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Mariene de Castro burst on the Brazilian music scene like a force of nature. Starting off with Carlinhos Brown as one of the vocalists in Timbalada she soon moved on to shine as a solo artist focused the samba of her home state of Bahia. She quickly became one of the most popular artists on the local scene, cultivating an enthusiastic following that encompassed various segments of the market, from traditional samba to comercial pop to alternative cultural. In 2011, upon signing a three album deal with Universal Records she turned her attention to Rio de Janeiro, where she has established herself as a rising star within the comercial revival samba has been experiencing there. Those who accompanied her trajectory over the years will have noted in detail the refined cut to her singing: powerful, warm and fluid. True to her artistic principals, which emanate from popular culture of Brazil, with a “a força que vem da raiz “ (a power that comes from the roots) she has blossomed into the domain a true songstress, with the blessings of two “madrinhas” (godmothers), Beth Carvalho and Maria Bethania and one “padrinho”(godfather), (Zeca Pagodinho, all of whom are participating as guest artists on her most recent work, her third studio album, and fifth of here career, “Colhieta”.

Samba and candomble; atabaques and strings; rustic and refined; festive and romantic; Amazon and Cape Verde; and finally the bridge between Rio and Bahia – Mariene brings together diverse influences, blending together rhythms, themes and epochs.

Mariene de Castro despontou no cenário musical brasileiro identificada como uma força da natureza. Começou sua carreira junto a Carlinhos Brown na Timbalada e rapidamente a cantora adquiriu brilho próprio. Quem a viu crescer nesses anos todos, pôde notar em detalhes a lapidação de seu canto, potente, afinado e caloroso. Fiel a seus princípios, que emanam da cultura popular, com “a força que vem da raiz”, ela amplia seu domínio de grande cantora com a bênção de duas madrinhas (Beth Carvalho e Maria Bethânia) e um padrinho (Zeca Pagodinho), que fazem participações significativas cantando com ela em seu mais recente trabalho, o terceiro álbum de estúdio e o quinto da carreira, intitulado “Colheita”. Samba e candomblé, atabaques e cordas, o rústico e o polido, o festivo e o amoroso, Amazônia e Cabo Verde: na ponte Rio-Bahia, Mariene congrega diversas influências, misturando ritmos, temas e tempos.

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