Mariana Aydar

Mariana Aydar

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Mariana Aydar is the most wonderful surprise for the Brazilian Music. His music is basicly the New MPB with an "aura" of good vibrations, carrying the listener to an environment of water, sea, sand and blue skyies. That's what Brazil is and that's what Mariana is.

Biography

Mariana Aydar

Kavita 1

Mariana Aydar can be easily located. Where there's good music, there she is,
either in a traditional samba jamming, in a gig at the outskirts of town, in the studios,
during Carnival, in São Paulo, Rio or Bahia. Since she was born in São Paulo, music
is the air that she breathes. Her father, producer and multi-instrumentalist Mario
Manga, was one of the integrants of Premê, an avant-garde group of the 80s that
managed to couple irreverence and quality. Her mother, Bia Aydar, worked for many
years with a variety of artists from all corners of the country. So, since she was a little
girl, her natural habitat was the front stage and the backstage, the dressing rooms
and the spotlights, the rehearsals and the recording studios and, mingling in this
universe, she learned from observation.

At ten years of age, she took up cello lessons and then she got started on the
acoustic guitar. Later on, she had voice lessons at Escola Canto do Brasil tutored by
Regina Machado and then at Groove Curso Livre, both in São Paulo.
In 2000, Mariana Aydar made her professional debut in Miltinho Ediberto's band, an
extraordinary folk guitar player. She naturally became acquainted with young and
talented musicians, which led to the creation of Banda Caruá, where she teamed up
as a vocalist for two years, performing alongside Chico César and Virgínia Rosa.

During that period of time, she took part in the project Elba Invites, in the town of
Trancoso, where she performed with Samuel Rosa (Skank), Toni Garrido (Cidade
Negra), Trio Virgulino, Dominguinhos, Arnaldo Antunes. She also did backing
vocals for Daniela Mercury at the Bahia Carnival.
In 2004, Mariana wanted to broaden her horizons. She moved to Paris, at the
time a scene of high cultural effervescence that mixed Brazilian music, young
talents, alternative radio stations, Frenchmen in love with our music and a great
desire of creating new things. During this time of discoveries, Mariana met Seu
Jorge, who invited her for the opening act of his European tour. “In Paris, after
listening to Minha Missão [My Mission], by João Nogueira and Paulo César
Pinheiro, I realized how much the samba songs are part of the Brazilian essence
and I felt that I needed to come back to produce something that would share this
soulfulness”, she tells us.

With all this inner motivation, Mariana returned to Brazil in 2005, with the
intention of starting up work on her first album. Meanwhile, she was slated as guest
artist in concerts of some big names like João Donato and Dominguinhos.
One could unmistakably say that Mariana Aydar is the perfect translation of a
contemporary feel that searches for the reencounter of tradition and also of its
transformation. More than ever, Brazilian music is alive and kicking and audiences
are increasingly interested in it. Samba songs are being rediscovered and
traditional beats have invaded the territory of electronic music. The lyrics are once
again singing about candomble and samba-rock is cheering up the warm nights and
the dance floors.

At 26, Mariana Aydar is considered one of the most promising singers of her
generation. Not limited to passing fads or prudish purisms, she drinks from the
fountainhead with no fear of putting her own mark to it. Totally at ease, her voice
gracefully moves from samba rhythms to classic songs, from forró music to
contemporary sounds. Her acknowledged influences are, among others, Roberto
Ribeiro, João Nogueira, Jackson do Pandeiro, Luiz Gonzaga, Marina Lima, Lulu
Santos, Leci Brandão, Elis Regina and Lenine.
Her debut album, Kavita 1 (which means “poet” in Sanskrit) reflects a
musicality that daringly places side-by-side new songwriters, her own material and
fresh renditions of Brazilian pop classics.
The album's artistic production bears the signatures of swinging Bid and eclectic
Duani, and 6 tracks were mixed by Mario Caldato Junior, sound engineer and
producer, who had previously collaborated with major artists like Marisa Monte,
Beastie Boys, Beck, Björk and Planet Hemp. In Caldato's words, “Mariana Aydar is
a very refreshing presence in the music produced today and she certainly will rock
the scene with her adorable work”.
Bid produced the award-laden album Afrociberdélia [Afrocyberdelia] by Chico
Science & Nação Zumbi, and he also did remixes for Tribalistas [Tribalists], Otto,
Jorge Benjor, Planet Hemp, Marina Lima, Mundo Livre and many more. Duani
singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and musical producer has already worked
with great names like Alceu Valença, Seu Jorge, Cássia Eller, Hermeto Pascoal,
Jorge Benjor, Gilberto Gil.
Kavita 1 opens with the samba tune Minha Missão (João Nogueira/Paulo
César Pinheiro), which represents the call back home to Brazil. The tracks that
follow are the playful Na gangorra [On the seesaw] (Giana Viscardi/Michael
Ruzitschka), a modern, romantic and danceable samba with jazzy hues; th

