Arícia Mess is an Afro Brazilian singer that is gifting us through her staying in London, where a collaboration with the also Brazilian artist Aleh Ferreira has developed and will be exclusively showcased at Grow for your delight!
The live set is filled with the artist's own compositions, filled with groove, grace and joy. A farewell of Aricia, as she leaves London in a high energy party, with special Dj set of Nina Miranda ( Smoke City and Zeep ) and her own as Aricia has her own web/radio podcast "Flower Power" at Radio Vozes.
Brazilian via soul and funk and with righteous black pride, Arícia sings in praises of the natural forces of womanhood, notably the Afro-Brazilian woman. She once again, in her own unique and personal way, recreates the links between Africa and Brazil. Aricia has a peculiar yet powerful, refined, poignant and captivating voice.
For Arícia, art is an offering, a way to lessen the sufferings of many, even the recently departed. Thus, her work is dedicated to and celebrates feminine divinities; the Indian and African women who inhabited this continental country and gave up their lives during decades of slavery and pain. If the ‘terreiro’ drums make the connection with the divine, then on the dance floor the experience is repeated with joy and abandon. Aricia Will be releasing her new four-track EP " Sem Medo Do Mar ", plus two more remixes by producer Victor Rice, in June 2017. Featuring the song "A Fome e o Canibalismo", written by herself and Chico César, one of the top names of Brazilian music.
Link to the videoclip Sem Medo do Mar, released in December 2016 : https://youtu.be/8Ej_-Y6mqi4
Link to the videoclip Black is Beautiful : https://youtu.be/NzyXSsyDRlU
Link of "Flower power" program at Radio Vozes https://radiovozes.com/flower-power
Aleh is a Brazilian singer and composer from Rio de Janeiro who debuted in the mid-90s playing with his reggae band Bantus as the opening band at The Wailers’ show. Started composing songs for various Brazilian TV shows and contributed reviving the Banda Black Rio, a Brazilian funky musical group originally formed in 1976. His popularity grew with the release of his next album MPBSOULSAMBAGROOVE (Nikita) and the single ‘Dona da Banca’, better known as the soundtrack of ‘A Diarista’, the famous Brazilian TV series.
In World Cup at South Africa, Aleh performed with the Banda Black Rio at the FIFA Fun Fest in Durban and Cape Town; Then he embarked upon his first European tour to publicize his second
album Aleh + Samba (Biscoito Fino) including shows at the Brazil Music Week in Oxford’s University, the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, and the Brazil House exhibition at the Somerset House. In France, Aleh also performed at Studio de L'Ermitage, Belleviloise, Maison de L’Amerique Latine, at the Favela Chic Club and at Cité Universitaire in Paris.
In 2012 he was the special guest on first international tour of Banda Black Rio with shows at New morning (Paris), Amsterdan (Paradiso), Ronnie Scoot’s (London).
In 2015, he returned to Europe to show in Brazil day in Barcelona Festival.
In 2017 he moved to Europe to get his teeth into the launch of his new album ‘Baile de Máscaras' playing at Liverpool Brazilica Festival and London Bridge City Hall Festival.