Repasseado emerged in the summer of 2019 to consolidate the work of a team with 20 years of experience booking concerts and tours in festivals and venues around the world.
They were responsible for the portuguese band Dazkarieh career for 15 years, a notorious journey in festivals all over the world, showing that Portugal still had many surprises to show in the roots music scene.
Repasseado seeks to bring together a community of artists at the forefront of Portuguese music. A vanguard that increasingly includes elements of Portuguese culture and identity together with the most contemporary expressions.
In recent years Repasseado team has been actively involved in the careers of its artists who have played in festivals such as Womex, Reepperbahn, Eurosonic, Rudolstadt, Kaustinen, Viljandi, Dranouter, Live at Heart, Exib Musica, FolkHebst, WestWay Lab, Med, Iminente, Artes à Rua, etc., and in the production of educational and involving local communities projects. They have also consolidated themselves on national and international radio and charts and have had reviews in important world music magazines such as Songlines, Folker, fRoots and Folkworld.
Repasseado bets on booking and management of its artists but also encompasses a know-how that ranges from ethno-musical knowledge to new technologies such as video-mapping, light design with time code programming and live looping.
The national and internationalisation consolidation of Repasseado artists is undoubtedly a focal point of a work that seeks to make the world aware of an emerging Portuguese musical identity.
Seiva look at the Portuguese soul – present in work songs, in pilgrimages, in square drums (Adufe) and tambourines, in ancient rhythms and songs of faith, with special emphasis on the “Senhoras” songs, the women who protect, welcome, and know all evils. The women of immemo- rial ancestry invoked in songs that transform faith into true healing acts.
Joana Negrão, after years of learning with older women about ancient songs and female percussion, incarnates each one of these women in her performances and gives herself to them with love and devotion in each song. Seiva find, in the traditional Portuguese female songs, the root of their identity which gains even more echo in the percussions of Rita Nóvoa, who combines grace and strength with drums that make your heart beat faster. Rhythms that time leaves behind but that are reinvented in new existences and new textures. Seiva are also the viola braguesa, the cavaquinho, the Portuguese bagpipes, and the electricity and electronics of Vasco Ribeiro Casais.
Seiva look forward to breaking new ground, mixing tradition with electronics and electricity without shame or purism. They bring all this rurality to the rock-urban habitat of their members and they try to renew their whole culture and show it to the World.
Seiva began their career in 2014, with the goal of making a musical project totally based on Portuguese oral tradition. Heirs of Dazkarieh, Vasco Ribeiro Casais and Joana Negrão brought to Seiva their know how and will to explore the Portuguese traditional music even further. They wanted to create a band that sought the deepest Portuguese roots – the most hidden and ancient ones.
In May 2015 they released their first album, homonym and author edition, with physical distribution worldwide by the German label Galileo MC and with digital distribution on all platforms, starting from the beginning with the idea of opening doors outside Portugal. Their debut single "Dura de Roer" ran on a playlist at TSF (Portuguese Radio), and the album promotion took them to Radio Dreyeckland in Germany, Radio Popo- lare in Italy, Les Rutes del So in Barcelona, which named the album Seiva as the 2nd best of 2015. They played a series of concerts at venues and festivals throughout Portugal and received good reviews in folk and worldmusic magazines and sites such as fRoots, Songlines, Folker, Folkworld, and some out-of-doors concerts such as Folk Hebst in Germany, Eurofonik festival inNantes (France), the Ghanafest Festival in Malta, and the Night of the Arts in Helsinki (Finland).
In 2019, Seiva won the “Prémio Impulso” award for best concert, attributed by EXIB – Expo Iberoamericana de Música. In 2020, in the midst of a pandemic crisis, they took important steps in consolidating their international career with showcases at the WestWay Lab (played and broad- cast live), at the BIME City of Bilbao, at SIM São Paulo (West Way Lab broadcast), and are in the roster for the INES Talent 2020 selection. In 2021 they streamed live to the NAMM 2021 Festival, and performed live at the opening ceremony fo Womex.
2022 is already marked by the release of Seiva’s new album “Murmúrios e outros rumores”.
Joana Negrão: Voz, Gaita-de-foles Portuguesa, Adufe;
Vasco Ribeiro Casais: Braguesa, Cavaquinho, Adufe, Gaitas-de-foles Portuguesas;
Rita Nóvoa: Percussões Portuguesas;
Omiri is one of the most original projects to reinvent Portuguese music.
