73 minutes | May 31, 2023
Epi 108 Silvia Manrique
Bio:About Silvia Manrique Silvia Manrique is a Chicago-based Brazilian and Latin Jazz vocalist. She has performed at respected venues and festivals like the Old Town School of Folk Music, the Logan Square Arts Festival, the Chicago World Music Festival, the Chicago Latino Film Festival and the Millennium Park Summer Music festival at the beautiful Pritzker Pavilion. In 2016, she participated in the album ‘Aquarela,’ a compilation of children’s songs arranged and produced by the incomparable Paulinho Garcia who says she “carries a song with mastery, both melodically and rhythmically.” Silvia is also plays percussion focused on the Brazilian tamborim, completing studies with Carnaval-style samba percussion masters like Mestre Ailton Nunes of the Mangueira Samba School, Dudu Fuentes of Monobloco and Bangalafumenga, Jorge Alabe and Mestre Jonas of Mocidade Independente. About Fabiana Cozza Fabiana Cozza has been heralded by critics and the public as a leading performer in contemporary Brazilian music. In September 2020, “Dos Santos” was born, her eighth and latest album, a contemporary work that is a tribute to the cultural universe of Brazilian Afro-native religions. In 2017, she published her first book of poems, Álbum Duplo, by the editor Pedra Papel Tesoura.Fabiana has taken Brazilian music to festivals in Israel, Germany, France, Canada, USA, Bulgaria, Chile, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Cuba, Moçambique, Cape Verde and worked with celebrated artists including Sadao Watanabe, HR Big Band (Germany), Mú Mbana (Guiné Bissau) and Omara Portuondo (Cuba). About Fi Maróstica Fi Maróstica is an upright and electric bass player, born in the city of Ourinhos (SP), who has shared the stage with many renowned artists including Hermeto Pascoal, Toquinho, Miucha, Elza Soares, Hamilton de Holanda, Rosa Passos, Maria Gadu, among others. In addition to concerts in Brazil with several of these names, Fi has already toured several countries, passing through South America, North America, Europe and Asia. He also received several awards at renowned festivals in Brazil, such as best instrumentalist (Festival Botucanto - 2010 and Festival de Música de Sorocaba - 2013), in addition to being a finalist in this category for the Brazilian Professional Music Awards in 2017 and 2018, the year in which who was also won in the Contact: email@example.com Chicago Jazz Artist Silvia Manrique Releases Debut EP ‘Sonho’ Featuring Collaborations with Renowned Brazilian Artists Chicago-based jazz artist Silvia Manrique releases her Latin/Brazilian jazz solo debut EP titled ‘Sonho’ available now. Recorded at São Paulo's prestigious Estúdio Arsis and musically directed by award-winning Brazilian musical artist Fabiana Cozza, this 4-song EP serves as an introduction to Manrique’s delicate delivery and unique blend of Latin and Brazilian jazz and contemporary sounds. A fixture in the Chicago Brazilian jazz and samba scene for many years, Silvia is a three-time performer for Chicago’s World Music Festival. Described by music critic Peter Margasak as “a natural, delivering sophisticated melodies with ease and sensuality,” Silvia has opened for world music artists like Dona Onete, Céu and Luisa Maita and recorded vocals for national advertisements for brands including State Farm and McDonald’s. In 2016, she recorded the full-length ‘Aquarela’ with the critically acclaimed Paulinho Garcia under the GLP label featuring Brazilian classics designed to introduce children to the Brazilian Portuguese language. A bout with breast cancer in 2020 led her to refocus on her artistic career and this EP commemorates her official return to music. “This release is titled ‘Sonho’ because it means dream in Portuguese – and this EP is exactly that, the realization of a deep desire to record music not only for pleasure but also for posterity,” said Silvia, who began vocal training with Fabiana Cozza while undergoing chemotherapy as a way to release stress. “Fabiana really encouraged me to stop thinking of singing as a hobby or a pastime – it really is a vocation that I have to nurture every day for the wellbeing of my body and soul.” ‘Sonho’ features covers of classic world jazz songs by Rosa Passos, Joyce Moreno, Henri Salvador, as well as a bolero by legendary Cuban composer Frank Dominguez, a nod to Silvia’s Latin American (Mexican) heritage. Cozza, a force in Brazilian music and two-time winner of the Prêmio da