Mahnimal & Alex Lima

Mahnimal & Alex Lima


"The Mosting Striking in musical terms in Brazil today" - Gilberto Gil, Minister of Culture. One of the most popular band in Espirito Santo, Brazil. Creator of Rockongo, a Mix of World Music with Popular culture from Brazil. The new brazilian music... EUROPEAN TOUR 2008 /JUN-AUG/




At the 90’s it was born at Vitória’s island, Espírito Santo, a new rhythm that mixes the local culture with the world pop music, the ROCKCONGO, created by MAHNIMAL, a band compound by brothers and lifelong friends, all according to the Congo’s tradition, a typical capixaba’s folkloric manifestation.

Since then, the band is on the road presenting their differentiated sound and conquering some eminence and awards wherever they go. The first one was a jingles contest that allowed the MAHNIMAL’S first phonographical register. In July, 96, it was the occasion of winning the best arrangement’s prize at the National Music Festival, in Alegre, ES, among 360 inscriptioned songs, where MAHNIMAL showed, for the first time, the Rockongo to a big audience (about 20 thousand people), only two months later, the band was finalist of “LES DECOUVERTS DE RFI” (International Radio France) that has
considered Mahnimal one of the eight best works of the Latin America and Caribe, among 440 bands of the whole world, besides has been elected the EXPO 98’s Revelation band, in Lisboa – Portugal. Transcending the country limits, Mahnimal did more than 150 presentations in 5 tours by Europe, traveling by Alemanha, Suiça, U.K, Portugal, Espain, France, Itály, Bélgium e Holand showing up on the biggest European summer festivals like the 41° MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL (Suiça), LONDON CALLING (UK), SFINKS e POLE POLE FESTIVAL (Bélgium), EL GREC (Espain), EXPO 98 (Portugal), FESTIGAL (Galicia) Hammersmith Palais (UK) among others, besides shows in night clubs and even on the street.

Eleven years ago, the group is nowadays one of the most respected bands of Espírito Santo and responsible for the inclusion of the Congo’s rhythm in the pop world. Mahnimal presents the rhythm side by side with the rock, reggae , samba, ticumbi, jongo, electronic music, MPB and pop. A real musical volcano that has one foot at the modernity and another at the popular culture.


Ao Vivo em Montreux 2007
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Mahnimal at School

The “Mahnimal at School” is basically a musical chat at public schools and universities, where the group perfoms some acoustic presentations, interpolated with a debate between the pupils and the band, about music, popular culture, market, etc. The event is only for the pupils of each school and has the duration of approximately two hours, and, in order to have the pupil take part of it , he/she must bring a kilogram of food, which are all donated to many charity institutions.

For this project, Mahnimal charges nothing.


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Mahnimal Doma / Polygram / 1997
Tow Tow Lona Records / 2000
Espírito Congo Indie Records / 2002
Manimal ao VivoCD Indie Records
Manimal ao Vivo DVD Indie Records / 2005
Mahnimal ao Vivo CD e DVD Discmedi, Spain 2007