Marysa Alfaia

Marysa Alfaia

BandWorldSinger/Songwriter

“Na Batida da Alfaia”, her first solo-album, give references to styles like maracatu, samba, bossa-nova and baiao mixty with house, funk, lounge and slight influences of rai and flamenco.

Biography

Marysa Alfaia is an artist of Brazilian electronic Music’s new generation who combines traditional rhythms from her country with European electronic music. Marysa is already known for being in some compilations released in Europe, Canada and Brazil. She’s well known as “the samba-house’s voice” by amateur and specialized critics of this style of music.

“Na Batida da Alfaia”, her first solo album fusions maracatu, samba, bossa-nova or baiao with house music, funk and lounge, and also some of rai and a slight touch of flamenco. Produced in Rio de Janeiro by Lincoln Olivetti (who has in his CV arrangements for Gilberto Gil, Daniela Mercury, Caetano Veloso, Roberto Carlos, etc) and David Villefort (Brazilian Lounge / Sony Music-Brazil).

In Spain (Barcelona) by Paco Carro (Soultronik / House Works) and by Alain Simard (Cosmos / Eurofonic-Canada). And Co-produced by her own singer-songwriter. Distrib. DM Discmedi. This repertoire includes 13 tracks, plus 2 bonus-tracks with mixes from Dj's Paco Carro and Victor Gonzalez (“Voy a Sincopar” and “No me comas la cabeza”).

There are some unreleased and just produced tracks, like “Na Batida da Alfaia” (meaning “Alfaia´s rhythms”) a double meaning that refers to the drums that are the base for the rhythms of maracatu, which name is the same of Marisa’s surname (which somehow shows the combination of maracatu and house). It also has some tracks coming from other maxi-singles like the samba-house “Voy a Sincopar” (House Works / España), awarded for DJ-1 like the best house vinyl in 2002 and from compilations like “Deixa Rolar” (Cosmos / Eurofonic- Canada), “Transe Forró Funk” (Difference Music/ Portugal), or “Samba Soul” (Brazilian Lounge / Sony Music-Brazil).

The very own artist wrote inside the booklet: “This record is the result of a long journey, a musical path, geographic and personal. A compilation album filled with songs recorded during the period of 1996 to the date. ”Na Batida da Alfaia” is an electronic fusion with a diversity of roots of universal music (especially from my Brazil). That was born from the discovery of the fact of my surname’s resemblance with the tradition of “ Alfaia´s drums” from the North Est of Brazil. And is where, from my blood, I’m related to. And where destiny has connected me to Spain, just where the surname comes from. “ And, as a conclusion, this is an album that fusions electronic and music of roots, that is part of the new sounds of the international music.

Discography

NA BATIDA DA ALFAIA

Marysa Alfaia is artist of the new generation of the brazilian music who combines the traditional rythmes of her country with european electronic music. She already released compilations in Europe, Canadá and Brazil. “Na Batida da Alfaia”, her first solo-album, give references to styles like maracatu, samba, bossa-nova and baiao mixty with house, funk, lounge and slight influences of rai and flamenco. It’s a record wich is inside of the new tendencies of international music, created in Brazil and released in Spain in 2005. Label TX Music / Distributed by Discmedi , Spain 2004/2005)

MARYSA ALFAIA & SOULTRONIK - VOY A SINCOPAR
Vinyl - Song : “Voy a Sincopar” writed & featuring by Marysa Alfaia. Produced by Paco Carro, Petete & Luis Mompo (Soultronik) for House Works / Divucsa Music (Spain 2002). This song also appears in the CD “!00% Nº 1” (Bit Music / Divucsa Music / 2003) and in her album-solo “Na Batida da Alfaia”. ( Label TX Music / Distributed by Discmedi , Spain 2004/2005). Remixed Track by Dj Victor Gonzalez.

100% Nº1
After the good carreer on the dance floors wjth the vinyl, now “Voy a Sincopar” is released in this Cd called “Nº 1- All the nº 1 of the year”. It appears between Simple Minds, LASLO etc and had a very good success with the public and specializated critic. Label Bit Music of Divucsa Music

BRAZCHILLHOUSE
Song : “Sonho Longe” writed and featuring by Marysa. Produced and co-writed by Tito Rosell & Carlos Sanchez for Cool Sound Music and distributed by Metropol (Spain 2004 / 2005).

COSMOS
Song: “Deixa Rolar”, writed and featuring by Marysa Alfaia. Produced and co- writing by Alain Simard for Eurofonic (Canada 2003).
This song also appears in her album-solo “Na Batida da Alfaia” (Label TX Music / Distributed by Discmedi , Spain 2004/2005).

BRAZILOUNGE 3
Song: “Transe Forró Funk”, writed and featuring by Marysa Alfaia. Co-writing by Fausto Fawcett and produced by David Villefort for Difference Music & distributed by Emi Music Portugal (2005).
This song also appears in her album-solo “Na Batida da Alfaia” (Label TX Music / Distributed by Discmedi , Spain 2004/2005

CHILL OUT CAFÉ vol. 2
Song: “Sonho Longe” writed and featuring by Marysa Alfaia. Produced by and co-writing by Tito Rosell & Carlos Sanchez for Cool Sound Music and distributed by Irma Records (Spain & Italy 2004).

SUNSET ISLANDS IBIZA
Song: “Sonho Longe” writed and featuring by Marysa Alfaia. Produced by and co-writing by Tito Rosell & Carlos Sanchez for Cool Sound Music and distributed by Metropol (Spain 2003).

JEAN BEAM MUSIC
Song: “Sonho Longe” writed and featuring by Marysa Alfaia. Produced by and co-writing by Tito Rosell & Carlos Sanchez for Jean Bean Music & distributed by Cool Sound Music (Spain 2003).

BRAZILIAN LOUNGE
Songs: “Tempo Bom”, “Samba Soul” & “Repórter Aéreo”, writed & featuring by Marysa Alfaia. Produced and co-writed by David Villefort for Sony Music Brazil (2002).

PARIS PARIS
Song: “F…Comme Femme”, writed by Serge Adamo, featuring by Marysa Alfaia. It appears between
Celine Dion, Grace Jones, Manhatan Transfer, Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, Mireille Mathieu & Charles Aznavour. Produced by Lincoln Olivetti for Som Livre Records / TV Globo ( Brazil 2001).

MUSICA CONTEMPORANEA BRASILEIRA
Vinyl – Song: “O Morro Nao Tem Vez” writed by Antonio Carlos Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes. Featuring by Marysa Alfaia. Produced by David Villefort and Marysa Alfaia. Remixed by Dj Ifran & Franco for Rainy City Music ( England , 2004).

Set List

13 songs
Betwen 5 and 6 minuts
Typical repertoire

Trance forro funk
Na Batida da Alfaia
A voz do Morro
S...comme femme
Guerreira Brasileira
Deixa Rolar
No me comas la Cabeza
Me paré
Pais Tropical
Wait in vain
Calibre de um Olhar (Didi)
Fome de Viver