Música Brasileira, the Brazilian equivalent of a Grammy award, produced and had a hand in selecting repertoire and instrumentation. The songs were carefully arranged by acclaimed bassist and creative musician Fi Maróstica, known for his innovative style that brings bass to the forefront of the musical mix. Rounding out the musical performance are two young stars of the vibrant São Paulo jazz scene, Nichollas Maia on piano and Matheus Marinho on drums. Track listing for ‘Sonho’ includes: ● Dunas (Passos) ● Tú Me Acostumbraste (Dominguez) ● E Vamos Lá (Moreno) ● Dans Mon Île (Salvador) The EP is available now on all streaming platforms. For more information about Silvia Manrique and her music, please visit www.silviamusic.com. PORTUGUESE VERSION Contato de imprensa: firstname.lastname@example.org Silvia Manrique, artista de jazz de Chicago, lança EP de estreia ‘Sonho’ com colaborações com Artistas Brasileiros Renomados CHICAGO (26 de maio de 2023) – Silvia Manrique, artista de jazz de Chicago, lança seu EP solo de jazz latino/brasileiro intitulado ‘Sonho’, disponível hoje. Gravado no prestigioso Estúdio Arsis de São Paulo e dirigido musicalmente pela premiada artista musical brasileira Fabiana Cozza, este EP de 4 canções serve como uma introdução à entrega delicada de Manrique e à mistura única de jazz latino e brasileiro e sons contemporâneos. Uma figura fixa na cena brasileira de jazz e samba de Chicago por muitos anos, Silvia já se apresentou três vezes no Chicago World Music Festival. Descrita pelo crítico musical Peter Margasak como “um talento natural, entregando melodias sofisticadas com facilidade e sensualidade,” Silvia abriu para artistas da world music como Dona Onete, Céu e Luisa Maita e gravou vocais para publicidades nacionais de marcas como State Farm e McDonald's. Em 2016, ela gravou o longa 'Aquarela' com o aclamado Paulinho Garcia sob o selo GLP com clássicos brasileiros com o fim de introduzir as crianças ao idioma português brasileiro. Uma luta contra o câncer de mama em 2020 a levou a retomar a sua carreira artística e este EP comemora seu retorno oficial à música. “Este lançamento se chama 'Sonho' porque este EP é exatamente isso, a concretização de uma vontade profunda de gravar música não só para o prazer, mas também para a posteridade," disse Silvia, que iniciou o treinamento vocal com Fabiana Cozza durante a quimioterapia como forma de liberar o estresse. “Fabiana me encorajou muito a parar de pensar em cantar como um hobby ou passatempo – realmente é uma vocação que tenho que cultivar todos os dias para o bem-estar do meu corpo e alma.” 'Sonho' apresenta covers de canções clássicas do jazz mundial de Rosa Passos, Joyce Moreno, Henri Salvador, bem como um bolero do lendário compositor cubano Frank Dominguez, uma homenagem à herança latino-americana (mexicana) de Silvia. Cozza, uma força da música brasileira e duas vezes vencedora do Prêmio da Música Brasileira, o equivalente brasileiro ao Grammy, produziu e participou da seleção de repertório e instrumentação. As músicas foram cuidadosamente arranjadas pelo aclamado baixista e músico criativo Fi Maróstica, conhecido por seu estilo inovador que traz o baixo para o primeiro plano da mixagem musical. Completando a apresentação musical estão duas jovens estrelas do jazz paulistano, Nichollas Maia no piano e Matheus Marinho na bateria. A lista de faixas de ‘Sonho’ inclui: Dunas (Passos) Tú Me Acostumbraste (Dominguez) E Vamos Lá (Moreno) Dans Mon Île (Salvador) O EP já está disponível em todas as plataformas de streaming. Para mais informações sobre Silvia Manrique e sua música, visite www.silviamusic.comLinks:Silvia Manrique: https://www.instagram.com/silvia_music and silviamusic.com Fi Marostica: https://linktr.ee/fimarosticaNichollas Maia: https://www.instagram.com/_nichollass/Matheus Marinho: https://tratore.ffm.to/vinticinco and https://www.instagram.com/marinho2o Fabiana Cozza: https://www.fabianacozza.com.br and https://www.instagram.com/fabianacozza
122 minutes | May 17, 2023
Epi 107 Mestra Laísa Lima
Mestra Laisa Lima tells about growing up in Beija Flor! A fantastic interview with a woman Mestra, director, teacher and ritmista!
193 minutes | Mar 25, 2023
Epi 106 Renan Gohan, Imperatriz Leopoldinense
Renan Gohan tells us about growing up playing samba and being a director at Imperatriz today. We talk about what Imperatriz's win means for the community, what makes Mestre Lolo such a good mestre, his feelings the day of the apuração and so much more.
