Maruca Rodrigues de Lima

Maruca Rodrigues de Lima

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A Brazilian heatwave arrives! That cool vocalist of the Banda Favela is now showing another side. You're all invited to a hot, passionate and sensitive world of Maruca. Her new project coveres not only a samba, but choro, bossa nova e forro; traditional and latest sound of Brazil. Cannot miss it!

Biography

Maruca Rodrigues was born in the city of Fortaleza, which is located in the state of Ceara at north-east of Brazil, from a family with native-brazilian origins.
Since her childhood, Maruca was devoted to music. Thanks to her unmistakable voice, she created an ecliptic and interesting combination of sounds able to involve and fascinate the most heterogeneous audience. Her musical way is influenced by sounds originated from the meeting of different ethnical traditions and cultures of her vast country.

In 1977 she begun the study of the viola instrument and she started singing in choral music co-operating with many artists and musicians from all over Brazil.
In 1991 she takes up her career as a solo singer with the concert "Mundana", achieving immediately a successful result from critics and public in Brazil. After15-year study of vocal techniques, camparing her style with various musical languages, passing by afro-Brazilian rhythms getting to classical and contemporary sounds, Maruca arrived in Italy in 1992.
In1998 her first CD titled "UTUKUTU" was produced by Mr. Valeria Semplici (also producer of the Black Box group) and distributed by Materiali Sonori ?EItaly. In 2001 came out "VIA JANEIRO CARLINHA" in two different compilations ( HAFA CAFE Compiled & Mixed by DJ Marco "Polo" Cecere, produced & Distributed by Family Affair Distributions Srl, and GLOBAL HOUSE distributed by Self - Italy). The solo "VIA JANEIRO CARLINHA" is produced by Marco "Polo" Cecere for Jet Lag production.
In 2002, the record company IRMA RECORDS has produced and distributed the new CD "O RITMO MISTURADO" where Maruca and her musicians (BANDA FAVELA) are collaborating with artists who are very well experienced and very well known in the world of Brazilian music.
Her newest project is "Tropical Especial", an album full of Brazilian flavour. The recording started February 2006 inviting Mr. Ronaldo do Bandolim, one of the ex-members of an authentic choro band Epoca de Ouro as a musician, composer and co-producer. Her repertories in this album also include classic pieces of choro (Carinhoso) and samba (Ao Meu Amigo Toninho, Tristeza Pe no Chao). Although the voice of Maruca does not weep (*the name of the music genre "Choro"is said to arise from the brasilian verb "Chorar" which means to weep) easily, it has its original, special flavor. Many singers in choro sings too much wetly and goes sinking too deep, but the Maruca's voice, although she sings sadness and nostalgia of life, somehow evokes a hope with the basic lightness. Being helped by celebrated musicians in Rio, she shows herself ready to open the door to the next stage.

Discography

Maruca Rodrigues de Lima

-Tropical Especial (Independent-2006) *
*Licensee in Japan:P-Vine Records
-UTUKUTU(Materiali Sonori-1998)


-Ritmo Misturado(IRMA Records - 2002)


-Formentera de Dia(IRMA Records - 2002)
Including Samba de Ile
-Outro Brasil(Haldon - 2004) Including Samba de Ile
-Duna Degli Orsi: Marinadiravenna (Irma Records - 2005) Including Anunciacao
-Brazilectro Session 5 Audiopharm/ Audioglobe
AA. VV. 2003. Including Samba de Ile
Turntables On The Hudson 5th Anniversary Edition
Giant Step Records - 2004. Including Samba de Ile
Yellowtaill remixer(head to toe - 2005)
-Brazilution 5.3 Ministry of Sound - 2005
Including Samba de Ile- Belladonna&Duranti Mix
-Footprints(Head to Toe - 2004)
Including Samba De Ile(Yellowtail Remix)

Untitled demo
Samba De Ile(Yellowtail Remix 1)
Samba De Ile(Yellowtail Remix 2) Yellowtail - 2004

Groove Gliding / DJ Jinu
Groove (2005) Including Samba de Ile
Yukihiro Fukutomi / ZEB / Banda Favela
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2005. Including Samba De Ile(YellowTail Dub Mix)


Compilation: Carlinha & Puru Prazer
- Hafa Cafe- Italia Produzido e distribuido da Famyli Affair DistributionsSrl
- Acid Jazz - Pubicacao revista Acid Jazz - volume N°83 novembro 2003 It.
- Compilation - publicado da Tribe?En. 54 abril 2003 It.
- Chill Oult LespressoCafe- 1. Latin Groove, publicado Lespresso n.31, julho 2003

Compilation Carlinha (jet bossa mix)

Compilation Carlinha (jet bossa mix), Carlinha (jetlag mix), Carlinha (tribal vox) e Carlinha (deep inst mix)
Passport To Paradise
Data: 23-09-2004

Marco "Polo" Cecere Home collection Including Puro prazer Carlinha

Compilation RITMO LA PLAYA (2 cd)
"Home collection" CHIRINGUITO 2005
Marco Polo Cecere - 2006

Compilation 2006 Maruca Rodrigues
Various Laperitivo Italiano Parfum
release date: 5/2006
Prodotto da: Maruca Rodrigues - Irmagroup
Dancing Queen (Abba)
vocals: Maruca & Anastacia.
Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
vocals: Maruca Rodrigues

Set List

Tropical Especial 3:58
Para Liberar o Coracao 3:14
Desejo do Destino 3:46
Carinhoso 3:56
De Saudade 3:56
Ao Meu Amigo Toninho 3:11
Voltar 3:51
Camisa Amarela 3:03
Zigue-Zague 2:36
Que ti ti ti 4:02
Tristeza Pe no Chao 3:34
Meu Bem Volto Ja 4:25