IRMA was born in Lisbon, but her identity reflects the strong influence of Angolan culture, as Angola was the country of origin of her grandparents with whom she grew up. At the age of 12, he inherited a guitar from his mother, which he never stopped exploring, while at the same time venturing into writing songs, first in his room and little by little with the door open to the world. Graduated in Performing Arts, because she always believed that music, theater and dance complement each other, she has several roles as a fiction actress broadcast on several national channels and has already been part of the cast of several musicals.
The Redbeds were born in 2018 in Lisbon, at a time when the band members were more focused on their artistic careers as free-lancers. As a band, The Redbeds seek to mix the essence of classic Rock n' Roll with typical sounds of current POP music, with the aim of not only creating their own identity, but also assuming themselves as a different and comprehensive project. With influences present in Artic Monkeys, Dire Straits, Rolling Stones, AC/DC or The Beatles, they are also guided by more current artists, such as Harry Styles, Måneskin and Shawn Mendes. Not shying away from assuming their own personality, The Redbeds' musical breadth is quite vast, eclectic and dynamic, providing moments that range from the purest Rock n'Roll to Glam Pop. Despite being a recent project, The Redbeds already have important milestones in their curriculum, such as their participation in the Italian film “A Son Named Erasmus” (2019), being the winners of the Rootstock Festival contest (2020) and also for having won the Best New Talent trophy at the IPMA: International Portuguese Music Awards (2021). 2022 marked the year of the official launch of The Redbeds, with a mandatory visit to the Superbock Digital Stage at Rock in Rio Lisboa, with the first single “Come Ride With Me” being released in December 2022.
Francisco, El Hombre performs at Festival Maré de Agosto on a tour celebrating the band's 10th anniversary. Result of a Brazil-Mexico connection, it carries all the particularities of each culture, as well as everything that unites them. The Latin American roots joined the Mexican brothers Sebastianismos (drums) and Mateo Piracés-Ugarte (vocals and guitar) with the Brazilians LAZÚLI (vocals and percussion), Helena Papini (bass) and Andrei Kozyreff (guitar), who combine the sound essence of reggaeton to electronic and punk-rock elements. This musical identity unifies a repertoire that ranges from Dona Onete and Rubel to Sidney Magal, and also extends to the quintet's performances, which translate into a cathartic experience on stage.
Evan Hatfield has become an inspiring new talent within the world electronic music scene. He has become known for his high-energy live performances, where he combines his sitar with a variety of synthesizers, drum machines, and sequencers for a truly exquisite and unique musical journey. Evan Hatfield’s explorations of North Indian Classical music and deep electronic beats have gained the support of DJs and producers worldwide, such as Goldcap, Lee Burridge, Mercan Dede, and many more. His music has been released on a variety of record labels, such as Desert Trax, Do Not Sit On the Furniture, Inward Records, and Pinkturban. A genre-defying artist, Evan Hatfield is not one to miss as he dazzles audiences with his sitar and mesmerizing grooves.
Eugénia Contente Trio results from the expression of the influences of funk, jazz and fusion, shared by the elements of the band. Coming from a desire to play original and instrumental music, the themes are composed by Eugénia Contente, this being done with the musicians in question in mind. Companions of many nights of music, the guitarist is joined by Gabriel Salles Silva, on bass, and Luís Delgado, on drums.
With an absolutely unique voice and timbre, Gisela João is a central figure and one of the most important interpreters in the history of Portuguese music, having been distinguished with numerous awards, including Blitz, Time Out, Expresso and the Golden Globe for Best National Interpreter. A constant presence on national and international stages, with electrifying and unforgettable performances, Gisela João soon established herself in contemporary Fado following the traditional matrix, without deviations or artifices, immersing herself in its genesis, in its authenticity, without excesses or mannerisms, so that in the end it remains genuine.
The band Mellow Mood was formed in Pordenone (Italy) in 2005. Led by twins Jacob and LO Garzia, the reggae band with producer Paolo Baldini, who would later become their dubmaster and sound architect. They made their official debut in 2009, when, with no label, distributor or press office, Mellow Mood released "Move!", an album of roots sounds that was an unexpected international success. Thanks to their extremely intense live activity, Rototom Sunsplash named them the best Italian reggae band and the third best in Europe the same year. Mellow Mood went back into the studio with Baldini in 2012 to record "Well Well Well", and signed a contract with Italy's most important independent label, La Tempesta Dischi, in 2012. In 2014, the band released "Twinz" and "2 The World" the following year, two "twin" albums with many international collaborations. In late 2015, Mellow Mood celebrated the birth of their own sub-publisher La Tempesta Dub (to release the band's future works) with a traveling mini-festival that hosted international guests. In 2018, they announced the release of a new album, titled "Large." At a time when "tropical house" is on the rise Mellow Mood decided to record a simple and straightforward roots reggae album. In late 2018 Mellow Mood and Paolo Baldini jointly released "Large Dub". In late 2019, the band released the ballad "One Night", followed in early 2020 by the Spanish version "Una Noche". In May, Mellow Mood takes part in a compilation produced by Collie Buddz and Johnny Cosmic with the track "Unstoppable," published by US label Ineffable Records. On August 19, 2022, Mellow Mood release their sixth studio album, "Mañana". Written and recorded between 2020 and early 2022, it brings together 7 singles previously released by Ineffable Records and 5 new unreleased songs. The album features seven international artists: Konshens and Anthony B from Jamaica, Iya Terra from the USA and Alborosie, Emeterians, Mr. Wilson and Million Stylez from Europe. Recorded, mixed and produced by Paolo Baldini Dubfiles, Mañana (La Tempesta Dub / Ineffable Records) is available on CD, vinyl and all digital platforms.