113 minutes | Feb 18, 2023
Epi 105 Carnaval 2023
106 minutes | Jan 31, 2023
Epi 104 Michel Silva Barros
Bio: Michel Silva Barros He started in the samba world as a kid going with his father to samba schools in Nova Iguaçu, his home city on the outskirts of Rio. His debuted in samba schools was in 2001, parading for the Leão de Nova Iguaçu, in the grupo acesso À, at the age of 7 and remained there until 2005, when he left to, to be part of Beija Flor de Nilópolis and to fulfill his childhood dream to participate in television broadcast carnaval show, this is how I started: In beija flor he joined the bateria mirim in 2005 In 2006 he joined the adult bateria. 2007 was his first parade with Grupo Especial in carnival with Beija Flor, where he is still today. He started on tambourine, then switched to caixa, right in that first parade and stayed on caixa until 2010, when he was promoted to repique Guia da batera, the one who makes the calls for paradinhas. In 2013 he switched back to tambourine, but this time as the director of tamborins, a role I still hold today. He says: During this time with Beija Flor, samba and our samba school have provided me with incredible opportunities and moments to meet incredible people and places that until a moment in my life I thought were unreachable, but culture took us there. He has had the opportunity to visit countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and more than half of the Brazilian states through samba. It is very honored and happy to be part of this great work. Courtney Danley and Michel Silva at Beija Flor quadra. Links:https://www.instagram.com/michelzinhorp/https://www.facebook.com/michel.dp.7https://www.beija-flor.com.br/
121 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
Epi 103 Gabriel Policarpo
Bio:A reference in the samba world, the musician, arranger and educator, Gabriel Policarpo, stands out for his creative and virtuosic way of playing the repique. At the age of 13, he joined the school in his neighborhood in Niterói, G.R.E.S Unidos do Viradouro, and soon took the place of 1st repique and soloist of the school. In 2015 he composed the drum masters commission for the special group of the carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Together with Bernardo Aguiar, he created the Pandeiro Repique Duo (PRD), that has been together for more than 10 years, and puts these two typical instruments of the Carioca soul side by side. Their first album featured Yamandú Costa, Nicolas Krassik, Carlos Malta, Marcos Suzano, Mestre Ciça and the African singer Ashimba. Since then, as an educator, he has performed on different stages and universities around the world, including The Juilliard School of Music, The Philadelphia University of Arts, City University London and Copenhagen Rytmisk Konservatorium. In addition to having founded the Escola de Ritmos, Bloco e Orquestra Batuquebato, an active bloco known in the streets of Rio de Janeiro. He also participates alongside big names in Brazilian and international music, both in concerts and in recordings. Highlight for recording and participation in the tour of the album “De bem com a vida”, winner of the Latin Grammy as the best samba album of 2016, with Martinho da Vila. He has shared the stage alongside other icons such as Alcione, Marcelo D2, Chico César, Hamilton de Holanda, Marcos Suzano, Carlos Malta, Roberta Sá, Shanghai, Gabriel Moura, Cátia de França and Guns N' Roses at Rock in Rio. In 2019, Contemporânea, the most traditional musical instrument industry in Brazil, launched a line of repiques with its signature. The debut of the Gabriel Policarpo Signature instruments took place at the 1st Meeting of Repiques in Niterói, held in August 2019 at the Viradouro quadra. Links: YouTubehttps://youtube.com/c/GabrielPolicarpoInstagram https://www.instagram.com/gabrielpolicarpoo/Repiques do mundohttps://www.instagram.com/repiquesdo/Batuquebatohttps://www.instagram.com/batuquebatooficial/Pandeiro repique duohttps://www.instagram.com/pandeirorepiqueduo/PRD Maishttps://instagram.com/prdmais?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=Facebook Gabriel Policarpohttps://www.facebook.com/PolicarpogabrielPandeiro Repique Duohttps://www.facebook.com/PandeiroRepiqueDuoBatuquebatohttps://www.facebook.com/batuquebato
94 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
Epi 102 Ékò Samba in Lagos, Nigeria. Seyi Ajeigbe and Emmanuel Offe.
Seyi Ajeigbe, founder of Eko Samba Emmanuel Offe, Musical Director of Ékò Samba. Bios:Seyi Ajeigbe, founder of Eko Samba community, is a British born Nigerian musician with over 15 years of experience in public/community carnival arts and musical presentations.After discovering Samba in London in 2004, Seyi spent the next 6 years learning, playing, teaching, directing and performing with groups such as the London School of Samba, Paraiso Samba School, Umbela Arts, Beats Culture, Verde Vai, Chapa Quente, Bloco X and more.Having gained a wide experience in Brazilian carnival arts and rhythms such as Samba enredo, Samba Afro, Maraccatu and Axe. Seyi moved to Lagos Nigeria to found the first Samba school in west Africa and has since been acting as a link between Africa and the international Samba community.Emmanuel Offe Is the musical Director of the Eko samba community. He has been with the project since its inception in 2011 and has since risen through the ranks.Although his experience with Samba has been mainly in Nigeria, he has 10 years experience of playing, performing, directing and teaching Samba. He has been exposed to teachers/directors from New York, London and Brasil who have been to visit and share their knowledge with Eko samba.Proficient with Samba Batucada from Rio De Janeiro, he is also familiar with Samba Afro, Axe and Maracatu. He maintains a cross cultural connection with international Sambistas and can be referred to as one of the pioneers of Samba in Nigeria if not west Africa and Africa as a whole.Links:YouTubeInstagramFacebookWebsite You can support Èkó Samba Community through PayPal!Link to PayPal here. Eko Samba Community took part in the Fanti (Carreta) Carnival in the Brazilian District of Lagos, Nigeria for the first time. They were very well received! Eko Samba Community Joe Hanson visited Eko Samba. Dana Monteiro Episode 18 visited Eko Samba in Lagos Nigeria. Former podcast guest Dana Monteiro (episode 18) visiting Eko Samba in Lagos Nigeria. Support Ritmo Solidário Help feed and support Samba School bateria players during the pandemic.PayPal WebsiteUse address: email@example.com
96 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
Epi 101 California Brazil Camp, Dennis Broughton and Rich Rice.
