Moveis Coloniais de Acaju
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Moveis Coloniais de Acaju

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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"Bulgarian feijoada"

In André Abujamra's (brazilian musician) words:
This band mixes Kusturica with Hermeto, a bit of Cuba with spaghetti, a bit of São Paulo although from Brasilia, a bit of Brasilia belonging to Brazil, a bit of the world belonging to Earth, and why not, a bit of Karnak with Los Hermanos, a bit of peanuty Pato Fu, a bit of hairy furniture, a bit of thoughtful luck, a bit of lovely pain, a bit of loneliness with bed, bath and guarantor, Gorbachev with Copacabana, Russian Samba, a blind Bossa-Nova with Tom Waits; if it were theater, it would be Tadeus Kantor; if it were a photograph it would be Rodchenko’s, if it were a squirrel it wouldn’t do the samba.

The best part is that they’re none of that.

They simply are
A great Band
With a great sound! - Andre Abujamra

"Moveis Coloniais de Acaju at Pukkelpop Festival 2008"

Móveis Coloniais de Acaju ‘s performance at Pukkelpop 2008 has certainly been noticed.
The band was booked as a ‘pre-taste’ to an exchange program that is currently being
prepared between the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium en the Goiânia Noise Festival in
The band applied as an experiment to the possibilities within the festival’s future lineup
in terms of more exotic music . It has to be said that this was no blind risk since a
member of the Pukkelpop organization saw the band playing at the Goiânia Noise
Festival 2007 where they ruled over a 5000 people strong audience at great ease.
The result was in al senses a great success. Besides the fact that this band consists of
very sympathetic and grateful people, they also succeeded -out of the blue- to sell out
the tent where they played (Wablief?!-stage, capacity 1200).
This means at least that the Pukkelpop audience has an interest to experience these
type of bands. But that was not all : Móveis Coloniais de Acaju made these ‘alternative’
Belgians dance, sing and perform ‘tricks’ on command of the singer. Their utmost
original musical mix of rock, salsa, swing and even punk, striked the complete audience
and brought many smiles to their faces. Interaction was the key-word here. Ultimately,
the dancing, enthusiastic 10-piece band decided to climb off the stage and fraternize
with the audience, continuing their set in the midst of the front rows.
Móveis Coloniais de Acaju brought the sun to Pukkelpop and after their gig, sweaty but
satisfied people left the tent, ready to receive more of these good vibes as soon as
With pleasure we refer to this blog where more witnesses blog write about the Móveis
Coloniais de Acaju performance at Pukkelpop : - Jan Keymis | Pukkelpop


Moveis Coloniais de Acaju (EP - 2001)
Idem (LP 2005)
Complete (to be released next month)



Móveis Coloniais de Acaju, or simply Moveis, are a ten piece band named after a minor historical event.
Formed in 1998 they are from Brasilia, DF, brazil. Every member brings its own influences to the band, this is made evident in their mix of rock and ska influenced by all sorts of world music: from Brazilian samba and bossa nova to rhythms from lots of other origins. Their live performance is highly energetic. It’s common at the end of a show for all band members to go down to the middle of the crowd during the performance of their hit Copacabana. Their music is self-entitled, in cuisine terms, Bulgarian feijoada due to their variety of influences.
The band is formed by André Gonzáles (vocal), BC (guitar), Beto Mejía (flute), Eduardo Borém (harmonica, scaletta and keyboard), Esdras Nogueira (sax), Fabio Pedroza (bass), Paulo Rogério (sax), Gabriel Coaracy (drums) and Xande Bursztyn (trombone).

Tags: rock, ska, world music, Gogol Bordello, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Jorge Ben, Karnak, Paralamas do Sucesso, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Emir Kusturica and the No Smoking Orchestra.

Links: (official website)