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ALINE FRAZÃO * New Album *

“Hot African rhythms and jazz influences: Aline Frazão, the new and acclaimed Angolan music sensation”. in Magazine Berlinda

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Aline Frazão is from Angola, but her music easily travels through Brazil and Cape Vert.

ALINE FRAZÃO

PRODUCTION: Movimento Tour 2013 STYLE: World Music COUNTRY: Angola / Portugal MUSICIANS ON STAGE: 4 ENTOURAGE: 7 Pax AVAILABILITY: All Year (under request) TERRITORY Worldwide - General Coordination of Booking and Tour

“Aline Frazão was born and raised in Luanda, Angola. The young Angolan singer and writer released her debut album “Clave Bantu”, in December of 2011 with 11 original songs. It included collaborations with two Angolan writers, José Eduardo Agualusa e Ondjaki. “Movimento/Motion” is Aline Frazão’s second discographic work, released in May 2013 (Ponto Zurca/ Coast to Coast). Besides her compositions, the record also includes two poems by angolan poets Carlos Ferreira “Cassé” and Alda Lara. Aline Frazão signs the musical production of the album. Her band is composed by Marco Pombinho (piano and rhodes), Francesco Valente (bass and double bass) and Marco Alves (drums and percussion). This CD also had the participation of two cape verdian musicians: Miroca Paris (percussion) and Vaiss Dias (small guitar and guitar).

Artist Note This record was really a motion, a chain joinning many talents and friendships. Everyone gave their contribution. The work was intensive, around the clock, interchaining emotions, fatigue and even the climate of this grey spring. “Movimento” encloses within a lot of life. One of this work mark’s is that everything, songs and cover, was achieved with very few takes. It was, almost, an analogical motion. In the studio, it was never our goal to achieve a perfect sound, but a balance instead. A simple truth. In composition, I tried not to work too much the songs, but instead I let them ask me what they needed the next day. I composed and worked on the songs thinking about the instruments, but still, there were surprises. Improvisation allows it. In that point, it was not a very premeditated album and it only was finished during the mixing stage. I really trusted the talent of all the people around me, their spontaneity, the unpredictable ideas and the songs. They sustain everything. The musicians did a really amazing job and the communication was improved through the process. The songs breathe and the instruments are heard. There’s a beautiful communication between the bass and the piano, between the guitar and the percussion. Cape

Vert’s islands are also very present in these songs. Vaiss and Miroca collaborations gave shape and continuation to my first trip to Cape Vert last year. Luanda is also present, and it is almost like an invisible character in all songs. Most of them were written there. Maybe that’s the reason why that they have that strong quality of observing, sometimes alone and in silence, other times more participant and mixed. On the other hand, I feel that this record leads to something bigger, since I feel increasingly more supported. There’s a lot of people that I identify myself with, people that inspire me, people that interact with me almost invisibly. In Angola, I feel that there is a new creative force, transversal to all of the arts, that somehow have become organized. It has been gaining some space, saying what it has to be said, letting go of the old endless conversations and taking themselves to quick action and expression. The answer is in the team effort. We want. We think. We feel. We do. That’s what “Movimento” is all about.

Aline

Click here to see the latest video “Tanto”: http://vimeo.com/65723434 Link EPK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBcyB0wif5E.

Oficial Website http://www.alinefrazao.com/ Aline’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/oficialalinefrazao

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