Photo credit Eric Crawford. Dennis on the left. Rich on the bike. After two long years, we are excited to say that we will be going back to our Happy Place this summer, California Brazil Camp! And to catch up on CBC, we’ve invited our friends, the directors of California Brazil Camp, Dennis Broughton and Rich Rice, to chat with us on this episode. If you haven’t heard us mention it in almost every episode of this podcast, here you go. California Brazil Camp provides weeklong immersions in the music and dance of Brazil. Set in the California redwoods, campers enjoy expert instruction, gourmet meals, and find themselves among wonderful fellow campers from across the US, and as far away as Europe and Asia. This annual event (except for pandemic years!) has been happening since 1997 and continues to bring in world-class faculty, from the likes of Hermeto Pascoal, Margareth Menezes. Jorge Alabe, Guinga, , Rosangela Silvestre, Moyseis Marques, Mestre Ailton Nunes, Fabiana Cozza, Pitoco de Aira’, and Alessandro Penezzi, to name a few. Registration has just opened up for this year’s edition, so sign up today! Register here: https://www.calbrazilcamp.com/register.html Links:Website: http://calbrazilcamp.com/index.html FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/BrazilCamp IG: https://www.instagram.com/calbrazilcamp/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CalBrazilCampEric Crawford’s Flickr accountFlickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/emcrawford/collections/72157600074689546/Karin's cookbook: https://www.amazon.com/Culinary-Magic-Regenerative-Design-Institute/dp/0615776469
142 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
Epi 100 Waguinho do Repique
Support Ritmo Solidário Help feed and support Samba School bateria players during the pandemic.PayPal WebsiteUse address: firstname.lastname@example.orgBio:Wagner Silva, better known as Waguinho do Repique, is the son of two giants in Rio Samba. His father is Mestre Cosme and his Mother: Celinha who was a Samba interpreter and 1st woman to be a director in a Samba school! Waguinho started with the kids Bateria of Acadêmicos do Engenho da Rainha and then played in the Famous kids Bateria of Mestre Odilon at Ilha do Governador! Soon after, he joined the Repique Solos team at Engenho da Rainha! But the first time he was the repique soloist in a grupo especial school was at Estácio de Sá, at the invitation of Mestre Ciça. Soon after Waguinho was Repique Soloist in Porto da Pedra, Caprichosos de Pilares, Mocidade, Unidos Da Tijuca and Viradouro. At these schools he not only played but became Director, participating in the technical work in the formation of new Rhythmists and became a part of the Creation of Arrangements and Paradinhas of these schools. He alone has created 55 Paradinhas! Waguinho is one of the people responsible for the rise of Repique Mor which he learned at Beija flor. He is the creator of the original Naipe and Levada played at Cabula, a school which he also paraded. Waguinho proposed the idea of having repique mor to Mestre Casa Grande for Unidos da Tijuca, Pura Cadência. Casa Grande gave him a lot of freedom to tread a new path for the instrument within the school. Repique Mor generated a lot of prominence because only Tijuca did it at the time, but other baterias were interested. Waguinho after the success of Naipe in Tijuca, implanted Repique MOR in Salgueiro’s Bateria. Waguinhow took the drum to an Ensaio once and played it. Mestre Marcão and his board liked it and so Repique Mor was placed in Salgueiro and is still played there, because of his efforts. Waguinho became involved as a percussionist with the social project of the great musician Robertinho Silva. Waguinho played for years as a guest musician on the annual Samba School CD Production and had the honor of playing and sharing theStage with: Simone, Daniela Mercury, Fernanda Abreu, Ana Costa, Beth Carvalho, Iza, Martinho da Vila, Diogo Nogueira, Zeca Pagodinho, Gabriel Moura, Arlindo Cruz. He participated in Dudu Nobre’s DVD, “Os Mais Lindos Samba Enredo de Todos os Tempos”, and integrated the show of Samba Forças das Natureza by Carlinho de Jesus and Milton Cunha. He participated in the Opening and Closing of the 2016 Summer Olympics, and was the Repique chosen to play at the national samba meeting together with the Petrobrás Orchestra under the command of Isaac Karabtchevsky, was the main Repique of the Book "O Batuque Carioca by Mestre Odilon and Maestro Guilherme Gonçalves", and is part of Serjão Loroza's Usmadureira group. He is also a key member/faculty of the group, Batuque Digital. Waguinho travels the world doing workshops and shows, in countries such as Germany, China, England, Russia, France, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Mexico, and Argentina! Currently, Waguinho is Mestre of Bloco Escangalha which is known for having students who play original Levadas of Drums. Waguinho is part of the Team of the (web)Site Apoteose, the Largest Drum Site in the world, where he is one of the commentators alongside fellow percussionist, Thalita Santos. Waguino is about to launch his Project "Entrando no Ritmo com Waguinho do Repique". He has videos showing techniques for each drum from beginners to advanced. He’s collaborated with the mestres of each samba school to ensure that all the levadas are correct. He