During the following days (11-15 January) NY will be home to the first major music event of the year, APAP. The 2013 conference offers open space formats, interactive dialogue sessions, member-organized forums, and a consultation salon with experts, pre- and post-conference resources to help sustain the attendee’s work and ensure the vitality of the organization and the arts in the communities involved.
And as mentioned in previous posts, BRMusicExchange’s team represented by David Mcloughlin e Robert Singerman, together with representatives of the Brazilian music industry, will be gathered around Hilton NY to discuss the music industry and businesses actively.
For those interested in exchanging information about the Brazilian music business, here are some of BRMusicExchange’s partners, that will be attending the conference this year:
• Dauton Janota, CEO of PLEIMO is involved with the music industry since the 80s and now specializes in the long tail. The platform Pleimo.com aims 360 degree monetization of artists and discovering new talents for its users. A SaaS that monetizes the artist via streaming or sale of phonogram and videos, ticket sales, merchandising and crowdfunding. For the users (fans), Pleimo is a one-stop-shop site and a source of discovering new talent. PLEIMO is launching worldwide in 2013 and APAP is an opportunity to work with Brasil, Music & Artes and to get to meet and start to work with America and other music professionals around the globe, who will be attending and exhibiting.
• Representing Coletivo Chama, a Rio de Janeiro based artist collective acknowledged as one of the most creative powerhouses of contemporary brazilian music, these three artists will be featured on APAP 2013:
Pedro Moraes: Hailed by NPR.ORG as “one of the 10 artists you should have known in 2012″, idealizer and curator of the “Brazilian Explorative Music” series, the Rio de Janeiro born Moraes has been touring extensively to the US, Europe and Asia since 2007. With his mastery of Brazilian, Latin and self-created rhythms, and deceptively organic melodies which place him on the forefront of an intriguing “vanguard of neo traditionalists” (Tom Pryor – NatGEO), the 33 year old singer, guitarist and composer has been establishing himself as an ambassador of this generation.
Ivo Senra: The Rio based pianist, sound designer and composer will present on the stage of LPR some of the explorations which have led him to be awarded the “Premio da Música Brasileira” as a musical producer, on the category “Brazilian Electronic music”. With his unusual trio formation of Piano (Ivo), nylon string guitar (Luis Leite) and Baritone Sax (Jorge Continentino), his project “Consciente vs Inconsciente” (Conscious vs. Unconscious) is a true step into an unknown realm within brazilian instrumental music.
Sergio Krakowski: 33 year old Sergio Krakowski is widely considered one of the best Pandeiro players in the world. Crossing over national and cultural barriers, he´s developed a full range of new strikes and techniques, and applied them from fundamental Choro to full blown Jazz and Contemporary Music. In addition to his vibrant musical achievements, Krakowski, who has shared the stage with artists such as Maria Bethânia, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Lenine, David Linx, Maria João, etc, has also developed, acquiring in the process a Computer Music Phd, software for live pandeiro-computer interaction, triggering video and sound that turn his performances into unique multimedia experiences.
• Ginga P. is a multi-faceted company active in various areas related to music and culture. The slogan “Trazendo a música do mundo até você” (Bringing the music of the world to you) describes the concept of the company: to promote cultural and business exchanges between Brazil and international market, overcoming comercial, bureaucratic and logistical challenges with “ginga” and creativity. Recent projects: Reconcavo Jazz Festival, Santo Antonio Jazz Festival (headlined by McCoy Tyner), “Encontros Percussivos — Um diálogo entre a tecnologia e a diversidade musical”, Joshua Redman and Orkestra Rumpilezz Brazil Tour. In their third year at APAP, in 2013 Ginga P. will be working on several different initiatives related to exchanges in both directions (Brazil – US and US – Brazil). These include a summer 2013 tour for the band Baiana System and a new workshop project from maestro Letieres Leite (Orkestra Rumpilezz) on afro-baiano rhythms for jazz and orchestras. They will also be looking for US based artists to participate in the 2013 & 2014 editions of the Santo Antônio Jazz Festival & Recôncavo Jazz Festival. In addition they will be distributing a limited quantity of the Bahia Music Export compilation CD (vol 3).
• Scubidu Music was established in 2006 to provide a comprehensive approach to Brazilian music: we manage young Brazilian musician’s careers, we promote foreign artists tours countrywide and we launch our music through our own label. The company relies on a Brazilian-centered/World-oriented management that places the artists where it matters – on-stage, online and offline. In 2013 Scubidu Music will be present at APAP for the third time. This year we are mainly focusing on US tours for Ricardo Herz Trio (official Womex 12 selection – JazzAhead 13 selection), reggae/afrobeat-influenced singer Anelis and Orquestra Brasileira de Música Jamaicana, a group that plays Brazilian classics the Jamaican way. Having promoted a successful tours in 2012 (Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, McCoy Tyner, Kymani Marley, Didier Lockwood, amongst others), we are again looking for well-established, renowned artists to tour Brazil in the second semester of 2013.
After a day of exchanging information, why not relax to the sound of… Brazilian music? As part of BMA’s effort of promoting Brazilian music to international audiences during APAP, two music events have been scheduled in NY.
Nightclub SOBs will be home of “Samba Saturday”, with three gigs programmed for the 12th. NYChoro, Matuto and Dende & Band are expected to play starting at 7pm, bringing to the audience some samples of more traditional rhythms of our national production. For reservations, click here.
On Monday, 14th, the tone is set on the experimental and names such as Pedro Moraes, Gabriel Santiago, Mozik, Sergio Krakowski Trio, among others, take the stage at Le Poisson Rouge. The project presented, Brazilian Explorative Music draws from a centennial tradition of musical innovators, who have, both individually and as members of movements such as Choro, Bossa Nova, Tropicalia and Clube da Esquina, catalyzed innovation from canon, universal from indigenous, timeless from vanguardist. Although enjoying less publicity over the last couple of decades than other musical scenes bearing more radio-friendly beats and sociologically seductive leads, aesthetically explorative music in Brazil is thriving — and during this evening, from brazilian jazz to other forms of instrumental music, from modern songwriting to contemporary electro-acoustic music, some of this universe will reveal itself. In between sets, music videos of other artists of this generation will be played, so that a wider variety within this scene can be experienced.