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ETA CARINAE

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil | INDIE

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil | INDIE
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21
ETA CARINAE @ Toronto Brazilfest

Toronto, None, Canada

Toronto, None, Canada

Jul
20
ETA CARINAE @ SOB´s

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Jul
18
ETA CARINAE @ Pax

Miami, Florida, USA

Miami, Florida, USA

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none - World beat Canada


No doubt we all have a musical Mecca we hope to someday visit (or several). Pernambuco, a state in the Northeast region of Brazil is high on my list. Not only does it seem like a magical place, with an equatorial climate and miles of beaches, it’s an incubator for some of the most ground-breaking music anywhere. Brazilians are particularly adept at assimilating North American idioms like rock, funk, soul and psychedelic; passing them through their own cultural filter. In the early 90s, the capital of Pernambuco, Recife gave birth to the mangue beat, a name derived from the mangrove marshes that add to the topographical diversity of the area. At the centre of the mangue beat was the late Chico Science and his band Nacao Zumbi who developed a hybrid of modern music elements and local, indigenous rhythms like maracatu and embolada to pioneer a new musical movement. Helping them along the way was a handful of talented artists who share their aesthetic, among them, singer/guitarist, Dirceu Melo. Today, he fronts the dynamic Pernambuco combo, Eta Carinae (named for the brightest star in the Milky Way). With Catarina Rosa providing additional vocals and percussion, Sanzyo Dub on acoustic drums sampled sounds and Rapha Groove on bass, they’ve released their second album, Novos sons e tradicoes mudernizadas or ‘New sounds and updated traditions’. You gotta like that kind of truth in advertising! The disc delivers beautifully on both counts. Despite an abundance of digital gadgetry and tripped out vibes, there remains at the core, a very organic feel to Eta Carinae’s sound. Combining both retro and fashion-forward electronic textures, the band builds their compositions on regional rhythms like baiào, forró and samba. Eta Carinae’s music plays on western ears like starlight to the eyes; emanating from a distance, but nonetheless welcoming. - World beat Canada


Pernambuco state has long been a hotbed of some Brazil’s most innovative music, led by artists such as DJ Dolores and brought to the UK via compilations such as Luaka bop’s What Happening in Pernambuco? Brazil’s north-east is home to a boundary pushing scene that mixes some of the more well-known sounds one might associate with Brazil with less predictable Afro-Brazilian influences and electro.
While Dolores takes his music in a more dance-oriented direction , Eta Carinae’s sound is more rooted in rock with occasional tinge of reggae. You will hear they certainly aren’t afraid to mix things up. There are definite electro and psychedelic edges to much of their music, more obviously on the dance-floor thumping “Deep Space”, which turns full-on hard trance after a couple of minutes. This is , however, the track that works the least well on the album and they would have been advised to leave it out. Because the rest of it is a success: a combination of that slightly sleepy lyrical singing style that Brazilians do so well with (from vocalists Catarina Rosa and Dirceu melo) combined with electric guitar , drums , sample and the Korg Kaoss effects pad , used when they want to mash things up a bit. Highlights include the laidback re-worked samba “Inverno do samba”, which tries out a bit of Drum’n’bass and the closing “Dubaião” which , as the same suggests, is a dub track featuring some fun samples in English and Portuguese.
- SONGLINES REVIEW APRIL 2012


In 2011 a “caravan” with a hot selection of new and fresh artists from Pernambuco/Brazil will be on tour in Europe.

These Artists are making some of the most exciting music today in Brazil, combining traditional, popular and folk music with rock, jazz and electronica.
During the concerts, a sample of pictures showing the culture and natural beauty from Pernambuco/Brazil will be connected with the music on stage.

?1th june – sala caracol – Madrid - Spain .
3th june – YAAM – Berlin - germany
4th june- Helsink - Finland
10th and 11th June – Oslo– Norway
16th - Santiago- Spain
17th - Vigo - Spain
18th - Porto - Portugal
19th - London - UK
23th June – Amsterdam roots festival - Holand
25th June – Cabaret sauvage-Paris – France
3th and 5th August - Urkult - Sweden - many


Eta Carinae, astronomers are well aware, is the brightest star in our galaxy. A name for the new ambitious project of Dirceu Melo, a star who has won at the brightness scene of Pernambuco /Brazil.





