Célia Mara Band
“…this is the sound of Nu-Brazil by way of Vienna… Brash, confident and assured" (Songlines, UK)Genre: Nu Brazil, Dub, World, Ska, Latin-Funk; with Célia Mara (vc, g), Dieter Stemmer (kb), Sandra Lawson(eb), Harry Tanschek(dr), DJPhilta(e)
Nothing is pure. Rebel yourself.
Célia Mara makes music with a big smile. Singing about new, interesting times. Célia Mara‘s Bastard Sound is an exciting, high quality dance-mix with thoughtful lyrics, illustrated by impressive live-visuals. „This is one for the hostels and student halls of Europe and South America; Manu Chao meets Yerba Buena meets Carlinhos Brown meets…“ states Fly global music culture, London;
Célia Mara is an engaging front woman, giving her soul to the audience - dancing, grooving, entertaining. She never fails to impress with her strong voice, the amazing vocal improvisations, which she quickly switches over to beat boxing and sometimes even ascend to trumpet solos. She plays her acoustic guitar with glamour, Brazilian rhythm and fun.
As a songwriter, Célia Mara focuses on playing her own songs. Célia Mara disrespectfully surfs between musical styles and rhythms, plays effortlessly with Retro-Brazil, Tango and traditional Afro-Brazilian grooves, mixes Nova MPB and Samba with Funk, Reggae, Balkan-folk, Glamour Rock and Hip Hop…
At the root of her music lies a marriage between Brazilian Music, Latino-folk, Funk and Viennese underground instrumental grooves. The lyrics, sung in Portuguese, English, German, Spanish and French, are urban poems that sing the voice of migrations and provide communication without any borders. Groovy, surprising, defying categorization.
On stage, you‘ll get an awesome band, transmitting this urban Brazilian feeling, groovy, funky underground … with an explosive frontlady and a lot of rebellion!
"Globalization never felt so sensual" writes Sebastian Fasthuber in the Viennese falter…
30.04.10 Austrian Cultural Forum, Washington DC
03.05.10 Austrian Cultural Forum, New York City, USA
04.05.10 Joe's Pub, New York City, USA
15.05.10 Wiener Festwochen,Vienna, Austria (details tba)
29.05.10 Festival, Schlachthof Kassel, Germany
30.05.10 Festival, Vienna, Austria (details tba)