ROQUE MALASARTES

ROQUE MALASARTES

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Roque Malasartes (pronounced `hoke mä-lä-zär-tis) is a Brazilian folk-rock band based on Rio de Janeiro, whose work is unique in Brazil.

Biography

Created in the end of the nineties, Roque Malasartes recorded a demo CD, named “PIRATA” (“PIRATE”), with 7 traditional songs from the states of Pará, Rio de Janeiro, Paraná, São Paulo,

Santa Catarina, Bahia and Minas Gerais. The following CD, recorded with the first line-up, would be titled “Folquelétrico” (“Electricfolk”), could not be launched because of departing of some members.

Its second CD, named “A Memória das Naus” (“Memory of the Ships”), was released by the label Via Interior Records (VIR0901), specialized in world music, combining traditional songs with compositions written by band members.

Now the group is finishing the arrangements and starting the recording of its next CD “Outro Luar” (“Another Moonlight”), that, beyond folksongs and their own songs, brings compositions from Brazilian classic and popular writers, like Waldemar Henrique and João do Valle.

Roque Malasartes line-up is Isa Matos (vocals), Paulo Sérgio (acoustic and electric guitars), Marcus Antonio Moura (flutes, keyboards and accordion), Raul Branco (electric bass) and Wladimir Duarte (drums).

Discography

- Pirata - first demo CD
- Folque Elétrico - demo CD
- Outro Luar - Via Interior Records

Set List

1 - CAMINHO DO SOL
2- BATE CANELA
3 - FIM DO MUNDO
4 - MAZURCA DO AGRESTE
5 - MEMÓRIA DAS NAUS
6 - SÃO ROQUE
7 - A MODA DA ONÇA
8 - BELA PASTORA
9 - CANCHA RETA
10 - ABALUAIÊ
11 - A BURRINHA

BIS:
12 - JONGO
13 - NA ASA DO VENTO