Rodrigo Amarante & Ava Rocha
6pm doors • 7pm show & 9:30pm doors • 10pm show
Experience Brazil’s most forward thinking young artists in this rare double bill featuring singers and multi-instrumentalists Rodrigo Amarante and Ava Rocha. Rodrigo Amarante is known for singing in the seminal bands Los Hermanos and Little Joy, as well as being the Emmy-nominated voice behind the theme song for the hit Netflix series “Narcos.” He joins Ava Rocha, one of the leading voices of the post-tropicalia avant-garde movement. She was recently featured at New York’s GlobalFest.
This event is part of Brasil Summerfest, the country’s largest contemporary Brazilian music & arts festival.
Ava Rocha is a Brazilian/Colombian singer, songwriter and filmmaker. Listed by the New York Times as one of the finest artists of 2015 and currently included on Iggy Pop’s playlist on BBC Radio 6, Ava has released two albums, “Diurno” (2011) and “Ava Patrya Yndia Yracema”; (2015). The last one earned the 2015 Multishow Award for Best Hit and Artist Revelation.
She was also awarded with APCA as best new artist and was indicated by Spotify as one of the 15 artists to be followed.
Currently in studio mixing her next album that will be released in 2018, Ava recalls classic Tropicália with a punk rock twist, psychedelia and pop.
With a great and impressive repertoire and stage presence, Ava was able to travel all over Brazil and worldwide, impacting audiences in Berlin (Festival Wassermusik), New York (globalFEST / Brasil Summerfest), Washington DC (Kennedy Center), Mexico City (Nrmal Fest), Bogota (Boogaloop), Medellín (Altavoz Fest) among others.
Rodrigo Amarante is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles who has made an international name with his band Little Joy (alongside The Strokes’ drummer Fab Moretti and Binki Shapiro), also by recording and touring with Devendra Banhart on his last four albums and most recently for writing and producing the theme song for the Netflix show Narcos which earned him an Emmy nomination. What you might not know is that Amarante is an inescapable figure in Brazilian music. He is a founding member of the iconic band Los Hermanos and the samba supergroup Orquestra Imperial (alongside Seu Jorge and Moreno Veloso). He has recorded, arranged and written music with Brazilian icons such as Gilberto Gil, Tom Ze and Marisa Monte amongst many and was elected one of the 100 best musicians in Brazilian history by Rolling Stone Magazine. Amarante’s first solo album “Cavalo” was released worldwide in 2014. He has released his first original film score for the British motion picture 7 Days In Entebbe early in 2018 and is now recording his second solo album, to be released early in 2019.