To reinvent tradition, nothing better than bringing the real players of Portuguese culture to the show itself; musicians and soundscapes from all over Portugal playing and singing as if they were part of the same universe. Not in flesh and blood but in sound and image, with video field recordings manipulated in order to serve as a musical base for Vasco Ribeiro Casais's composition and improvisation.
Omiri is, above all, remix, the culture of the 21st century, mixing in one show already forgotten musical practices, making them permeable and accessible to the culture of our day, synchronizing forms and music of Portuguese rural tradition with the language of the urban culture.
In the last years Omiri has established itself as one of Portugal most international musical projects, taking Portuguese culture to the four corners of the world and performing in major national and international festivals such as Womex, Reepperbahn, Eurosonic, Rudolstadt, Kaustinen, Viljandi, Dranouter, Live at Heart, Exib- Music, Iminente, WestWay Lab, Med, Artes à Rua among many others.
In parallel with the stage concerts, it also develops special projects with the involvement of local communities and aimed at specific regions such as the unique shows in Évora, Pombal, Alcanena, Tomar and Setúbal, which resulted in the books/cds: “Alentejo vol.I: Évora ", “Beira-Litoral and Ribatejo vol.I: Pombal, Alcanena and Tomar and “Estremadura vol.I: Setúbal”, undoubtedly masterpieces that re-interpret the entire culture of a region.
Live, besides solo shows, Vasco Ribeiro Casais perform with 2 dancers that give heart to Filipa Peraltinha's choreographies in a mix of Hip-Hop, Contemporanean Dance and tradition. Maria Antunes, Guilherme Brak-Lamy and Rafaela Pinto are the dancers with whom Vasco shares the stage.
"For some years now, Vasco Ribeiro Casais has built a well-earned reputation for being one of the most original and exciting musicians to pick up on the Portuguese traditional rhythms and smash them against other European folk forms alongside is sober use of electronics. His project OMIRI remains a facisnating demonstration on how to do this.(...)" in Songlines (UK)
““Baile Electrônico” has real moments of genius of a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer of rare sensitivity (...) a huge record.” in ofado.pt
"An album that works perfectly both at home and in the dance club around the corner. Beneficially different!" in sound-and-image.de
"This recording has energy and coherence, and is one more step forward on an interesting artist's journey." in rootswold.com
(...) “a harmony between sound and video, rural and urban”(...) in tracker-magazine.com
(...) “one of the night's concerts.” (...) (Festival Bons Sons 2014) in altamont.pt
(...)”the sound power of tradition today.”(...) in amusicaportuguesa.blogs.sapo.pt
(...)a new meaning for the word 'Party'.(...) in Sofar Sounds Lisbon
(...)"one of the most creative and interesting artists in the actual Portuguese music scene." in infocul.pt OMIRI "Alentejo vol.I: Évora" top 19 - Record of the year 2019 in revistavariacoes.pt
"Baile Electrónico" top 3 in World Music Charts Europe (September 2017) Inatel Award in Iberian Festival Awards 2020
A CANTADEIRA is the woman who sings: ancient melodies, rhythms and identity.
A CANTADEIRA is a Woman, Mother, Singer, Bagpiper and Adufeira, (Adufe player, the traditional square drum) who types melodies, candescent noises and murmurs. She sings the identity in a tapestry of voices, like lines that intertwine one another. She looks for inspiration in the women of the past and the women of today, in our mothers, aunts and grandmothers whose voices sang us lullaby’s, cradled, nourished and raised us leaving in each one of us a strong and emotional feminine legacy.
A CANTADEIRA is Joana Negrão, with a musical background linked to Portuguese oral music, from her band Dazkarieh in the past to Seiva, in the present.
She performs solo in a show in which the voice is the guiding thread for ancestral and current soundscapes. Using the constant recording of layers of overlapping, voices are recorded live and in real time.
A CANTADEIRA has a Woman Voice and voice is Power!
Joana Negrão: Vocals, Vocal loops, Adufe, Pandeireta, Bombo, Portuguese Bag-pipes;
BICHO CARPINTEIRO presents an instrumental rock and a “muscled” folk washed down with viras, fados, chulas and lengalengas served on a tray of electronic environments seasoned with all the richness that Portuguese tradition has to offer.
Violas braguesa and beiroa and electrified cavaquinhos, traditional bass drums and square drums and rhyming slang with auto-tune are the tools that Vasco Ribeiro Casais (Omiri, Seiva, Dazkarieh) and Rui Rodrigues (Casuar, LOT, Uxukalhus), two musicians with “BICHO CARPINTEIRO”, use and abuse to bring a nostalgic cauldron of Portugal to a new light.
