“Inventors for the new-music scene in Brazil” - Tony AllenBOOK TICKETS
"An extraordinary style - the music echoes everything from punk rock to free-form jazz and samba." - The Guardian
“Inventors for the new-music scene in Brazil” - Tony Allen.
Formed in 2008, Metá Metá is Juçara Marçal (singer), Thiago França (saxophone) and Kiko Dinucci (guitar). The group have 3 albums and 2 EPs to their name, and have aroused media attention with their new and unexpected approach to Brazilian music, beyond outworn cliches, mixing elements from Brazilian chansong with African music, jazz and rock.
The band has also become known for its influence of African-Brazilian culture, more specifically the African religions in Brazil, called "Candomblé", most commonly from Yoruba, Fon and Bantu groups. "Meta Meta", Yoruba term, means "three at the
Metá Metá is the centre of a new musical scene in Sao Paulo, in which the artists work in collaboration with each other, among them are Rodrigo Campos, Romulo FrÛes and another group called "Passo Torto". The creative collective has released over 30 albums in 5 years in collaboration with icons such as Tony Allen, Criolo, Tom Zé and Elza Soares.
In its first album, "Meta Meta" (2011), the band presented a minimalistic sound with few instruments, combining polyphony and silence.
On the second one, "Metal Metal" (2012), it radically changed to a significantly more powerful and bulky sound, mixing influences from traditional Brazilian music, African, Latin, free jazz, punk and avant-garde. The album got several positive reviews and compliments from Brazilian and international media, on Publications from The Guardian, The Independent & Rolling Stone. The band performed at Roskilde, Transmusicles and Mawazine, to name a few major international festivals, and also toured a great deal in their homeland.
The third record, "MM3", the group presents yet another path, strongly influenced by music from Morroco, Ethiopia, Niger and Mali. MM3 was recorded live in two days and brings a more flexible sound with almost liquid structures, raging dynamics and lots of improvisation, faithful to the ecstatic and cathartic feeling from the group's live performances.