Brazilian Musicians Living in California that Helps to Spread the Brazilian Culture Through Music

By Lindenberg Junior | Translation: Amanda Peter

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Around the world, Brazilian music is appreciated and loved, and its rhythms and beauty can be recognized by whoever has the opportunity to get in contact with it. Just like soccer, Brazilian music became a trend almost everywhere you go. Bossa Nova was very much responsible for that during the 60’s and afterward, and it opened the doors for other Brazilian rhythms to thrive beyond Brazilian boundaries.

Great musicians from all over the globe are now singing and playing Brazilian music, and in the U.S we have a bunch of them! Including in the Golden State in cities such as L.A, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and San Francisco.

And as a Brazilian media group in California, we started a series in 2015 to show these musicians little by little every year in our Music Special Issue, usually in the first or second issue of each year. Since then we have shown 6 to 8 local Brazilian musicians residents in California that in one way or another have helped to disseminate Brazilian culture through music.

There are too many to show them all at once, as we believe those who work as “full-time” or “part-time” musicians and live in California easily number over 150. For obvious reasons, we show (in our print edition) 8 of them in 2015, continue with 6 more in 2016, again 8 in 2017, and continuing doing it almost every year. In our 100th issue at the end of 2020 we did bring 10 of them. Below you will find a list of the “Músicos Brasileiros Vivendo na Califórnia” and that grow each year!

Lula Almeida

Ana Gazzola

Flavio Ribeiro

Renato Cupim

Beto Gonzalez

Luiza Marques

Sonia Santos

Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro


Andréa Ferraz

Andre Monari 

João Sousa

Gustavo Campos

Angelo Metz

Cyro Abreu

Caro Pierotto

Daniel Carneiro

Ney Rios 

Gibi dos Santos

Mario Marauak

Marcele Berger

Zé Bruno Eisenberg

Sandro Feliciano 

Fabiano do Nascimento

Kleber Jorge

Flavia De Mellow

Jonathan Maia

Nilo Ayele

Carla Hasset

Sandro Rebel

Rogério Peixoto

Katia Moraes

Natalia Spadine

Deborah di Maski

Fábio Jahgun

Airto Moreira and Flora Purim

Catina DeLuna

Ryaquel Rockie 



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