This award-winning singer, with a career spanning two decades, recreates the atmosphere of the samba circles in a project that celebrates the most Brazilian of musical genres…
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17 years ago, Roberta Sá made an impact on the Brazilian music scene with the release of “Braseiro” (2005), her first album, which was critically acclaimed. Since then, the singer has developed a solid career, through works with a strong presence of Brazilian rhythms and composers. From regional to pop music, including samba and forró, Roberta has paid homage to classics while developing her own signature sound.
Samba has always been part of Roberta Sá’s trajectory. Since childhood, the rhythm has been present in her life and naturally gained a privileged space in her discography and in the concerts she has been performing. An important chapter of this history was written with the release of “Sambasá”, a project that debuted in the summer of 2021. On stage, Roberta recreates the atmosphere of the samba circles and celebrates the most Brazilian of musical genres.
“I always wanted to do a show like this, like a samba circle, where people can sing the songs, with sambas that are more ‘open and out loud’. “Sambasá” came to be part of my life, and I will perform it whenever there is an opportunity,” says Roberta.
The songs in her repertoire include new songs as well as hits by names such as Zeca Pagodinho, Alcione, Xande de Pilares, Martinho da Vila, Dudu Nobre and Jorge Aragão. The feminine force in samba is remembered and reaffirmed through classics by Dona Ivone Lara, Alcione, Jovelina Pérola Negra, and Beth Carvalho – who receives a special tribute with the inclusion of “Samba de Arerê” and “Água de Chuva no Mar”.
“Sambasá” has a band that specializes in making people dance all night long: Roberta sings accompanied by Alaan Monteiro (cavaquinho and musical direction), André Manhães (drums), Gabriel de Aquino (guitar), João Rafael (bass), and Thiaguinho Castro (pandeiro, congas, caixa, repique de anel, tamborim, effects).