Renata Rosa, is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and rabeca player. Over the last 10 years, Renata has played more than 200 concerts across Europe performing in major concert halls and at renowned festivals. She performed concerts for the Musée du Louvre and for the Theater de la Ville of Paris and in 2016 she joined the artistic team of the Rio 2016 Olympics games to compose the opening song of the Summer Olympics.
In 2004, her debut Zunido da Mata earned her one of the most prestigious prizes in international world music - the Choc de l’Année awarded by the French Le Monde de la Musique magazine. Her second release, Manto dos Sonhos won her Best Singer at the Brazilian Music Awards and was nominated for World Music Central’s Best World Music Album 2012.
In her latest album, Encantações, her music pays homage to the musical tradition and rhythms of northeastern Brazil. Her energetic performances transport audiences to the vibrant tribal communities of that area, with an striking blend of power and sensitivity.
In 2017 Renata performed for the first time in the UK, at Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. Her new album Encantações was chosen as one of the TOP of the world list in Songlines magazine in the UK.
Hyphae is a new group brought together by guitarist and composer Greg Sanders.
The group plays original music which draws on the music of Brazil as a major influence, using elegant and propulsive rhythmic composition as a springboard for improvisation and dialogue.
Featuring Ben Brown on drumkit, Sam Rapley on tenor saxophone and Will Harris on double bass, the resulting experience has the celebratory flavor of community music, the freedom of Keith Jarret’s 1970s quartet music, and the melodic focus of songwriters such as Paulo Cesar Pinheiro.