has recorded more than 150 videos, and has put a lot of care and details into this project.Batteries that Waguinho paraded:Engenho da Rainha, Estácio de Sá, Caprichosos de Pilares, União da Ilha, Porto da Pedra, Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel, Unidos Da Tijuca, Viradouro, Portela, Salgueiro, Vila Isabel, Grande Rio, Beija-Flor Imperatriz Leopoldinense, Tradição, Rocinha, Renascer, Curicica, Vizinha Faladeira, Inocentes de Belford Roxo, Abolição.Links:Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/mestrewaguinho/https://www.instagram.com/batuquedigital/YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/siteapoteosehttps://www.youtube.com/c/WaguinhoDoRepiqueAnnouncementsSeattle solstice June 17 - 19, 2022 Participate in this event! Contact the amazing and wonderful Dev Nambi email@example.com or Info@vamola.org for details and more information.Mega Samba July 28- 31, 2022Coburg Samba Festival July 8 - 10, 2022 Waguinho and his Father Mestre Cosme were directors together at Unidos da Tijuca. Waguinho at 7 years old with his father Mestre Cosme on the Supachai. Waguinho with Carlinho Coca.
169 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
Epi 99 Dr. Brian Potts
Brian tells us about creating Miami Bloco, performing and recording with PRD Mais, writing a doctoral essay on Marcos Suzano and traveling to Brazil more than 30 times.
126 minutes | Dec 6, 2021
Epi 98 Andrew Hartzell, Samba Savannah
Support Ritmo Solidário Help feed and support Samba School bateria players during the pandemic.PayPal WebsiteUse address: firstname.lastname@example.org Drums and gear from Brazil. At GoSamba.net Bio: Andrew Hartzell is the musical director of Samba Savannah. Established in Savannah Georgia in 2013, Samba Savannah is a community-based educational organization dedicated to teaching and performing Brazilian Samba percussion styles. The catalyst for his serious study of Brazilian percussion started with capoeira, and it was through those connections that he was able to find the teachers and fellow musicians who have expanded his knowledge and skills over the years. Andrew has had the good fortune to have studied with Mestre Nego Gato, Mestre Almiro, Mestre Jorge Alabé, Mestre Ailton Nunes, Mestre Jonas, Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro, Eduardo (DuDu) Fuentes, Marcio Peeter, Wagner Santos, Pitoco de Aira, Mark Lamson, Michael Spiro, Brian Davis, and Francisco Marques. He has for many years performed as a percussionist in other groups, playing a wide range of music. In addition to his musical pursuits, Andrew owns and operates a solo woodworking business designing and building custom furniture and cabinetry.
78 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Epi 97 Jhones Thuram, Director & Repique de Bossa
Support Ritmo Solidário Help feed and support Samba School bateria players during the pandemic.PayPal WebsiteUse address: email@example.com Bio:Jhones is working as a bateria director for 3 of Rio’s samba schools; Imperatriz, Rocinha & Império da Tijuca, but he has previously directed at Viradouro and Cubango as well. He started his trajectory at carnival in 2004, playing repique for Acadêmicos da Rocinha. By the year 2011 he had progressed with his playing, and was given the opportunity to become Rocinha’s drum director. As well as Rocinha, Jhones has paraded as a ritmista in many other schools such as Portela, Salgueiro & São Clemente amongst others. Jhones first paraded with Imperatriz in 2016, at the invitation of Mestre Lolo. That year he was making all the calls and solos for the school, as repique de bossa. In 2017, Mestre Lolo gave him the opportunity to become Director of the bateria, a position which he holds until today. As well as his work within the samba schools, he has been Mestre of the university bateria at PUC Rio since 2011. Here he is also responsible for the bloco “Filhos da PUC”. Jhones Thuram Jhones Thuram Jhones Thuram Links:Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/p/CIZY4EdAvHn_rIHQ35hVU5q9hRWDrsp2UIAnho0/?utm_medium=copy_link Video:https://youtu.be/LwLr0tG0Wzc https://youtu.be/QgXsUZHaYc4 Interviews with people mentioned in this podcast: Mestra Thais Mestre JuniorChina do EstácioLucas EduardoRob Arcari
97 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Epi 96 Çağrı Yüce, Istanbul School of Samba
Support Ritmo Solidário Help feed and support Samba School bateria players during the pandemic.PayPal WebsiteUse address: firstname.lastname@example.org Bio: Çağrı Yüce is co-director of Istanbul School of Samba. Çağrı has played with an array of influential musicians over the years, starting when he was in high school. For his college education, he moved to Istanbul, where he also enrolled at Drum Club Istanbul. During this time, he had a chance to work with outstanding drummers and to attend drum workshops in Europe. Being part of that environment, playing and expressing himself through music became natural and He found opportunities to work with different musicians and was exposed to different styles of music. This enabled him to integrate different musical influences to his music and compose fusions of his own. He quickly progressed to playing in different genres and styles before discovering samba and getting involved in various bands. Career Highlights & Musical Projects In 2011, Çağrı Yüce