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Banda De Boca

Banda De Boca

Mixed Vocal Jazz Quintet from Salvador, Brazil.

Built in 1999 by musician and conductor Hiran Monteiro, Banda de Boca has built a history of success throughout his career. Initially formed by six musicians, singers, now the band has four male voices and one female, who use excellence with the vocal resources they have in common. The Banda de Boca is one of the most original Brazilian music news emerged in recent times. The band has strong characteristics as the reproduction of the original sounds of instruments with his voice, like guitar, bass, percussion, drums, violins, cellos, horns, accordions and even the prosaic triangle. They master the art of making music without using instruments.

In 2002, the group has won national recognition by participating in St. Paul, V PRIZE FOR VISA MPB - Vocal Edition, competing with two thousand candidates across the country and winning the second place. In 2004 he released his first CD, with support from the Department of Culture and Tourism of the State of Bahia, through the record label Sounds of Bahia. The CD, Out-edition, won the award for best Caymmi CD MPB 2004. With refined and creative arrangements, prepared by the group, Banda de Boca includes concerts in the repertoire of the most varied rhythms and Brazilian musical styles, through northeastern rhythms, pop, funk, ballads, samba de roda, a mosaic of elements, and sounds Brazilian musical culture references, urban, regional and erudite, and his own compositions and scoring international hits that epoch.

The Banda de Boca has been recognized and praised by renowned musical artists of the country, impressed with the quality musical group began to order him to attend his concerts and recordings. The group has toured to national stars such as Tom Ze, Nando Reis, Paulinho Moska, Edson Cordeiro, Margareth Menezes, recorded with Caetano Veloso, Daniela Mercury and also Carlinhos Brown.

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Banda De Boca : Banda De Boca

Review: Four man, one woman Brazilian a cappella Jazz ensemble from Salvador da Bahia present their debut CD and lovely, full-color liner notes, all in Portuguese. Ditto with their website, but one of the things we love about a cappella is that the music speaks very eloquently for itself! There are 14 juicy, original tunes here, written and arranged (as far as we can tell) by talented Brazilian composer and musician Hiran Montiero. Banda uses only voices, has a sweet, sassy, funky-clean sound, and specializes in faux horns, guitar, bass and percussion. Listen to the drum lead on "Relampiono," the horn solo on "Chico Bento," and the sizzling percussion on the Salsa tune "Domingo No Parque" to get a taste of what this group can do. Other favorites are the moody "Muito Mais," finger-snapping "Cada Olhar," joyous "Palavra" and the percussion gem "Bilboque." Don't let the no-English issue keep you from enjoying one of the most cutting-edge, high-energy Vocal Jazz groups we've heard in a long time. Every cut is a winner!

Songlist: Relampiano, Cha de Cozinha, Samba da Esquina, Samba da Bahia, Chovendo na Roseira, Chico Bento, Domingo no Parque, Muito Mais, Construcao, Cada Olhar, Boi da Cara Preta, De Manha, Palavra, Bilboque

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7636c | 00 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella


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