Marcus Garrett (cavaquinho)
Marilynn Mair (bandolim)
Michel Nascimento (pandeiro e percussão)
Pablo Fernandes Curty (guitarra semi-acústica)
Raphael Moraes (violão 7 cordas)
Romulo Aguiar (sax soprano e tenor)
Recordings: Agua no Feijao- Roda no Rio
Formed in 2007
Currently available for performances and recordings in Brazil
Água no Feijão is a group of friends and musicians based in Rio de Janeiro, who have come from many different musical backgrounds to play choro music together. The group formed in March 2007 at Escola Portátil, the all-Saturday choro school at UniRio, and continue to rehearse, perform, and record together. The current 6 members released their debut CD, Roda no Rio (2008) to good reviews both in Brazil and the US. It has been called “delightful,” “an excellent recording,” “the perfect party CD,” and “played with a great swing!”. You can hear tracks from the CD on Água’s MySpace: myspace.com/aguanofeijao
Choro music began in Rio over a century ago, and the traditional roda da choro– choro jam session– continues today as part of the city’s vibrant music scene. Through the years choro has continued to change and grow, absorbing new influences while remaining true to its roots. The musicians of Água no Feijão bring other styles to the mix as well– samba, salsa, jazz, classical — infusing their CD with an unmistakable sense of fun. The group’s name comes from an old Brazilian expression of hospitality: if unexpected guests arrive, just add more water to the beans. So welcome to our “Roda in Rio”!
O choro foi criado no Rio de Janeiro há mais de um século, e as tradicionais rodas de choro continuam fazendo parte da efervescente cena musical da cidade. Através dos anos o Choro vem mudando, crescendo, absorvendo novas influências, enquanto permanece ligado às suas origens. Os músicos do Água no Feijão acrescentam seu próprio toque à mistura — samba, salsa, jazz, música clássica — inspirando este CD com uma graça inconfundível. Então bem-vindos à nossa “Roda no Rio”!