worked with famous musician and film score composer Gökhan Kırdar. In a short span of time Çağrı was asked to perform with numerous bands/musicians in live performances, several TV shows, album recordings and video clips. In 2014, he studied with Mestre Nilo da Portela to master his samba swing. Later on, through learning from many other musicians as well, he started to become a regular for baterias around Europe such as Bloco X, Sapucaiu no Samba, Samba Sapiens, Samba Universo and Unidos de Hamburgo, performing in Germany, Spain, Italy, Serbia, Russia, Portugal and Poland. In 2018, he became a partner in Bi’Oda Music Production and Entertainment company and has been working as Event & Project Manager. In 2020, performed with G.R.E.S. Porto da Pedra, GRES Estácio de Sá, Batuquebato, Blocos dos Gringos in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He also attended the workshops of well-known samba schools and Mestres such as G.R.E.S. Acadêmicos do Salgueiro, Dudu Fuentes, Gabriel Policarpo, Waguinho do Repique, Soberepique, Bruninho do Repique. In addition to being an international touring artist and freelance drummer, Çağrı Yüce has also been giving drum, percussion and samba lessons and since 2014 is the director of “Istanbul School of Samba.” Links: https://www.instagram.com/cagriyu/https://www.instagram.com/istanbulschoolofsamba/
73 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Epi 95 Aninha Malandro (Ana Laidley), International Samba Congress
Support Ritmo Solidário Help feed and support Samba School bateria players during the pandemic.PayPal WebsiteUse address: email@example.com Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Ana Carla Laidley (aka Aninha Malandro) was born into a family of sambistas; she is daughter of the talented Brazilian musician Carlinhos do Pandeiro and Ana Gomes, a samba dancer who was part of the revered group of “Sargentelli's mulattos. She herself has paraded in Rio Carnaval many times, with escolas such as Mangueira, Estácio de Sá, União da Ilha, and Viradouro. Ana has spent over twenty five years teaching samba throughout the U.S, as well as in Australia, Japan, and Europe. Her teaching methodology integrates her life experiences with samba and her psychology background, providing a space for people to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Brazilian culture, and to reconnect with their body, mind and soul. Based out of Los Angeles, California, she is the founder of the groups Samba N’Motion and Malandro N’ Motion. Ana is also one of the co-founders of the International Samba Congress, the biggest celebration of samba outside of Brazil. This project has also hosted events in Europe and Australia, Brazil, as well as virtual events. She has also started an online interview session called Bate-papo de Malandro, where she interviews artists in the samba/Brazilian music community. This event is now being held virtually over two weekends, Nov 5th-7th and Nov. 12th-14th.Links:International Samba Congress website. Instagram:@AninhaMalandro @internationalsambacongressFacebook:Aninha MalandroInternational Samba CongressYouTube:Bate Papo de MalandroTwitter:https://twitter.com/sambanmotion?lang=en
99 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Epi 94 Mestre Macaco Branco
Mestre of Vila Isabel Bateria, Mestre Macaco Branco. Support Ritmo Solidário Help feed and support Samba School bateria players during the pandemic.PayPal WebsiteUse address: firstname.lastname@example.org GoSamba.net Drums and gear imported from Brazil! Shop Now Bio: Mestre Macaco Branco, Anderson Andrade, is the Mestre de Bateria of Unidos de Vila Isabel, (escola of his heart) since 2018. Mestre Macaco Branco was born in Vila Isabel, and as a good son of the Noel neighborhood, he started to frequent the Escola as a child and would parade with the junior escola baterias of Herdeiros da Vila and Aprendizes do Salgueiro. At the age of 14 he made his debut with the bateria of the Escola G.R.E.S. Unidos de Vila Isabel and has continued to be a vital member, and tamborim director, up to his transition into Mestre. His talents as a musician are not just as Mestre of an Escola. At 18, he became part of singer and musician, Martnália’s, “Nova familia”,as a percussionist, and he continues to be a part of this group. It didn’t take long before he started playing in shows and recording with artists such as Alcione, Celso Fonseca, Emilio Santiago, Luiz Melodia, Marcia Castro, Maria Rita, Paulinho Moska, and Zelia Duncan. He also participates on soundtracks and on recordings of the Rio Samba Schools. He also is currently a member of the band Samba de Santa Clara. In the two Carnavals which he directed, he garnered awards such as the Estandarte de Ouro(Gold Standard) de Revelação in 2019, and in 2020, for best bateria. That same year, in Carnaval scoring, Vila received 50 points from the judges for the bateria, the maximum score for the command of the ritimistas of Swingueira de Noel. In his professional career, MMB also works giving classes and workshops throughout Brazil. He has taught percussion courses annually in Colombia,and along with position at Vila, he is also musical director for the escola, Acadêmicos do Sossego. Links:https://www.instagram.com/p/CSCpoRJrnk2/?utm_medium=copy_link Videos:
73 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Epi 93 Ritmo Solidário, China do Estácio II