As lead singer and guitarist of the group “Jorge Cabeleira” He was a driving force behind the manguebeat, sensation of the nineties.

This movement gave a new look at the wealth of traditional rhythms of northeastern Brazil, they mix with global elements and it avoids the premature death of these rhythms.

Eta Carinae performs this operation for rejuvenation. In his first CD, "Mirando a Star", there are electronic beats mixed perfectly with baião, forró, samba, rock and reggae. Mission’s manguebeat in modern form, seems to succeed.
- Sfinks festival


FESTIVALES EN LA PROVINCIA – PIRINEOS SUR


Batidora brasileña


"Mistura Brasileira"



“Eta Carinae mostrou seu coquetel musical em Sallent”


Sucede a menudo que las programaciones de los festivales sufren inesperadas alteraciones de última hora. Pirineos Sur está viviendo un año un tanto movidito en ese sentido: Willie Colón tuvo que ser sustituido por Neneh Cherry, Joe Bataan ocupará este viernes el lugar de Taj Mahal, y el martes el grupo brasileño Eta Carinae sustituyó en el último momento a sus compatriotas de Hip Hop Roots. Poco se sabía de antemano sobre una formación que en los últimos años ha visitado en más de una ocasión nuestro país gracias a sus contactos gallegos.

SALLENT.- Eta Carinae es una estrella luminosa azul perteneciente a la constelación de la Quilla. Echando un vistazo en Internet, se descubre que es también el nombre utilizado al menos por cuatro proyectos musicales: un grupo de hardcore punk portugués, un experimentador de música electrónica polaco, una banda de rock progresivo inglés y el grupo brasileño que ocupó el martes el escenario de Sallent en el festival Pirineos Sur. Un grupo, por otro lado, de difícil (por no decir imposible) clasificación. Lo de Eta Carinae es una auténtica batidora sonora en la que estos tres brasileños (el bajista Rapha Groove, el batería Sanzyo Dub y el cantante y guitarrista Dirceu Melo) mezclan una serie de elementos en principio antagónicos: el drum"n"bass con la psicodelia, el acid house con el heavy metal, el reggaetón con el afrobeat, la disco music con el rock, la música folclórica nordestina con el funk o el dub jamaicano con el rock progresivo. Todos esos ingredientes y muchos otros son combinados por este trío procedente de Pernambuco, nordeste de Brasil, que hace de la fusión y la confusión su bandera musical.



Debido a su combinación de melodías pop-rock y sonoridades más exóticas, por momentos hacen pensar en una versión siglo XXI de Os Paralamas do Sucesso, otro famoso trío brasileño que, por cierto, actuó también hace unos años en Pirineos Sur, en la edición dedicada a las lusofonías. Pero no cabe duda de que Eta Carinae tienen su propia personalidad y su peculiar forma de entender la alquimia sonora. Su actuación en Sallent tuvo momentos de indudable atractivo, sobre todo gracias a sus arriesgadas propuestas de fusión entre elementos discordantes , con su cantante y guitarrista, Dirceu Melo, encargado también de disparar los efectos electrónicos, que confieren a la música de Eta Carinae su mayor originalidad. A lo largo de poco más de una hora de concierto, el trío interpretó varios de los temas de su disco "Mirando a estrela" (con un diseño de sonido más limpio que el de su directo, debido en gran medida a la agradable voz femenina de Karina Falcao), del que destacaron "Loa do mar", "Samba louco", "Noite seca" o "Graça maior". También tocaron canciones nuevas y una curiosa versión con toques hip hop del clásico "Más que nada" de Jorge Ben, junto a su colega gallego Xoan. Fue, sin duda, una actuación diferente en el marco de la programación de Pirineos Sur.

- Diário de Alto Aragón - Cultura


Publicerad 30 juli 2009 Uppdaterad 30 juli 2009
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Trumrytmerna trotsade regnet

”Batidas enfrentaram a chuva ”

“Drum beats braved the rain”

näsåker (ST) Tunga regnmoln och rasande forsar har hotat feststämningen på Urkult.
De höga förväntningarna kyldes av när åskskurarna dånade ner över festivalområdet.
Men ett brasilianskt rockband och ett glatt trumparty såg till att hålla stämningen uppe.

