Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Pia Ferreira He is the Brazilian representative of the North American project Tiny Desk meets GlobalFest 2023. Your presentation will be broadcast YouTube by NPR Music On January 25 at 22:15 (Brasilia time).
accompanied by Erica Silva in the bass, Mary Lima on the guitar and foot strikes On drums, Pia recorded her engagement at Ocupação 9 de Julho, in São Paulo, a location chosen because it is a building occupied by the MSTC – Movimento dos Sem Roto do Centro – a symbol of the current national resistance that guarantees those who live there access to education, culture, and citizenship , environmental and sports training, and the pursuit of social and democratic awareness and inclusion. Touching on anti-racism, cemeteries, and the struggle for women, as well as sapatão love, walking between R&B, rap and Brazilian music, the repertoire includes songs from “Igreja Lesbiteriana” and “Um Chamado e Faminta”, the first and second albums respectively.
“I was really scared when the invitation to do Tiny Desk came up because I thought it was a joke. And I was so happy because most of the artists that I love around the world played at Tiny Desk,” he says. “Being able to have this platform as a space to expand where my art arrives is an incredible pleasure! Being able to count on having Pé Beat, Mari Lima and Erica Silva in this band made all the difference. The groove came out beautifully and I’m so proud of the result.”
Headquartered in New York, Tiny Desk meets GlobalFEST in its third edition. Due to pandemic demand, the collaboration between nonprofit organization NPR Music (Tiny Desk) and platform GlobalFEST came about in 2021. The project features exclusive video performances from artists filmed in their homelands, on the road or in exile around the world.
“GlobalFEST has been a great way to discover music from around the world and bringing the GlobalFEST stage to our Tiny Desk (At Home) concert series has been a gateway to a new audience and an opening to so many amazing talents.” , Says Bob Bolin, creator of Tiny Desk. “The opportunity to bring global FEST artists—past festivals, current festivals, and artists we haven’t worked with before—into viewers’ homes with these exclusive shows filmed around the world is the perfect way to broaden your music audience. – GlobalFEST Chairs and Directors, Bill BraginAnd Isabelle Soffer And Shanta Thak.
This year, the annual series will air online for three nights from January 24-26, with American Beninese Angelique Kidjo, a five-time Grammy winner, as Master of Ceremonies. Starting at 10 pm, three pocket shows from different parts of the planet will take place in sequence. In addition to Pia Ferreira, they are also in line The daughters of Al-Hawariat and Israa Warda (Morocco and USA), Cui Jian (China), Dakh girls (Ukraine), Justin Adams and Mauro Durante (UK and Italy), Moonlight Benjamin (Haiti and France), Nora Mint Simali (Mauritania), Santiagoro Septet (Cuba) and Trav from Calio (Romania).
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