Movimientos and Mama Sound join forces to bring you one of Brazil’s most exciting new singer and band leader Kirá who with his band will take you on a riveting journey through Brazilian roots rhythms like Baião, Maracatu and Carimbó as well as Latin American styles like Cumbia, Salsa and Bolero. Alongside London’s roof raising percussion and vocal collective Baque Luar.
*Kirá is a singer, composer, musical producer and a playful popular Cearense who settled in Distrito Federal. His work brings a acoustic poetry that goes through, reinvents and values symbols and expressions of the Brazilian popular culture. Mixing rhythm and elements of Brazilian and Latin-American music genres – like the Baião, Maracatu, Carimbó, Pisadinha, Pagodão Baiano as well as Salsa, The Cúmbia and the Bolero – his songs bring originality and a poetic and rhythmic explosion that references movements like the Psicodelia Nordestina 70 and the MangueBeat.
*Baque Luar is a London-based collective of female and non-binary vocalists and percussionists from diverse backgrounds, united by their love of Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian roots music. Their music focuses on honouring feminine power and creativity, acknowledging struggles against oppression and praising nature at this critical ecological moment.
Drawing inspiration from the rich soundscapes and traditions of maracatu, coco, bumba meu boi, tambores de Minas, and ciranda as well as sacred rhythms of Brazilian Candomblé, Baque Luar combines original multivocal compositions and arrangements with powerful percussive grooves. .Meaning ’moonlit beat’, Baque Luar is also an ongoing exploration of feminine rhythmic creativity, engaging critically with gender imbalances in drumming traditions worldwide as well as the music industry at large. With a unique mixture of intricate arrangements, vocal harmonies, dance, movement and a spectacular array of DRUMS, Baque Luar will rock you.
Friday 12th May 2023
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA