Radik

Radik

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandWorldLatin

Radik's music is a rich blend of Brazilian and world rhythms, acoustic and electric instruments along with touches of Nu Jazz, "Pêra" is Radik's first album and introduces to the world his unique guitar style, voice, and compositions.

Biography

Radik is Brazilian, born in Brasilia, and his interest in music began at 5 years of age through listening to his father's cassestes, who liked chorinhos, boleros, bossa nova, american jazz and Carnival "marchinhas". His taste for the Brazilian musical culture would increase every year during Carnival time, when his parents used to travel towards the suburb of Rio de Janeiro in order to take advantage of vacation, beaches, grammas' house and, of course, music.

At 10 years of age, Radik moved to Rio de Janeiro and his musical interest began to focus more on the national and international Rock and Pop scene. Radik started singing in parties, clubs and theaters, on a weekly routine cultivated for eight years until his second year of university.

During this academic period, Radik started to frequent Lapa, Santa Teresa, and the glamorous "Zona Sul" of Rio de Janeiro - places where he intensely lived this important part his bohemian life. He began writing poems and to dedicate energy to study History at the university. This time represented a gap in his musical life as far as performances; nevertheless, it matured Radik's desire to dedicate himself to a music instrument and to a poetic/emotional and musical learning process, always associating it to his life experiences.

He left Brazil in 2000, going after a passion of love, and arrived in the United States. The longings for Brazil and the long periods of free time helped him to improve musical skills. He chose the acoustic Brazilian guitar as the instrument with which, besides the voice, he started to express his life's hermeneutic. He then started to compose and record demos with his songs. He lived close to San Francisco, where he began perform in radio shows. He moved to Los Angeles, met, played and got connected with several musicians from Brazil, United States and many parts of the world. He performed in private parties, events, bars, art galleries, clubs, universities and restaurants throughout Southern California.

With the acquired experience, he took the decision to record his first album. He finished this work by the end of June, 2010, and now introduces it to the public!

His influences vary from the several Brazilian Popular Music (MPB) expressions, going through the Classical and Flamenco, until it arrives on Jazz and Soul. His music is an amalgam of these and other musical influences along with his academic, poetic and life experience. The result is a unique expression of artistic vivacity and musical beauty!

Lyrics

Lendo a Seção Brasil

Written By: Radik

Fui buscar na poesia

Os versos desta canção

Fui dormir, já era dia

No berço de uma ilusão

Vou à Penha - Padroeira!

Mãe do céu do meu Brasil!

Levantar essa poeira!

Mostrar...

Que a mentira esconde a mão

Que está sobre nossas cabeças

Seus olhos veem

Mas não conseguem enchergar o óbvio

Não! Não quero mais!

Esta hipocrisia escrita

Não, Não posso mais!

Com essa covardia dita!

Manchetes nos jornais...

Mas eu não!

Eu não quero mais!

Esta hipocrisia escrita

Não, Não posso mais!

Com essa covardia dita!

Manchetes nos jornais

Nunca foram verdades

Manchetes nos jormais

Se passam por verdades

Manchetes nos jornais

Não matam minhas saudades

Manchetes nos jornais...

Para quê tantas palavras?

Me explique com clareza!

A poesia não é mágoa

Quer da musa sua beleza

E passa dia, passa ano

E nem todas as lendas dos mares

Invocam o sentido da farsa

Escondida atrás dessas letras...

Amor Nagô

Written By: Radik

Meu Orixá

Me faz cantar

Ó Yemanjá

Teu mar me beijou

Gota d'água

Cachoeira

Vem me banhar

Curar esta dor

Mas quem quer guerrear

Quer se matar

Quer ocultar

O Amor... Nagô...

O Amor... Nagô...

Luz do dia

É Magia

Energia

Glória e Esplendor...

Sinfonia

Natureza

Poesia

Vida e Calor

Mas quem quer guerrear....

Quer se matar

Quer ocultar

O Amor... Nagô...

O Amor... Nagô...

Tua Beleza

Me conquistar

Melodia

Lágrima rolou...

Grão de areia

Vento a soprar

Minha asa

Vôa com sabor

Minha asa...

Mas quem quer guerrear

Quer se matar

Quer ocultar

O Amor...Nagô...

O Amor... Nagô...

O Amor... Nagô...

O Amor... Nagô...

Pêra

Written By: Radik

Essa pêra aí

Essa pêra era pra mim

Mas eu tava de bobeira

Péraí!

Péro não


'Sá pêraí

'Sá pêra era pra mim

Mas não vô embora não

AGORA É QUE EU NÃO VOU!


'Sá pêraí

'Sá pêra era pra mim

Mas eu tava de bobeira

Péraí!

Péro não


'Sá pêraí

'Sá pêra era pra mim

Mas não vô embora nada


Chega lá ná feira

E me traga uma pêra

Venha pra pereira e chega

Vêm nêga, vêm nêga nêga nêga


Por que hoje é sexta-feira...

Região

Written By: Radik

No Lyrics. Voicing.

Transmutante

Written By: Radik

Quero ouvir

Seu bradar

E sentir

Seu olhar

Quero ouvir

Seu bradar

E sentir

Seu olhar


E você ainda me diz

Que eu preciso ficar calado!?

Sai pra lá!

Tudo o que ela me fez

Eu não te conto, não!

Não te conto, não!

Tempo atrás...

E você ainda me diz

Que eu preciso ficar calado!?

Sai pra lá!

Tudo o que ela me fez

Eu não te conto, não!

Não te conto, não

Tempo atrás...


Não vou trancar as portas

Nem as janelas da minha casa

Vou deixar o Sol, a Lua E o Vento entrar

Vou Transmutar

Vou Transmutar...

Discography

"Pêra" is Radik's musical work debut and is a collection of 10 songs, all of which were composed by Radik. An album full of life and beauty.

The first song, which is also the album tittle, "Pêra", is an acoustic guitar and voice piece with a flute solo and demonstrates Radik's ability with his very percussive guitar playing, melodic singing and happy lyrics.

"Amor Nagô" is the second song and is played on a 6/8 African rhythm and incorporates from instruments such as electric bass, hammond, congas and agogô, to the finger style guitar playing performed by Radik. The lyrics is in Portuguese and its main focuses are peace, nature, beauty and, of course, love.

"Lendo a Seção Brasil" is a Samba/Bossa Nova composition with acoustic guitar, orchestra strings and a beautiful piano solo. The string arrangements are of great taste and the lyrics expresses indignation about how the journalistic media tends to misrepresent the reality.

The fourth composition is named "Região" and it is a homage to the forests and the wild life. Although its inspiration was the Amazon and the Brazilian wet lands (Pantanal), the idea is to represent nature and wilderness through music, something that is not confined to a specific location in the world. The string and flute arrangements as well as Radik's vocal emotion to interpret the song are high points to listen to in this piece.

"Transmutante" comes next and Radik's percussive guitar and vocal abilities are the main characteristics of this acoustic composition. The lyrics gathers different images to express freedom and change.

The sixth song is called "Solfejo", which means voicing, and it features a very funky bass line, soulful keyboards, acoustic guitar and voice. It has a "beach" vibe that brings to the foreground Rio de Janeiro's coastal way of life.

"Carná" is Carnival!! It is a tribute to Rio de Janeiro's "blocos" and samba schools, in a funky manner! A tribute to this happy and wonderful city!

"Coração Brilhante" is a great romantic oath of love and it features Radik's clear and melodic guitar, and voice, with a wonderful and surprising ending.

A beautiful acoustic piece, "Literatura de Cordel" is featured by a blend of strumming and finger style guitar playing, emotional singing an a deep, but clear, metaphoric lyrics, which represents a cross between personal and social life experiences.

Finishing the album, "Pêra Remix" is a very dancing version of the first song in this album. Besides the acoustic guitar and voice, this composition mixes electronic instruments playing different Brazilian rhythms such as Samba, Afoxé and Maracatú.

Radik's "Pêra" is an album to be listened to again and again!!!

Set List

To be discussed with the involved parts. It all depends. For specific questions, call (310) 309-9317.