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Sambas do Absurdo

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Sambas do Absurdo

Juçara Marçal - vocals
Rodrigo Campos - vocals, guitar and cavaquinho
Gui Amabis - vocals and sampler
Regis Damasceno - electric bass and steel guitar

Inspired by Albert Camus' "The Myth of Sisyphus" (1942), Sambas do Absurdo freely talk about the encounter with absurd, described in the book as the divorce of the individual with existence.
According to Camus, the only philosophical question that matters is suicide, and when we find the absurd, which would be, in short, the meaninglessness of life, we have two options: either we commit suicide or learn to live an absurd life. Sambas de Absurdo is the partnership of Rodrigo Campos (music), Nuno Ramos (lyrics) and the voice of Juçara Marçal.
The aesthetic proposal has at its core the breaking down of some foundations of samba as a genre. This aesthetic treatment offers an obscure, dissolved, dizzying samba blended with state-of-the-art sampling techniques. Juçara sings, Rodrigo plays guitar and chip and Gui arranges, asserting his resources as a producer and his peculiar way of sampling.
In 2022, the band released Sambas do Absurdo Vol.2 (YB) containing seven original compositions. The record - features Regis Damasceno on bass and steel guitar - is produced by Guy Amabis and mixed by Gustavo Lenza.

• links •

Sambas do Absurdo no Cultura Livre (2017)

Sambas do Absurdo "the project"

Sambas do Absurdo: "Absurdo 5" ao vivo

Sambas do Absurdo: "Absurdo 8" ao vivo

Sambas do Absurdo: Listen "Absurdo 1-8"

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Listen Sambas do Absurdo: Spotify

Listen Sambas do Absurdo Vol 2: Spotify

• biography •

Juçara Marçal is one of the biggest voices in Brazilian music today. Her solo album, "Encarnado" was awarded by the Multishow awards, APCA (Association of Art Critics from Sao Paulo) among others. With the band Metá Metá, trio with Kiko Dinucci and Thiago França, she released three albums ("Metá Metá", "Metal Metal" and "MM3") and performed at major festivals around the world. The singer also joined the groups Vésper Vocal and A Barca. In 2015, she released the album "Anganga", a partnership with Cadu Tenório, musician and experimenter and, in 2021 "Delta Estacio Blues", produces by Kiko Dinucci. The album was released in partnership with the labels QTV, Mais Um Discos and Goma Gringa, it won the award for "Best Album of 2021" by the "Super Jury" of the Multishow Awards while "Crash" won Best Song. The album was also chosen by APCA (São Paulo Association of Art Critics), as the best album of 2021. In 2022, Juçara was nominated for a Latin Grammy, in the "Rock and Alternative Music" category.

Gui Amabis is a singer, songwriter and music producer. He has released three critically acclaimed albums ("Ruivo Em Sangue", "Trabalhos Carnivoros", "Memórias Luso-Africanas") and is the author of themes and songs for movie tracks and hit series, such as "Bruna Surfistinha" (dir. Marcus Baldini), "City of Men" (Rede Globo) and "Psi" (HBO). The singer also signs songs that have entered the repertoire of artists such as Otto and Lucas Santtana, as well as the production of "Caravana Sereia Bloom" and "Vagarosa" by Céu, and "São Mateus Não é Um Lugar Assim Tão Longe" by Rodrigo Campos, among other titles.

Rodrigo Campos is a singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, author of the albums "São Mateus Não é Um Lugar Assim Tão Longe", "Bahia Fantástica" and "Conversas com Toshiro", internationally well received. Alongside Romulo Fróes, Kiko Dinucci and Marcelo Cabral he is part of the band Passo Torto, "Best Group" at the Brazilian Music Award (which also honored Campos in the "Revelation" category). Besides these works, the artist signed collaborations with big names of MPB, such as Elza Soares, Tom Zé and Criolo.


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