We check in with China do Estácio about how things are going with Ritmo Solidário. Organized by sambista China do Estácio Master Samba Composer from Estácio de Sá, the campaign has been mobilizing bateria Mestres from various Samba Schools with the aim of collecting supplies (food, cleaning and hygiene products) to help its members who are in a vulnerable situation. “Many members live in communities and are going through a delicate time in their homes. The intention is that we can join in this action of solidarity ”. For this, each drum master has registered their bateria members who need help.Support Ritmo Solidário Help feed and support Samba School bateria players during the pandemic.PayPal WebsiteUse address: email@example.com Links: https://www.instagram.com/ritmosolidario/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/ritmosolidario2020/ GoSamba.net Lost your key? We got you! Shop Now
86 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Epi 92 Jovino Santos Neto
Photo by Luiza Grob dos Santos GoSamba.net Brazilian drums and gear. Shop Now Support Ritmo Solidário Help feed and support Samba School bateria players during the pandemic.PayPal WebsiteUse address: firstname.lastname@example.org Bio: Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer and arranger, is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. Currently based in Seattle, Washington, he has throughout his career been closely affiliated with the Brazilian master Hermeto Pascoal. He was an integral part of Pascoal's group from 1977 to1992, where he fine-tuned his artistry, performing around the world and co-producing several legendary records. Jovino’s personal style is a creative blend of energetic grooves, deep harmonies, telepathic improvisation, lyrical melodies and great ensemble playing, always inspired and informed by the colorful richness of Brazilian music. His compositions include samba, choro, baião, xote, forró, marcha and many more styles, rooted in centuries-old musical tradition while pointing to new and adventurous harmonic languages.Currently, Jovino leads his Seattle-based Quinteto after teaching piano and composition at Cornish College of the Arts for 26 years. He can also be heard around the world as a piano soloist, working with symphony orchestras, jazz big bands, chamber music groups, and in collaboration with musicians such as his mentor Hermeto Pascoal, Bill Frisell, Paquito d’Rivera, Airto Moreira, Claudio Roditi, David Sanchez, Joe Locke, Marco Granados and many more.Since moving to the US from his native Rio de Janeiro in 1993, Jovino Santos Neto has continued to tour the world and to record prolifically. He has recorded multiple CDs with his Seattle-based Quinteto, including Canto do Rio, nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2004. In 2006 Adventure Music released Roda Carioca with an all-Brazilian lineup including Joyce, Hermeto Pascoal and several other notable musicians and long time colleagues, earning him a second Latin Grammy nomination. In 2007, after receiving a special commission from Brazil’s Petrobras, Jovino composed and recorded Alma do Nordeste, a musical journey translating the essence of Northeastern Brazil into melodies, rhythms and improvisations – connecting regional, universal, imaginary and real stories. In 2008 he released a piano duo with Weber Iago, Live at Caramoor, also nominated for a Latin Grammy award in 2009. In 2010 Veja o Som (See the Sound) was released, a double disc collection of duos with musicians such as Bill Frisell, Joe Locke, Paquito d’Rivera, Anat Cohen, João Donato, Airto Moreira, Joyce, Paula Morelenbaum and Monica Salmaso, among others. In 2011 Adventure Music released Corrente (Current) featuring his Quinteto performing all new original music. Jovino’s newest recording is Guris, tribute to Hermeto Pascoal done as a piano duo with the brilliant Brazilian pianist André Mehmari, scheduled to be released in June 2017 on Adventure Music.Jovino’s compositions have been performed by the Seattle Symphony, NDR Big Band in Hamburg and by numerous jazz and chamber music groups. Jovino gives lectures, clinics and master classes worldwide on a variety of musical topics.Jovino has received commissions by the Cheswatyr Foundation, IAJE, ASCAP, CMA/Doris Duke Foundation, Jack Straw Foundation, the City of Seattle, 4Culture, Artist Trust and Meet the Composer. He has been artist in residence at some of the most prestigious music schools in the world. In 2012 he was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame and in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2018 the Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto won as Best Northwest Acoustic Group in the Golden Ear Awards by Earshot Jazz. He also was awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship in Music in 2012.He is currently working on writing his musical memoirs, to be published in the near future. Links: https://www.jovisan.net/https://www.facebook.com/jovino.neto.3https://www.instagram.com/jovinosantosneto/https://www.youtube.com/user/JovinoSantosNetohttps://www.jovisan.net/brazilian-rhythms.html
61 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Epi 91 Renato Lage, Samba Houston
Renato Lage tells us about starting a group, Samba Houston, during the pandemic with the help from Batuque Digital.
