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Borgholm, Kalmar, Sweden

Borgholm, Kalmar, Sweden
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"Erici: "Brasilicum" "

The Swedish keyboardist and composer Harald Erici has got in love with Brazil. And now he presents a musical project, ”Brasilicum”, that begins with a magical flight approach over Rio de Janeiro, but immediately lands into a jungle – in the sounds of the countrys boundless amount of percussion and rattle instruments (most in the world). Here, Bahia, Belo Horizonte and Pernambuco are musically visited, but it is the feeling of Rio that remains strongest. A cocky self-assured elegance with heaps of charm.

And the record grows for each listening. Just listen to the easiness and the fine details in the slightly Samba Funk like ”Brasil” and ”Fino Mulato” tracks. Or the luminous Bossa feeling in the triple ”Saudade Tonight”, ”That Call” and ”Summers BH”, with brilliant vocal parts by, in following order, Mikael Lundstedt, Maria Rylander and Katarina Nilsson. Around twenty musicians from three continents are participating on ”Brasilicum” – playing about forty different instruments. And it turns into great art.

Martin Nyström
- Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm

"Erici "Brasilicum""

The islander, keyboardist and singer Harald Erici is a Brazil fanatic. Accordingly he travelled west and recorded a bunch of his own songs with artful Brazilian musicians (Jaques Morelenbaum is one)

Swedes and Australians also participate on ”Brasilicum” that turned into a sample map; here is traditional Brazilian popular music with the transverse flute on top, Soul influences, Techno grooves, Jazz Funk tendencies, Samba, Bossa and Forró, some Rap, Carneval boost, instrumental and vocal.

The Production is rich and professional, it´s all swinging and the style variated album should be perfect for a club in Brazilian colours – it just gets going from the first track to the final.

Alexander Agrell - Sydsvenskan, Malmo


This kind of records are rarely successful. A Swedish producer and songwriter with enormous passion for the Brazilian, spends years to record the Big Tribute album, on the spot and back, home, in Sweden. But Harald Erici gets away with it, mixes selected pieces of classic Brazilian music with modern, fancy production. And despite almost forty musicians involved, it sticks together. In January there will be three gigs in Gothenburg, so stay alert!

Patrik Lindgren
- Göteborgs-Posten, Gothenburg


Jazz på Öländska (Erici Music 2003)
Brasilicum (Erici Music 2008)

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Swedish pianist and songwriter Erici loves the sounds of Brazil. Brasilicum is his personal tribute to Brazilian Popular Music and involves musicians from Brazil, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. Samba, Bossa Nova, Forró, Baião and Capoeira are mixed with Pop, Jazz, and Electronica. The album received fine reviews in Swedish media and was nominated to Manifest 2009, the biggest independent prize within Swedish music industry.

Some Brasilicum live musicians:

ALDA REZENDE - singer, Wellington/Belo Horizonte. Alda has released two solo albums; ”Samba Solto” (2008) and ”Madrugada” (2007) and now lives in New Zealand.

JUSSANAM DEJAH, singer from Rio that now lives in Reykavik. There she collaborates with Icelands foremost Jazz musicians. Jussanam Dejah will release her debut album ”Ela é Carioca” in October 2009.

THAÍS MOTTA begun her singing career at the bars of Rio de Janeiro, just seven years old. Her CD; ”Minha Estação” was released in 2008. Thaís is also part of Samba group Gafieira Carioca and put vocals on the yearly ”Samba Enredo” albums.

MARIA RYLANDER, Jazz and pop singer from Gothenburg.

MIKE RYAN, Australian trumpet player that now lives in Rio. Mike has participated on various recordings in Australia and Brazil, and is author of "Samba Brasil World Music", a method book in Afro Brazilian rhythms.

CARLOS CÉSAR, drummer and percussionist from Rio, normally plays with Brazilian famous singer Elza Soares. With her Carlos recorded the CD “Do Cóccix Até o Pescoço”(2001) and the CD and DVD “Beba-Me”(2007). He has also played with the Caymmi family, Rita Ribeiro, Simone and the band of Zelia Duncan

CALLE AF EKENSTAM, percussionist from Gothenburg with deep knowledge about Brazilian rhythms. Carl is former leader of the Abunda Samba school and has played with groups as Party Puff People and Requebra.

HARALD ERICI has travelled the South- and the North East of Brazil to learn more about Brazilian styles as Samba, Bossa Nova, Choro, Maracatú, Baião and Forró. The recordings from his travels turned into the conceptual album Brasilicum, released in 2008. Harald comes from Sweden and his first album; ”Jazz på Öländska” was released in 2003.

More live musicians: MARCOS SUZANO - pandeiro, DANIELA PROCOPIO - vocal, MAURO RODRIGUES - flute, MILA CONDE - vocal, AMAURY MACHADO – guitar, JEAN CAMPELLO – bass, IDA OLSSON – vocal, KLAS NILSSON – trumpet, JOSÈ ZAMMEL – guitar, and CHRISTOPHER EK - bass