Zanova is one of the most successful DJs in the world, all around the globe, fans request her magnetic presence on the DJ Booth. With her Rock Star attitude, she makes the public pulse with her mix of eletrohouse, G house, bass house along the best contemporary hits. Well known for her passion for music and her performance skills, Zanova takes the crowd on a musical journey during her gigs, understandings what the pubic wants to hear in order to make the party come alive. Zanova released her last track BASKET BALL on the buygore Label. This is a major collaboration with renowned artists BORGORE and KARETUSthat leaves no one indifferent and shows how the DJ and Producer remains faithful to her versatile and addictive productions.
Carmen Souza was born in Lisbon in 1981, into a Cape Verdean family, and grew up speaking Creole and Portuguese as a matter of course. She started in the music world at an early age and it was Theo Pascal who, discovering her talent, led her to explore jazz and soul languages, having built an international career from the beginning. Last October she released her new album "Interconnectedness", this being her tenth album.
The name FERRO GAITA comes from the combination of two instruments: The Iron (piece of metal played with a knife) and the Gaita (type of accordion), used in Cape Verdean traditional music, as base instruments of the musical genre most played by the group: the FUNANÁ, which had its genesis with the arrival of the accordion in Cape Verde, with the peasant of the Interior of Santiago taking possession of this instrument and singing their soul and their typical experience; with much poverty, revolt and hidden contestation, reasons that led to the music being forbidden in public places, during the Colonial epoch. On July 22, 1996, the musical group FERRO GAITA was born, formed by 3 young musicians, that discovered in the bagpipes, the iron, the drums and the bass guitar, new ways to the Funaná, that started their performances in bars and street concerts, soon they called the people's attention for the hot and different sound that they presented, having as corollary the invitation to participate in one of the biggest Festivals of Cape Verde in May of 97, the Festival of Gambôa, in Praia - Island of Santiago.
Founded in 2008 by three friends, Aron Mellergård, Jonah Nilsson and Henrik Linder, as an experiment to try things beyond what was considered allowed in normal musical sessions. After two years of slightly altering popular tunes the band decided to upload a cover version of Lady Gaga’s ”Just Dance” on YouTube in order to, perhaps, get a gig or two. More cover videos were released and gained a lot of momentum, which eventually led to a record deal working with Andreas Carlsson and David Foster. The first album "Loopified" was released in 2014, containing mostly original songs. Upon its release Dirty Loops embarked on a world tour as a headline act and as support for Maroon 5. According to Wikipedia the band formed a Dream Theater tribute band in 2018, none of the band members have any recollection of this, but agrees that it would have been fun if it was true. In 2021 the album "Phoenix" was released and in 2022 Dirty Loops collaborated with Cory Wong and released their co-album "Turbo". As of 2023 Dirty Loops is heading out for a tour and are currently working on their next album!
DJs KISS KISS BANG BANG are an unusual musical duo. Anyone who has ever been to one of their performances knows perfectly well how it ends: At the end everyone is completely exhausted from dancing and singing! KISS KISS BANG BANG are unique in combining a varied, quality musical style with excellent vocal interaction with the audience throughout the performance. They can literally bring any event or club to its knees! It is usual to find KISS KISS BANG BANG present in the biggest events and academic nights in the country, given the massive amount of young followers and college students. Their last single, "Get Ready for Tonight", had a great success in several platforms being for several months on air in the Portuguese Radio. During 2018 they were on the biggest national stages, highlighting the opening of MEO SUDOESTE 2018, performing for more than 30 thousand young people. Since 2013 they have already passed through reference events such as MEO SUDOESTE, Queima das Fitas Porto, Happy Holi Festival of Colors, Lisbon Academic Week, Aveiro Enterro, Ocean Spirit, Covilhã Freshman Reception, Raya Jovem Fest, Lavre Festival, Nazaré Beach Party, São Mateus Fair, Jaime Moniz Gala (Madeira), Sea Week (Azores), El Escorial Madrid, Santiagro, among others. They have already been present in several renowned clubs in Portugal such as Urban Beach (Lisbon), Kasa da Praia (Porto), LICK (Vilamoura), Bliss Weekly Residence (Vilamoura), NB Club (Coimbra) Companhia Club (Covilhã), Twiit (Coimbra), Manjedoura (Milfontes), Via Rápida (Porto), Rio Club (Lourinhã), MAIN (Lisbon), RES (Santarém), Kremlin (Lisbon), PLACE (Lisbon), Tamariz (Estoril), among others.
Lucas Oliver, Luso-German, natural of Santa Maria Island, started his adventure in the world of deejaying with 10 years of age, but professionally only 5 years ago.
Now 23 years old, he is a pro-active young man with a promising future, is currently involved in several projects, having started this year his adventure abroad taking his musical style very much directed towards Tech House - Drum and Bass - All Around.
As in the previous edition, DJ Latenight is once again the Resident DJ for the 39th Edition of the Maré de Agosto Festival.