” Näsåker (ST) : nuvens de chuva pesada e corredeiras furiosas ameaçaram uma atmosfera de festa em Urkult. As expectativas de alta esfriaram quando os pingos grossos rugiram para baixo sobre a área do festival. Mas uma banda de rock brasileira com seu rolo compressor, fez questão de manter o alto astral”.

” Näsåker (ST) Heavy rain clouds and raging rapids has threatened a party atmosphere at Urkult. The high expectations cooled off when thundershowers roared down over the festival area. But a Brazilian rock band and a smooth drum party made sure to keep the mood going.“

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Det är tisdag kväll och några enstaka campare vågar sig ut ur sina tält och konstaterar att det ymniga regnet har upphört. På Hotel Nämforsen är det förfest inför Urkult och det eminenta brasilianska bandet Eta Carinae lyckas få publiken att dansa extatiskt i den lilla trånga hotellbaren. Ljudet är perfekt och spelningen bådar mycket gott inför deras kommande spelning på Stora scenen på torsdagen.

” É terça-feira à noite e alguns campistas se aventuram fora de suas tendas e afirmam que a abundante chuva parou. No Hotel Nämforsen acontece a festa de aquecimento para o Urkult. A eminente banda brasileira Eta Carinae conseguiu deixar o público a dançar em êxtase no bar do hotel , apertado. O som é perfeito e é um ótimo aperitivo para o seu próximo show no palco principal na quinta-feira.”

”It is Tuesday evening and a few campers venture out of their tents and states that the abundant rain has stopped. At Hotel Nämforsen is the warm-up party for Urkult and the eminent Brazilian band Eta Carinae manage to get the audience to dance ecstatically in the cramped hotel bar. The sound is perfect and show bodes very well for their upcoming gig at the main stage on Thursday.”
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Discography

Discography:

2006 – Mirando a estrela
2008 – Alquimia (Ep)
2011 - Novos sons e tradições mudernizadas

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Brazilian roots…World Grooves…Electronic beats…

This is the style of Eta Carinae, a group from Pernambuco / Recife / Brazil.

The members are: Dirceu Melo (guitar, vocals and kaoss pad), Sanzyo Dub (drums and Samplers) Catarina (Vocal) and Rapha Groove (bass and vocals).

In the nineties, Dirceu Melo was the singer and guitar player of the band Jorge Cabeleira E o dia em que seremos todos inúteis, Who had a big hit on Brazilian scene: CAROLINA (Luís Gonzaga) covered this song, which led to many shows all over the country and helped the musical movement called MANGUEBEAT keep growing alongside artists such Chico Science and Mundo livre.

When the group broke up, Dirceu started Eta Carinae.
Eta Carinae is a musical marriage between electronic beats and organic elements, bringing together
Such divergent influences as “regional rhythms” like baião, forró and samba with rock and reggae. As with Manguebeat, the objective is to make universal music with a touch of roots. A new kind of fusion for all lovers of good music!

During the last years ETA CARINAE was touring through festivals, clubs and parties around Europe. Showing to the European citizens the fusion of Traditional Brazilian music from northeastern with modern and global references. Norway, Finland, Sweden, England, Holland, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal are countries where the band has been.

Pori Jazz (FI), Sfinks (BE), Urkult (SW), Pirineos sur (SP), Sudoeste (PT) , Amsterdam roots (NE), Blaze festival(UK) are some of the major concerts where the band has played.

During 2010 the group stopped with the tours to produce a new album, called “Novos sons e tradicões mudernizadas” (translating: New sounds and the updated traditions).

Influences : Led Zeppelin / Jimi Hendrix / the doors / chemical brothers / gotan project / Radiohead / Asian dub Foundation / Luiz Gonzaga / alceu valença / Jorge ben

VIDEOS :

official
new! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptaAS9KmL7k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_44DQXGuDo4&feature=related

ALIVE :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmS-0zecyNE

Videoclipping eurotour 2009:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXWoCxMmMpM