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ARTIST
TITLE
Avante
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MAIS 009CD MAIS 009CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/8/2013

Mixing northeastern Brazilian rhythms, rock 'n' roll, and romantic Brazilian "brega" music with African influences such as '70s Senegalese guitar music and Congotronics, Siba is a man who joins the dots between his life, his culture and the rest of the world. Marrying his well-crafted and hard-earned lyricality with both new and old influences, Avante sees Siba's languorous vocal and sinuous guitar playing intertwine beautifully with tuba, vibraphone, and drums to create a dynamic album of experimental "alt-tropical" folk-rock. He was a pioneer in the mangue-beat revolution of the late '90s that took Chico Science and Siba's own band, Mestre Ambrosio -- previously signed to Sony Music Brazil -- across the globe; he's lived the life of a struggling Maracatu poet singing improvised verses long into the night in the harsh Brazilian interior of Zona da mata and redefined contemporary Brazilian roots music with his folk orchestra Siba e a Fuloresta, and now, turns a new page as a tropical rocker with a collection of songs hailed by Brazilian critics as one of the Brazilian albums of 2012. Avante documents a very personal journey -- "In Nazare da Mata I began to feel the need to connect other stuff that was in my mind. I could not see myself as only a poet there and I had to deal with other things happening in my life" -- so he left the interior to travel to the megalopolis of São Paulo and begin work on what would become Avante.