 2016, after a 2-year season in São Paulo, she joined the Insight Ssa, MINAVU and Radioca festivals, as well as touring trough 5 Brazilian states.
Influenced by artists like Gal Costa, Chico César, Caetano Veloso, Cátia de França and Belchior, Josyara now get into a new phase of her career.
The songs she interprets, whether written or re-read, bring with her the strength and sensitivity of her voice, through her very own arrangements, which pass between Brazilian rhythms from different regions (mainly from the one called sertão) and universal sonorities.×
Known all over Brazil as one of the most virtuoso and respected groups of the independent instrumental music scene, the Retrofoguetes was formed in Salvador in 2002, after Dead Billies’ dissolution. Among its different themes, they associate elements from surf music, rockabilly, jazz, polca an latin music with the atmosphere of the cinema and the comics. It results in a kind of humorous and extremely visual pop music, resembling the soundtrack of an imaginary movie.
Since the release of their two records, Ativar Retrofoguetes! (2003) and Chachachá (2009), both produced by André T and Nancy Viégas, the group has been well-received by brazilian critics, has won many awards and performed at important festivals all around the country.
They have also participated in many TV shows, such as Caldeirão do Hulk, Programa do Jô, Multishow, MTV and SESC TV, where they recorded, in 2012, the Intrumental SESC Brasil. Their songs have been played by BBC Radio in London and have also won a Bronze Lion from Cannes, France.
After a brief pause and some lineup changes, the Retrofoguetes came back in 2013 with the release of Brezhnev, their new single. In 2016, Morotó Slim (guitar), Julio Moreno (guitar), Fábio Rocha (bass) and Rex (drums) will release a new independent album.×
Singer-songwriter Andrea Martins began her professional music career in 2003 and gained national recognition as the vocalist of the rock band Canto dos Malditos na Terra do Nunca. The bands unique female vocals caught the attention of Warner record that released its first album in 2006.
As part of Canto dos Malditos Andrea participated in many important events on the national rock scene including singing “Luz dos Olhos” on the DVD “MTV Luau Nando Reis.”
Andrea is now working on a solo project entitled Solaris, in which she puts aside the aesthetics and sound of rock, bringing new elements more plainly influenced by traditional Brazilian rhythms to her music.
In “Solaris” – a name that references the film by Andrei Tarkovisk, as well as Andrea’s return the sunny city of Salvador – the artist fuses music and audiovisual effects in a multimedia show. In other recent productions, she mixes layers of regional electronic percussion with scenery composed of video mapping with textures of video art.×
Bahia Experimental is a production developed from a long (and on-going) research project of musician Thiago Trad (a graduate of the Federal University of Bahia in symphonic percussion) in various countries around the world.
Conceived in 2015, the projects objective is to create space for collective experimentation. Characterized as “Live Sessions,” the performances are composed made up of diverse improvisations that take their direction from from a panorama of varied rhythms initially suggested by Trad. The exchange of ideas among the musicians guides the direction these improvisations take.
During its first year, Bahia Experimental held multiple performances in Salvador and conducted a tour that gathered more than 40 artists and included stops in São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Buenos Aires and Montevideo.×
Ronei Jorge began his career in the ‘90’s playing, singing and composing for rock bands Mutter Marie and Saci Tric. In 2003, he began a collaboration singing and composing with the band Ladroes de Bicicleta (Bicycle Thieves) with whom he recorded two independent albums; Homônimo (Homonym) (2005), produced by Luiz Brasil, and Frascos, Comprimidos, Compressas (Flasks, Pills and Compresses) (2009), produced by Pedro Sá. Both were funded by the Petrobras Cultural program.
With Ladroes de Bicicleta, Ronei participated in major Brazilian music festivals including MADA, Goiânia Noise, Festival de Verão – Salvador, Circuito Cultural Banco do Brasil, as well in as two phases of Claro que é Rock. He also toured Brazilian cities including São Paulo, Campinas, Aracaju, Recife and Natal.
In 2013, in partnership with musician, arranger and producer João Meirelles and visual artist Lia Cunha, he began Tropical Selvagem (Wild Tropical), a hybrid project that promotes exchanges between music and visual arts.
Currently, Ronei is developing his career as a solo artist with a new band consisting of Livia Nery (keyboard), Carla Suzart (bass) and Ian Cardoso (guitar).×
Livia Nery is a singer, instrumentalist, composer and song-writer from Salvador Bahia
Her first original show, Vulcanidades, debuted in Salvador in November 2014, receiving excellent reviews from both critics and the public. The show includes both original and reinterpretation of songs of others, and is the result of an investigation into vocal and instrumental sound, conducted in her home studio since 2013.
Livia performed with many other musicians before forming her own band which currently consists of Livia (vocal loops, synthesizer and keyboard), Rafa Dias (electronic bass), Israel Lima (bass), Ian Cardoso (guitar), supported by Márcio Nonato (Lighting sets and Theatrical Make-up).