Anelis Assumpção
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Anelis Assumpção

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | INDIE

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2007
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"Brazilian music on Fridays"

Here is one more for the ‘new sounds’ category (we’ve been surprisingly modern as of lately here at BMoF). Anelis Assumpção is a young singer who mashes Brazilian and Jamaican rhythms (dub, reggae etc.) in her music. She also happens to be the daughter of Itamar Assumpção, one of the main exponents of the alternative music scene of São Paulo in the 1980s and 1990s, known as Vanguarda Paulista (he died prematurely 10 years ago). But Anelis is her own woman, and has been making some great music for some years already.

I discovered her music through a school friend I reconnected with thanks to almighty Facebook, Giba Nascimento. Giba is himself a musician, and composed and recorded the reggae ‘Not falling’ with Anelis -- he’s the guy on the bike in the brand-new (and pretty awesome!) video-clip below. (It’s not so surprising that so many of my friends from school ended up becoming musicians/artists, as until the age of 14, I went to a typical artsy/lefty school.) I’m also posting ‘Sonhando’ (a collaboration with another young singer, Karina Buhr), from her 2011 album Sou suspeita estou sujeita nao sou santa. Both great tracks but very different from each other, which reveals Anelis’ versatility. Good stuff! - http://www.newappsblog.com


"ANELIS ASSUMPÇÃO – ANELIS E OS AMIGOS IMAGINÁRIOS (SCUBIDU)"

Daughter of the late Brazilian singer & composer Itamar Assumpção, Anelis is the free-spirit of São Paulo divas, mixing sultry vocals with occasionally irreverent arrangements, pinches of reggae spice, and lots of her father’s originality. Nice stuff! - WRUV Reviews


"CD Guide"

3 1/2 Stars

Este novo trabalho de Anelis realça o talento dela como uma compositora que sabe usar o humor e a descontração a favor de um lirismo original, apaixonado e sagaz. A audição revela ainda um cuidado especial com os
vocais de apoio: as cantoras Thalma de Freitas e Céu, parceiras da cantora no trio Negresko Sis, embelezam arranjos como os de “Song to Rosa” e elegantes coros masculinos pontuam o trabalho. Entre as muitas influências
que reverberam, uma das mais explícitas é a do reggae. A estética jamaicana encontra aqui uma boa (e rara) tradução brasileira. Mas o que a filha de Itamar Assumpção tem de melhor é uma herança valiosa em seu
DNA musical – ela é espontaneamente inclassificável. - Rolling Stone Magazine - Brazil


Discography

"Sou Suspeita Estou Sujeita Não Sou Santa"
released: 2011
from: Brazil
label: Scubidu Music

"Not Falling"
released: 2012
from: Brazil
label: Scubidu Music

"Anelis Assumpção e os Amigos Imaginários"
released: 2014
from: Brazil
label: Scubidu Music

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Anelis Assumpção is a Brazilian singer-songwriter who mashes Brazilian and rhythms such as dub, reggae, afrobeat in her music. She is the daughter of Itamar Assumpção, an iconic figure in Brazilian music and a songwriter and singer vital to São Paulo’s alternative music scene of the '70s and '80s. Her debut album, Sou Suspeita, Estou Sujeita, Não Sou Santa (2011), released both in CD and LP, has received positive reviews the world all over and brought her to the main stages of Brazil and Portugal. 

In 2014 she released a new album, Anelis Assumpção e os Amigos Imaginários, which was an instant success with hundreds of thousands of plays on streaming platforms within the first month of release. The album was mixed by New York dub master Victor Rice and includes special guests such as Ceu, Kiko Dinucci and other musicians that shape São Paulo’s new music scene. 

She sings in English, Portuguese and Spanish , mostly about her urban life in a megalopolis like São Paulo. 

Anelis Assumpção has received the Deezer Prize for best new artist in 2014. 

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