Marcia Castro

Marcia Castro

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Tom Ze and Brigitte Fontaine spiritual daughter.

Biography


The Bahian singer Marcia Castro started in the music business at 16. Being a dedicated artistic, entered to the School of Music at Federal University of Bahia and participated as acoustic guitar player and singer in several theatrical presentations, such as: Do Fino Veu ao Ceu da Boca, Preludios Intensos para os desmemoriados do Amor and Mulheres. In 2003, being 25, did her first solo show: No Arco da Lua, a Linha do Sol on Sesi Theater, winning three Caymmi Awards, an award very important on the Bahian music scene.

After presenting herself in several stages in Salvador (Bahia), in 2006 her career started to launch when she won the Braskem Cultura e Arte Awards, the greatest award on the Bahian independent music scene, starting to record her first album, Pecadinho, being musically produced by Luciano Salvador Bahia. The album was released in July 2007, in the Modern Art Museum of Bahia.
In August she won the prize Producao de Conteudo Digital em Música from the Cultural Institution of the State of Bahia, starting to shoot a music video from the song Frevo (Pecadinho), by Tom Ze and Tuze de Abreu, and featuring Tom Ze himself. Still in Salvador, some highlighted presentations of Pecadinho were opening the shows from Marina Lima in Castro Alves Theater, the project MPB Music Petrobras and from the singer Paulista Ceu, in the Acoustic Shell in the Castro Alves Theater.

In March 2008 she moved to Sao Paulo, doing the national release of the album in Crowne Plaza Theater every Tuesday and receiving positive reviews from the newspaper O Estado de Sao Paulo (Lauro Lisboa), the blog Me Leva Brasil (Mauricio Kubrusly), the magazine Carta Capital (Pedro Alexandre Sanches), among others.
In May the song Queda became part of the soundtrack of the soap opera Ciranda de Pedra from Globo Channel. In the same month she was nominated to Tim Awards 2008 as Best Pop-Rock Singer with her album Pecadinho. On the same category was Fernanda Takai and Vanessa da Mata.

In June she recorded with Tom Ze the song Filho do Pato on the album Estudando a Bossa-Nova, released in 2008 by Biscoito Fino Records. In September she participated of the recording of the album Cartola – 100 years released by Sony Music, singing the song Catedral do Inferno. In October she started doing the show Pecadinho in Rio de Janeiro, at Mistura Fina Bar.

In November she did a released party of the music video of the song Frevo (Pecadinho) at Uranos Cabareh (SP). On the same period she was honored to be invited by the Argentinean singer Mercedes Sosa to participate to her shows in Germany, Italy, Israel and Brazil, playing on the major cities of the country, for a total of 11 cities. It was the last tour of Sosa album La Negra em Vida.

In February 2009 she participated to an artistic residence in east Timor, doing musical swaps with local and international artists, culminating on the show Women for Peace in the capital Deli. In March she participated to the celebration for the International Women Day in Ibirapuera park (SP), in a show with Mariana Aydar, Andreia Dias, Silvia Machete, Luisa Maita and Giana Viscardi. On the same month she did the show Pecadinho on Bourbon Street Bar (SP) in the project Tuesdays by Women.
In April she was invited by Martnalia to participate to her season of shows in Espaço Laranjeiras (RJ), where she presented herself and played with guests such as Thais Gulin, Milton Guedes and Martnalia. On the same month she recorded the song Ai que Saudade da Amelia on an album celebrating the centennial of the composer Ataufo Alves. In June, performing with Donatinho, she participated to the anniversary of the radio program Sex and MPB from MPB FM Radio Station (RJ).
In July she performed the show Cruel – A Tribute to Sergio Sampaio in Sesc Pinheiros (SP) with Luiz Melodia, Jards Macale e Zeca Baleiro. In August she performed on the project Pelourinho Cultural in Salvador (BA), having as a guest the Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade, one of the breakthrough of the world music nowadays.
In October she performed on the TV show Som Brasil (Globo Channel) celebrating the singer Moraes Moreira. On the same month she performed Pecadinho on a free show in Salvador, on a crowded City Park. In November, through the project Music for all the ears in Salvador (BA), she played with Maria Gadu and Mariana Aydar, on a crowded Pedro Arcanjo Square in Pelourinho.
In December she was selected by Funarte (SP) and performed Pecadinho on the 3rd Espaço Cooperativa Festival.

In January 2010 she debuted on the Summer Festival, in Acoustic Shell Stage, together with Mallu Magalhaes, Ana Canas e Vania Abreu. On the same month she participated on the project Adoniran Barbosa – 100 years, a performance celebrating the centennial of the Paulistan composer, together with Maria Alcina, Virginia Rosa, Cristina Buarque and Oswaldinho da Cuica. In February, on 2010 Salvador Carnival, she played on Varanda do Glauber, at Castro Alves Square,

Discography

Pecadinho (2010)

airplay:
Frevo (Pecadinho)
Queda
Rainha do Egito

Set List

Pecadinho Tour:
Frevo (Pecadinho)
Nega Neguinha
Queda
En Nome de Deus
Barulho
Barraqueira
Futebol Para Principiantes
Ca tu, ca tu
Medo
Tua Boca
Clareza
Rainha do Egito
O Ceu Azul

90 minutes - 1 set