Mandu Sarara
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Mandu Sarara

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"Music and Rain"

“... the rain really brought the notes. The notes from the musical instruments…from that tune, we feel everything. Chronologically speaking, we feel the rain… the music composed by a new composer. Nevertheless, his soul, his aura come from many Sundays. (…) modern, without losing the essence”.

Hermeto Pascoal’s statement, recorded on Mandu Sarará’s first CD, about the piece “Domingo”- by Lucas Vargas, the group’s piano player.
- Hermeto Pascoal

"Brazilian Review"

“… it is extremely delightful and rewarding to feel the growing evolution of the group between the first CD and this one. If I had once considered their first CD a great one, imagine the second! - “VARAL” - it has delighted me more than before because I have realized the growing maturity of the five musicians, not only as players, but also as composers. It seems that they have followed Gilberto Gil’s principle opting for all musical styles among the great variety offered by Brazil, without, however, producing that old and shop-soiled patchwork, which is usually named “fusion”. On the contrary, each soundtrack played on this album is a finished work in itself and the unity is reached because of the precision and clearness of the arrangements, by the undeniable quality and beautifulness of each piece of music, and also by the excellence of each young musician. Moreover, in my opinion, the group has added a lot to their work when they substituted the electric bass, played on the first disc, for the acoustic one played on “VARAL”. They make a 10 soundtrack set of pure and marvelous music”.

Maria Luiza Kfouri, Critic of music, musician and journalist rewarded by the “Associação Paulista dos Críticos de Música” (APCA) for the best radio musical programming. Creator of the “Discos do Brasil” website, which was designed to classify all the Brazilian good quality discs released in Brazil.
- Maria Luiza Kfouri

"Danilo Caymmi"

“Mandu Sarará musical work is marvelous! The oddity of the work of Mandu Sarará is that although being considered a group made up of first-class instrumentalists, they do not place emphasis on individual performances.
The quintet skillfully produces a special catchy tune. That’s why it touched me so much”.

Danilo Caymmi - during his participation in the recording of “VARAL”- the second CD of the group.
- The singer talk about Mandu


The first CD – released in 2003, produced by Swami Jr. – has the special participation of Proveta – arranger and leader of “Mantiqueira Band”- he is considered one of the best musicians in Brazil. Hermeto Pascoal – the wizard - the multi-instrumentalist, acknowledged worldwide as the greatest icon of the brazilian instrumental music, also played on the recording of this album.
In September, 2007 the quintet launched its new CD “Varal”, sponsored by ELETROPAULO and recorded live at Comep Studios, with recording, mixing and mastering by Homero Lolito. This second CD, like the first one, shows a wide range of brazilian rhythms and a variety of musical instrumentation.



The quintet has, in their history, some international experience such as a tour around India in January 2006 where they took part in the “Congo Square Jazz Festival” in Calcutta. In New Delhi, together with other international groups, invited by the Cultural Relations Indian Council, they performed in the "Dance and Music Festival”. Still in India they played at the “Goa Jazz Festival”. In North Dakota, United States, they took part in the “Piano Festival 2001" promoted by the North Dakota University.
In Brazil the group has performed at many theatres, music halls, festivals and TV channels.