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• projects as a leader/co-leader •

Siba: "Coruja Muda"
Siba - voz e guitarra (vocals and guitar)
Lello Bezerra - guitarra (electric guitar)
Rafael Dos Santos - bateria e voz (drums and vocals)
Mestre Nico - percussão, trombone e voz (percussion, trombone and vocals)

"Coruja Muda", his third solo album, is composed of 11 tracks and features the special appearances of Alessandra Leão, Chico César, Mestre Anderson Miguel and Renata Rosa.
It consists of short verses and insistent choruses, sometimes with long developments of the theme. From this, everything shuffles to the most fundamental references of the artist. These include the popular culture of Pernambuco's Mata Norte, Brazilian popular music of north-eastern descent and inspired by the region's oral poetry traditions, African diaspora music and its reflux in the continent's modern music, especially in the Congo.
In the lyrics, a clear reflection of the undefined space that exists between people and animals.

Siba: "De Baile Solto"
Siba - voz e guitarra (vocals and guitar)
Lello Bezerra - guitarra (electric guitar)
Leandro Gervázio - tuba
Antônio Loureiro - bateria e vibrafone (drums and vibraphone)
Mestre Nico - percussão e voz (percussion and vocals)

In "De Baile Solto", his new solo work, Siba takes the rhythms of Pernambuco street music as a central element of his work. Leaving a little aside the inner questions that both defined their latest album "Avante" (2012), Siba's lirics seakes about the unprivileged position that the Maracatu de Baque Solto occupies in the Brazilian cultural scene to develop a poetic and musical discourse risking a watchful eye for what is around you, cradling rhyming political tone and extrapolating the local context that served him as a starting point. The album was recorded in the studios of YBmusic, in late 2014.
The music is strongly inspirated on the Congolese music and guitar, in constant conversation with the rhythms of Ciranda and Maracatu de Baque Solto, always present in the work of Siba.

Siba Trio
Siba - voz e guitarra (vocals and guitar)
Lello Bezerra - guitarra (electric guitar)
Mestre Nico - percussão e voz (percussion and vocals)

After being on the road with "Avante"'s and De Baile Solto's show (2012-2016), Siba began experienced a minimalist format, with music of diferent moments of his career.
«Throughout the process of the "Avante" and "De Baile Solto"'s albums and touring, accumulating ideas and new possibilities of interpreting repertoire of songs of this álbuns and my other works. Some situations where I could not take the full band, were forcing me to gather this material and, when I realized, had built a new way, more intimate, to interpret it», says Siba.
The show is a kind of electric recital prepared especially for this format. Music from "Fuloresta"'s album "Toda Vez que Dou um Passo o mundo sai do Lugar", "Violas Bronze", "Avante" and the newly released "De Baile Solto", dialogue between them sewn by dotted guitar Siba and complemented by Lello Bezerra guitar and Mestre Nico on percussion.


• audio •

Siba on SoundCloud

Vale do Jucá - Siba e a Fuloresta (2002)


• video •

Channel on YouTube

"Mel Tamarindo"

"Trincheira"

"Gavião"

Nos Balés Da Tormenta - film by Caio Jobim & Pablo Francischelli (2012)


• short biography •

Sérgio Roberto Veloso de Oliveira aka Siba, is a Brazilian singer, guitar player and composer. Born in the cosmopolitan city of Recife, on 16 February, 1969 in a family that still keeps its strong ties with their rural origins, Siba grew up between the city and the countryside, two worlds that are part of the same whole. Since his first contacts with the traditions of the Northern Forest, he began a long history of learning and collaboration, exercising over the years the fundamentals of rhythmic, poetry to become one of the leading masters of the new generation of Maracatu and Cirandeiros.
At the same time, as the band leader Mestre Ambrósio Siba developed an innovative and unique musical style, which the dialogue between the traditional and the contemporary, the past and the present, the street and the stage are different brands.
After living in São Paulo for seven years, Siba returned to Pernambuco in 2002 to start Fuloresta, a group of traditional musicians from Nazaré da Mata, a small town with 30.000 habitants, 65 km far from Recife. His debut album, "Fuloresta do Samba", was recorded with a mobile unit near Nazará, and released in 2003, followed by presentations outside Brazil.
Launched in 2012, "Avante", which is more electric sound, produced by the guitarist Fernando Catatau, from the band Cidadão Instigado.
In "De Baile Solto", Siba takes the rhythms of Pernambuco street music as a central element of his work. Siba's lirics is about the unprivileged position that the Baque Solto Maracatu occupies in the Brazilian cultural scene to develop a poetic and musical discourse risking a watchful eye for what is around you, cradling rhyming political tone and extrapolating the local context that served him as a starting point. The album was recorded in the studios of YB music, in late 2014 and released in 2015.


• interviews •

Cenário Novo Entrevista - Siba Veloso - gravada em Curitiba (2013)


• discography •

Mestre Ambrósio
1996 - Mestre Ambrósio
1996 - Baile Perfumado
1997 - Fuá na casa de Cabral
1996 - Baião de Viramundo - Tributo a Luiz Gonzaga
1999 - Songbook de Chico Buarque
2001 - Terceiro Samba

Siba e a Fuloresta
2002 - Fuloresta do Samba
2007 - Toda Vez Que eu Dou Um Passo o Mundo Sai do Lugar (also DVD for Itaú Cultural)
2009 - Canoa Furada (EP)
2018 - Sessões Selo SESC #2: Siba e a Fuloresta

Siba e Barachinha
2003 - No Baque Solto Semente

Siba e Roberto Corrêa
2009 - Violas de Bronze

Siba
2012 - Avante
2015 - De Baile Solto
2019 - Coruja Muda

 
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