98 minutes | May 19, 2021
Epi 90 Juliana Cantarelli Vita
Support Ritmo Solidário Help feed and support Samba School bateria players during the pandemic.PayPal WebsiteUse address: email@example.com Maracatu caixas available at GoSamba.net Bio: Juliana Cantarelli Vita is a Ph.D. Candidate in Music Education with an emphasis in Ethnomusicology at the University of Washington, and a member of The Orff Echo Editorial Board. Blending her interests in music education and ethnomusicology, Juliana has presented papers and given clinics on the topic of multicultural sensitivity, Afro-Brazilian drumming traditions, children’s musical cultures, and gender and music. She has received research grants from the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (for the work on collective songwriting at the Yakama Nation Tribal School) and the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (for the work with repatriated recordings). She is a recipient of the Elizabeth May (Slater) Award from the Society for Ethnomusicology for her paper on the topic of archived field recordings featuring children. As a clinician, Juliana has given more than 50 workshops in the United States, Brazil, and Europe. Inspired by her experiences and connections at Nação do Maracatu Porto Rico, she helped launch and currently directs Baque Maré, Seattle’s maracatu de baque virado ensemble.Julianna is also a cohost on the new podcast Esse foi massa- The podcast goal is to offer accessible, comprehensive conversations about Brazilian music, in terms of their specific sounds, as well as the cultural and historical circumstances that give them meaning. Links: Juliana’s podcast Esse Foi Massa: http://essefoimassa.com/ Juliana’s maracatu group in Seattle, Baque Maréhttp://instagram.com/baquemare Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/jucanta_/ Website:https://jucanta.wixsite.com/music Baque Mulher's website: https://baquemulher.com.br/ Wikipedia page about Mestra Joana: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joana_D%27Arc_da_Silva_Cavalcante Mestra Jona social media:https://www.instagram.com/mestrajoanacavalcante/https://www.facebook.com/MestraJoana White paper articles: Maracatu New York and Pernambucohttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08263663.2012.11006004 Oficinas, CDs and Instructional Books. Teaching, Multiplying and Shaping Maracatu de Baque Virado in the period 1988–2010https://www.academia.edu/11488937/Oficinas_CDs_and_Instructional_Books_Teaching_Multiplying_and_Shaping_Maracatu_de_Baque_Virado_in_the_period_1988_2010
136 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Epi 89 Joe Goglia
Support Ritmo Solidário Help feed and support Samba School bateria players during the pandemic.PayPal WebsiteUse address: firstname.lastname@example.org Drums, gear and accessories at GoSamba.net Bio: Originally from Barnegat, New Jersey, Joe Goglia has been living in Tempe, Arizona since 2002. Upon moving to Arizona, he completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Arizona State University, where he was under the direction of Dr. J.B. Smith, Dr. Mark Sunkett, and Dom Moio. Joe also holds his Master's degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Jazz (also from ASU), under the direction of Michael Kocour. In addition to formal education, Joe has had the opportunity to study with a variety of instructors in the folkloric field, including: Scott Kettner, Mark Lamson, Dudu Fuentes, Ailton Nunes, Julie Hill, Alberto “Beto” Torrens, Rafael Maya, Marien Torres, Ivelisse Diaz, Ruy Lopez-Nussa Lekszycky, and Cachete Maldonado y Los Majaderos. Currently, Joe is the Director of Instrumental and Digital Music at Camelback High School. His duties at Camelback include Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Music Technology. Not only an educator, Joe is also a seasoned performer. He works as a freelance musician with a variety of performing artists around town. In 2012, Joe created the group Samba de Cavalo. This group specializes in Afro-Brazilian music, but also has been blending different music of African diaspora to create a new and unique sound. Joe has also collaborated with Amanda Soares in The Samba Project, and can always be seen with Boom! Percussion on trash cans or marching drums. One of his latest endeavors includes Grupo BombAZo, an Afro-Puerto Rican folkloric group that specializes in Bomba and Plena. As an active member of the Percussive Arts Society for many years, Joe has served as Arizona Chapter Vice President and President for the chapter. Joe proudly endorses Vic Firth drumsticks, Mapex/Majestic Percussion, MEINL Percussion, and Remo drumheads. Links: https://jovingogmusic.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/jovingog/featured Recommendations: Massa Podcast: https://essefoimassa.com/ Radio Garden: http://radio.garden/