BR6

BR6

 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, BRA
BandJazzA Capella

BR6 is an a cappella group from Rio de Janeiro-Brazil that has a variety repertoire from different times of Brazilian Popular Music, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz and Jazz.

Biography

With an unusual voice mixing - five men and one woman -, BR6 performs without any instrument and has an interesting special feature, very rare in vocal groups: all the BR6 singers are arrangers and have deep musical knowledge. Only with their voices, the sextet performs sophisticated harmonies in a cappella arrangements, written to explore various kinds of blending and the quality of each singer, valuing and remodeling beautiful songs of several styles and from different times.

When they has reached four years in their carrier, it has been released their initial album by Brazilian record label Biscoito Fino, offering to the people beauty songs chosen in a refined searching in the Brazilian Popular Music repertoire. The album “Música Popular Brasileira A Cappella” has been also released in Japan, Spain, Argentina, the USA and Canada; and won the best CD of the year 2005 (CARA - Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award) in the Best Folk/World Album category from CASA (Contemporary A Cappella Society).

”Here To Stay – Gershwin & Jobim” has been the first BR6 album in English, released in 2007, by an American label with only songs of those great composers. That CD won from RARB (Recorded A Cappella Review Board) the award Pick of the Year 2007 for best a cappella album and, once more, from CASA the best CD of the year, but in the Best Jazz Album category, one of the most important of this awarding. Although the CD has all the tracks in English, it has been also released in Brazil. However, the Brazilian record label has decided to add it a bonus track “Chovendo na Roseira”, by Tom Jobim, because that song has been included in the soundtrack of the soap opera “Ciranda de Pedra”, produced by Globo TV.

In 2008, BR6 made a great success in their first European tour. The group has performed for warmed audiences - more than 1500 peoples each concert - in Austria and at Festivals in Slovenia and Ukraine. In Brazil, the sextet has been invited to record the DVD “United Kingdom of Ipanema” with the musicians Roberto Menescal and Andy Summers, the famous guitarist from The Police. The group has also invited to record the TV show “Som Brasil”, produced by Globo TV, sharing the stage with great Brazilian artists like Milton Nascimento, Rosa Passos and Jobim Trio, celebrating the great composer Antonio Carlos Jobim.

The American and European interesting and admiring for the uncommon a cappella style of BR6, as it has been written by the reviewer Ernest Barteldes (Global Rhythm Website), “a cappella group who has the rare ability to make familiar songs sound fresh”, show us how much is amazing a vocal group that all members are arrangers. With that musical characteristic, André Protasio (baritone), Crismarie Hackenberg (mezzo), Deco Fiori (tenor), Marcelo Caldi (tenor), Naife SImões (vocal percussion) and Simô (bass) have came out not only in the national musical scenario, but all over the world, showing to the foreigner audiences the Brazilian way of a cappella music.

Discography

HERE TO STAY – GERSHWIN & JOBIM

Releasing Year: 2007
Record Label: NuVision Music & Film (USA)
Original Releasing: USA and Canada
Other Territories: Greece and Brazil

Awards:

Award: CARA 2008, category Best Jazz Album;
Awarded: Here To Stay – Gershwin & Jobim (BR6) – 2007 Best Album;
Host: CASA – Contemporary A Cappella Society.

Award: RARB Pick Of The Year, the best albums of the year;
Awarded: Here To Stay – Gershwin & Jobim (BR6) – the second in 2007 list;
Host: RARB – Recorded A Cappella Review Board.

Award: CARA 2008, category Runner-up Best Jazz Song;
Awarded: Love Is Here To Stay (George/Ira Gershwin) – 2007 Best Song;
Host: CASA – Contemporary A Cappella Society.

MÙSICA POPULAR BRASILEIRA A CAPPELLA

Releasing Year: 2004
Record Label: Biscoito Fino (Brazil)
Original Releasing: Brazil
Other Territories: Japan, USA, Canada, Spain and Argentina

Awards:

Award: CARA 2005, category: Best Folk/World Album;
Awarded: Música Popular Brasileira A Cappella (BR6) – 2007 best album;
Host: CASA – Contemporary A Cappella Society.

Award: CARA 2005, category: Best Folk/World Song;
Awarded: Disfarça e Chora (Cartola/Dalmo Castello) – 2007 best song;
Host: CASA – Contemporary A Cappella Society.

Set List

Set List with 15 songs (Samba, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Pop and Rock) - 1 h and 15 minutes

01 - Papagaio do Futuro/Fé na Perua – Alceu Valença

02 – Jazz`n`Samba - Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and Norman Gimbel
03 – Waters of March/Raphsody in Blue – Tom Jobim and George Gershwin
04 – The Girl From Ipanema – Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and Norman Gimbel
05 – Eu Quero um Samba – Haroldo Barbosa and Janet de Almeida

06 – Preciso Aprender A Ser Só – Marcos and Paulo Sérgio Valle
07 - Retrato da Vida – Dominguinhos and Djavan
08 – Chovendo na Roseira - Tom Jobim

09 – Water to Drink - Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes
10 – They Can´t Take That Away From Me – George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
11 – Fascinating Rhythm – George and Ira Gershwin

12 – Tanta Saudade – Djavan and Chico Buarque
13 - Linha De Passe - João Bosco, Paulo Emílio and Aldir Blanc
14 - Mas Que Nada – Jorge Bem Jor
15 - Ando Jururu - Rita Lee

16 – Heart Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

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