The melody of the ‘partido alto’ samba would have to be sung with the pressure one need to overcome the power of rock. In other words: more than a conjunction of styles, it had to be an amalgamate. With that in mind – the solid purpose to bring to the rock the ‘streetwisdom’ of samba – these six musicians, habitués of Lapa, ‘backyard’ for Madame Satã and other scoundrels, got together to merge distorted guitars with tamborim, to play in 2/4 and to establish a definitive link between rock and samba through Mané Sagaz. Once that bridge was built, Marcos Bassini (lead vocal), Paulo Afonso (lead guitar), Euler Costa (base guitar), Bruno Mazza (bass), Carlos Sales (drums) and Bibo Bassini (percussions) started to build a faithful audience from live performances in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, at the same time pleasing the Greeks of rock’n’roll and surprising the Trojans of samba.
‘Mangueira’, football, infidelity, humor, in other words: ‘malandragem’ (streetwise). For those who allow themselves to blend their own concepts, Mané Sagaz is vitamin. Plenty of ‘partido alto’, ‘samba de roda’ and rock’n’roll. Marcos Bassini (vocal) Paulo Afonso (guitar) Euler Costa (guitar) Bruno Mazza (bass) Carlos Sales(drums) Bibo(percussions) Diogo (percussions) Read more on Last.fm.
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