"DA SEIVA À ÁRVORE" is a workshop-show accompanied by an illustrated book with the songs presented (lyrics and sheet music) and small pedagogical activities based on the contents of the songs. It is a creation of SEIVA to invite the youngest to learn more about traditional music and the cultural identity of Portugal. "DA SEIVA À À ÀRVORE" wants to show the musical past through songs that were part of everyday life in the recent past: songs linked to agricultural cycles, to pilgrimages, to festivals. The reality of a more rural country that sang, at a time when the big machines had not yet invaded the fields.
“DA SEIVA À ÁRVORE” asks: And now, is there still singing? What do we sing today, in our day-to-day life? Are there bagpipes in Portugal? And that square instrument, what is it? Who is the Lady of the Milk? Is Margaça a plant? Whose neighbor is the murmuradeira? Questions that remain in the air but will not go unanswered. In this show, children and young people will have the opportunity to be in a professional concert, but with the chance to interrupt, talk to the musicians, ask questions about the instruments, how they work, what part of the country they come from, and understand more about the songs.
"DA SEIVA À À ÀRVORE" aims to recover the connection of younger audiences, still at school age, with their own culture and give them the experience of a live concert, without puris- mos, nor paternalism. Portuguese culture is alive and wants to be known by all.
The book has a free direct link for listening to the songs online. A copy will be offered to the host entity and will also be available for sale.
Target audience: pre-school, 1st and 2nd cycle.
Lusitanian Ghosts features ancient Portuguese chordophones and other European string instruments, promoting ancient sounds in the 21st Century.
Re-casting these heritage folk violas into rock n roll songs, the artist collective writes from a socio-political perspective on building a better world, creating songs from and for the heart and the mind.
Their second album, recorded on analogue tape at Clouds Hill Studios in Hamburg, will be out towards the end of 2020.
It is a musical project that mixes indie songwriting with traditional Portuguese instruments like the Beiroa, Campaniça, Braguesa, Terceirense and Amarantina guitars – or violas as they are called in Portugal: each with its own string arrangements and tunings.
Lusitanian Ghosts was founded by Neil Leyton and Micke Ghost, when Leyton took a viola Amarantina from Lisbon to Stockholm; Leyton then decided to make an experimental album mixing the various regional Lusitanian (Portuguese) chordophones with their usual brand of singer-songwriter rock n roll.
The collective gathered at Canoa Studios in Portugal, with producer Ricardo Ferreira, and recorded ten songs, featuring Leyton on bass as well as the viola Beiroa; Micke Ghost on the Amarantina; Vasco Ribeiro Casais aka OMIRI on the Braguesa and Nyckelharpa; O Gajo on the viola Campaniça; and Primitive Reason’s Abel Beja on the viola Terceira. In the absence of Lil’ Ghost, who would join later, Ricardo also played the viola Toeira: making it 6 regional chordophones on this unique record.
Along with the debut album there is a feature documentary film that also interviews several chordophone experts who explain why most of these Portuguese ancient instruments became forgotten – almost extinct – over time.
These historic instruments… they are the real Lusitanian Ghosts.
MARINHA GRANDE (PT) - POPULAR INATEL 21.30h
DA SEIVA À ÁRVORE (Duo acústico)
MARINHA GRANDE (PT) - POPULAR INATEL 15.30h
MOITA (PT) - PRAÇA DA REPÚBLICA 21.30h
OSTRAVA (CZ) - FESTIVAL COLOURS OF OSTRAVA
RIO DE ONOR (PT) - FESTIVAL RIO DE ONOR
RIO DE ONOR (PT) - FESTIVAL RIO DE ONOR
POMBAL (PT) - FESTIVAL TI MILHA 20.30h
CELORICO DE BASTO (PT)
CELORICO DE BASTO (PT)
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (ES)
BRAGA (PT) - FESTIVAL DO BIRA AO SAMBA
CARVALHAIS (PT) - FESTIVAL TRADIDANÇAS
CEM SOLDOS (PT) - FESTIVAL BONS SONS
IRPINO (IT) - ARIANO FOLK FESTIVAL
LAGES DO PICO (PT)
TAVIRA (PT) - FEIRA DA DIETA MEDITERRÂNEA
PONTA DELGADA (PT) - TEATRO MICAELENSE
PARIS (FR) - HOTEL DU VILLE
VALENÇA/ TUI (PT/ES) - FESTIVAL MUMI
CATALUNHA (ES) - FIRA MANRESA
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