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Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
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"Valente Review"

“I knew Canto Cego about one year ago, when I invited them to play on my Tv Show, through a friend’s recommendation. I had just seen videos of them and I didn’t have a real idea on how they would be on a live session.

When I asked them how the band was, they answered: “We are rock and poetry”. I got amazed by how their songs sounded, the arrangement’s refinement... It’s like they had been playing for decades!

Rodrigo’s guitars have incredible precision and creativity. He prints many kinds of textures and layers, sometimes soft, sometimes extremely heavy. As if he was many guitar players.

Ruth Rosa, on the drums, is what we can call exuberance. She is a real force of nature, she always works depending on the song, and never for an empty exhibitionism.

The lines and tones of Magrão’s bass are well-defined and give a characteristic sound to the band.

Roberta Dittz’s voice and lyrics are other features of the peculiar identity of the group. She writes, in a very personal style, lyrics inspired by the reality of her daily life. Her melodies are not obvious, and sung with a “half-smile” that divides the syllables with short breaths. That gives a mood that is at the same time gentle and grave to what is being said.

The contrast between the vigorous sound, the strong theme of the lyrics, and the sweetness of her voice is what makes Canto Cego one of the most special bands of the current Rio de Janeiro’s rock scene.

Valente is the name of their first album, which brings all the qualities previously mentioned . Twelve songs on more than forty minutes of audition. Besides their own compositions, the album brings a “Franciscan punch” version of Zé do Caroço - a classic Leci Brandão samba - and a partnership with Marcelo Yuka (Eu não sei dizer), in an impeccable production by Felipe Rodarte.

Valente is the proof that the Brazilian rock scene is alive!”

Dé Palmeira - Producer, Composer, Musician. Bass Player of the original generation of Barão Vermelho. - Dé Palmeira


Still working on that hot first release.



CANTO CEGO is rock by essence and the finesse of poetry. The band began its creative process in 2010, in Favela da Maré, place that inspired the name and the social bias of its songs. “We were looking for a name that could sound as a poetry itself, and that could express our concerns. Canto Cego defines perfectly what we want to say.” - tells the vocalist, Roberta Dittz.

The members are Roberta Dittz (vocals), Ruth Rosa (drums), Rodrigo Solidade (guitar) and Magrão (bass). On stage, the power trio surprises the audience with its energetic performance and by the multiple universes created in each song. “You only know the band when you experience a concert. The stage and the public are completely linked to our identity.” - said Rodrigo Solidade.

The group collects awards like the 1st place in the Festival da Nova Música Brasileira (2012) and in Planeta Rock (2014). They have already played on the famous stages of Circo Voador, Teatro Rival and Imperator, with well-known bands of the Brazilian Rock scene such as: Detonautas, Biquini Cavadão, Ira, Fresno and Ultraje a Rigor. In 2015, they were invited to the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Switzerland, where they did a little tour.

The debut album, named Valente - which means brave - comes from several memories since the initial rehearsals in Favela da Maré to the Swiss Tour, including an unexpected trip around India, lived by the vocalist. The album began to be recorded in January 2014 and ended in October 2015. Most of the process happened in Toca do Bandido Studio, with Felipe Rodarte’s production and Pedro Garcia’s sound engineering.

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