VALERIA OLIVEIRA /// Brasil Sessions

Aug 2014

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“The metaphor of a tree providing the land with the best fruits of each crop is perfect for the career of the artist Valeria Oliveira. I emphasize the word artist, because it has been some time  that Valeria is not only a singer, she is an artist aware of everything in order to give her best to the world. Her singing has definitely become more subtle and powerful.” (Marize Castro – Journalist and poet)
The album “em águas claras” is Valeria’s current project, a tribute to Clara Nunes, one of her major musical influences. It is the result of extensive research performed by Valeria.
With musical production Rildo Hora, the disc includes the participation of the Velha Guarda da Portela and Maestro Rildo Hora in two of the 18 tracks and is distributed by Tratore in physical and digital formats.
In this Album Valeria shows her music with sensibility and strength.
On April 17, 1969, in Natal, capital of Rio Grande do Norte, Valeria Silva de Oliveira was born. She was raised listening to romantic and popular singers like Angela Maria, Clara Nunes, Luiz Gonzaga, among others. In her teens, she had contact with the work of Elis Regina, João Bosco, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque, and the “bossanovistas” like the poet Vinicius de Moraes, João Gilberto, Nara Leão and the “tropicalistas” Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethania and Gal Costa.
In 2007, with the release of “Leve só as pedras”, Valeria’s songwriter side was revealed. The album was recorded entirely by potiguares musicians and produced through a new partnership with the Japanese producer Kazuo Yoshida after  traveling to Natal especially to develop the project.
The album was also released in Switzerland, with acoustic performances in concert halls as “La Fourmilliére” in Villaraboudt and the cities of Bern, Fribourg and Lausanne. In Japan, the album gained exclusive distribution by Omagatoki Co. nationwide. In 2009, the United States was presented with Valeria’s material at the 22nd edition of the South by Southwest Festival in Austin / Texas.
The “MPB JAZZ”  series began in 2010 now moving towards it’s fourth event combines the Popular Music of Brazil and Jazz for attentive audiences. Artistic producer Valeria has invited New Orleans jazz musicians to perform in Natal Brazil and to share stage with some of the finest Brazilian musicians. The goal of the MPB Jazz series is to further develop relationships between Brazilian and New Orleans jazz musicians and artists. To exchange the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans and Brazil.





DOORS 19:30
TICKET 20.- (Students)/25.- CHF