Lyrics

Candomblé

Written By: Mariana Aydar

Salve pai Pedro Baiano
Salve tia Maria Conga
Salve todos os Pretos Velhos

Iemanjá vem nesse candomblé
Todos lhe têm fé

Oxalá vem
Vem baixar também
Tantos filhos tem

Iemanjá é a Deusa do mar
Oxalá é Deus da criação, meu irmão
É meu irmão, é, é meu irmão

Atabaques tocam pra saudar Exú
E a Ossaim roda chama Omulú
Com danças de guerra pedem a Ogum
Cantos de beleza soam a Oxum

Pra Xangô tem, tem amalá
Pra Nanã tem, tem o macassa
É meu irmão, é meu irmão
É meu irmão, é meu irmão
É meu irmão, é meu irmão
É meu irmão, é...

Marabo, Mara...

Iemanjá vem nesse candomblé
Todos lhe têm fé

Oxalá vem
Vem baixar também
Tantos filhos tem

Iemanjá é a Deusa do mar
Oxalá é Deus da criação, meu irmão
É meu irmão, é, é meu irmão

Atabaques tocam pra saudar Exú
E a Ossaim roda chama Omulú
Com danças de guerra pedem a Ogum
Cantos de beleza soam a Oxum

Pra Xangô tem, tem amalá
Pra Nanã tem, tem o macassa
É meu irmão, é meu irmão
É meu irmão, é meu irmão
É meu irmão, é meu irmão
É meu irmão, é meu irmão
É é é é...

Deixa o Verão

Written By: Mariana Aydar

Deixa eu decidir se é cedo ou tarde
Espere eu considerar
Ver se eu vou assim chique à vontade
Igual ao tom do lugar

Enquanto eu penso você sugeriu
Um bom motivo pra tudo atrasar
E ainda é cedo pra lá
Chegando às 6 tá bom demais
Deixa o verão pra mais tarde

Deixa
Deixa o verão
Deixa o verão pra mais tarde (repete 2x)

Não to muito afim de novidade
Fila em banco de bar
Considere toda hostilidade
Que há da porta pra lá

Enquanto eu fujo você preparou
Qualquer desculpa pra gente ficar
E assim a gente não sai
Esse sofá ta bom demais
deixa o verão pra mais tarde

Deixa
Deixa o verão
Deixa o verão pra mais tarde (2x)

Uhh.. Ah, ah, aaaah
Uhh.. Ah, ah, aaaah

Deixa eu decidir se é cedo ou tarde
Espera eu considerar
Ver se eu vou assim chique à vontade
Igual ao tom do lugar

Enquanto eu penso você sugeriu
Um bom motivo pra tudo atrasar
E assim a gente não sai
Esse sofá tá bom demais
Deixa o verão pra mais tarde

Deixa
Deixa o verão
Deixa o verão pra mais tarde (repete 4x)

Uhh.. Ah, ah, aaaah
Uhh.. Ah, ah, aaaah

Deixa o verão

Festança

Written By: Mariana Aydar

Vamos fazer uma festança
Deixar o que for pra ser, acontecer
E se quiser entrar na dança
Só depende de você

Pra entrar nessa festança
Não precisa se preocupar
Solte o barco na corrente
Deixe a vida te levar
E por toda a cidade
O nosso canto vai ecoar
E tudo será verdade
Quando o amor se espalhar

O destino vem marcado
É bobagem querer mudar
Vai ficando complicado tentar
mexer no que já está
Se você olhar direito não tem nada
pra negar
Suas cores, seus temores, tudo
certo no lugar!

Discography

Kavita 1 - Universal Music - (2006)

Set List

The set list of my show, is composed basicly by the songs of my first album and a few other songs from composers and artists like Chico Cesar, Nando Reis, Elba Ramalho, etc...

My show longs around 01 hour and 15 minutes.

Below you'll find my basic set list:

- Minha Missão
- Na Gangorra
- Prainha
- Zé do caroço
- Menino das Laranjas
- Vento do Carnaval
- Deixa o Verão
- Festalança
- Candomblé
- Onde está você
- Maior é Deus