Bárbara Eugenia
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Bárbara Eugenia

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil | Established. Jan 01, 2008

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Established on Jan, 2008
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"12 O'Clock Track: "Coração," a slice of summer from Bárbara Eugenia"

There are a number of English-language songs on É o Que Temos (Oi Música), the recent album from the terrific Brazilian singer Bárbara Eugenia, but it seems unlikely that any of them—not to mention the ones sung in her native Portuguese—will find many ears here in the U.S. There's nothing new about that—sing in a language other than English and the odds that your music will get heard in this country are slim to none. That's a shame, of course, but hey, when you're an exceptional country like the USA, who needs that subpar shit produced outside of our borders? Well, I can't help but wish our musical borders were a lot more porous, especially when Eugenia has made such an accessible, hooky record. Every tune sounds like a hit to me, and she even delivers a killer Portuguese-language cover of Neil Diamond's "I Am I Said" ("Porgue Brigamos"). But the album's opener, "Coração," is the one that's really stuck in my head lately. A breezy, gently sashaying midtempo gem that in another era might've been the song of summer, it's today's 12 O'Clock Track; check it out after the jump. - Chicago Reader


Discography

2013 - AURORA - Aurora:

1. Say goodbye
2. With love
3. Don't let it slip away
4. Why so mute?
5. Stand up for yourself
6. Climb the stairs
7. And love you'll have
8. Ants
9. Aurora

2012 - É  o que temos:

1. Coracao
2. Porque Brigamos
3. Roupa Suja
4. O Peso Dos Erros
5. I Wonder
6. Sozinha
7. Jusqua La Mort
8. Ugabuga Feelings
9. Eu No Tenho Medo Da Chuva e No Fico S
10. You Wish, Yo Get It
11. Out To The Sun

2010 - Journal de BAD:

1. Por Aí
2. Embrace My Heart And Atay
3. Haru
4. Ficar Assim
5. Drop The Bombs
6. Dos Pes
7. Agradecimento
8. O Oposto do Osso
9. O Tempo
10. E, rapaz!
11. Dor e Dor
12. Sinta o Gole Quente do Cafe Que eu Fiz Pra ti Tomar

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Bio

Barbara Eugenia was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has been living in the city of Sao Paulo since 2005.

 

Her musical style ranges from rock, Brazilian influences, and the 70s era. Her universal appeal comes from images of past and present embracing a romantic-sardonic and sensual inspiration, all wrapped up in her unique voice. Her musical debut came when she was invited by prominent producer Apollo 9 to contribute two tracks to the soundtrack for the Brazilian 2006 Sundance Festival-screened film O Cheiro do Ralo.

 

Next she started the Les Provocateurs project with Edgard Scandurra, one of Brazils biggest names in the rock scene. Les Provocateurs is a tribute band to Serge Gainsbourg, one of Barbaras influences.

 

Barbara joined 3 Na Massa project, in which women sang tunes by famous male Brazilian musicians made for women to sing, before releasing her first album, Journal de Bad. Produced by Junior Boca and Dustan Gallas, the album was completed in late 2010 and contained thirteen songs written by Brbara or partners Jam da Silva, Tat Aeroplano and Junio Barreto. Among them was a version of Dor e Dor, by Tom Z, a hugely influential artist of the Tropiclia movement. Z himself participated in recording this track. Tom Z was the first artist signed to the David Byrne's Luaka Bop label.

 

Her voice, singing style and melody explain why Brbara gained recognition right after her first album release. She was part of several projects paying tribute to great Brazilian musicians. She also has made appearances on Brazilian Television.

 

Barbara established herself as one of the major female vocalists on the Brazilian independent scene when she released her second album in May 2013, o que temos. Produced by Clayton Martin (Cidado Instigado) and Edgard Scandurra, the album appeared on best of the year lists. She also received an award for best version of the year for Porque Brigamos, a Portuguese language version of Neil Diamond's hit "I Am I Said" originally recorded in Brazil by singer Diana.

In 2014, she and Chankas (Fernando Cappi – Hurtmold) recorded “Aurora”, inspired by the Beatles, Neil Young, country and folk music, and which explores the singer/songwriter realm of music.

That same year, Bárbara and her band engaged in their first U.S. Tour playing in cities like Chicago, NY, D.C and Detroit, among others.

Now she’s working on her third solo album, to be released in the second half of 2015.


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