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Harmonia do Samba

Thelonious Moog

RELEASE HARMONIA DO SAMBA – ALBUM “SELO DE QUALIDADE”

Music that has conquered devoted fans all over Brazil and from around the world;

seventeen years on stage, twelve CDs and three DVDs recorded. Harmonia do Samba

has an amazing story of unforgettable awards, hard work, determination and a superior

quality of a music legacy.

Harmonia do Samba’s seventeen year veteran work started with their first appearance

in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil with their hit song “Ven Nenem,” in 1999 and their trademark

sound has made an indelible mark on the genre of pagode music which they define.

With more than 4 million records sold, the group performs an average of 120 concerts

per year in Brazil and abroad. Harmonia do Samba is known to be the leader of pagode

from Bahia and has achieved a solid place in the scene of Música Popular Brasileira.

The band composed by Xanddy, Roque Cezar, Bimba, Martins and Luciano brings a

unique swing to the stage, mixing pagode and axé. The group creates a particular

signature rhythm that seduces followers from all over the world.

During the summer of 2011 Harmonia do Samba recorded their third DVD entitled “Selo

de Qualidade”. The record is characterized for the union of old hits and new songs,

transmitting on each track the swing and happiness of the group during their live

performances.

With executive director Fábio Almeida, video director Alejandro Alvaro and music

director Bimba the album “Selo de Qualidade” releases Brazilian national hits such

as “Rebola”, “Viola do Lú”, “Vem neném”, “Desafio” and “Paradinha”. Eight out of the

22 songs of the album are brand new! The song “Selo de Qualidade” was chosen to

name the album. The DVD was recorded at Sambódromo de Manaus, in the state of

Amazonas. For Xandy (vocals) the group chose the city of Manaus due to “the amazing

relationship that Harmonia do Samba has developed with the city throughout their

career”.

Famous artists from Brazil have collaborated with the acclaimed Harmonia do Samba;

such as Ivete Sangalo, Sandra de Sá, Cláudia Leite, Carla Perez, Léo Santana (Parangolé),

Márcio Victor (Psirico), Saulo Fernandes (Banda Eva) and the group Exaltasamba are

among the ones who shared the stage with the band during the recording of their 3

DVDs.