Lúcia de Carvalho

Bio

Lúcia de Carvalho takes full advantage of her mixed heritage: Angola is her native country, Brazil inspired her musically and France is her adoptive country, with a more modern musical edge. Sometimes reminiscing upon childhood memories, sometimes a fierce woman always fighting for causes important to her, this singer, dancer and drum player offers us a music full of freedom and travels, audaciously mixing world music and modern rhythms. When asked where this love for music comes from, Lúcia acknowledges that it probably comes from her mother, herself a singer and piano player in a choir in Angola, who loved to gather her five daughters and share songs with them.

“We used to sing and dance all the time! At home, in the street, at the market… Anytime and anyplace was a good time to let our emotions go! Moreover, we used to listen to music on the radio, Angolan music as much as music coming from other Portuguese-speaking countries such as Cape Verde, Brazil and Portugal...” After Angola, Lúcia de Carvalho spent part of her early years in a children’s home in Portugal and was then adopted by a French family.

As a teenager she grew up with a new culture, a new language and a new country. Her career started when she was barely 16 years old, after she joined the band “Bia de Assis et Som Brasil”. She started as a dancer in the band and quickly became its lead singer. Lúcia spent 10 years touring with the band and playing a variety of traditional and popular songs to French and international audiences. In 2009, the singer and composer decided to launch her solo career using a more personal repertoire. Starting with traditional Brazilian music, she added pop, funk and reggae—inherited from her French adolescence—to her musical world.

As the years went by, concerts came one after another, and the audience discovered a charming and enticing artist. But in the background, the vital need to reconnect with her African roots started to appear. After first Extended Play released in 2011, it was time for Lúcia to be on the road again, in order to explore her heritage with a new and particularly meaningful album.

Music

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My Version
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01 - A Bahia é da Banda
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02 - Indignados
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03 - Sem Fronteiras
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04 - De sol, de sol
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05 - Zwelenu o dimi dyetu
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06 - En attendant la mort
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07 - Laisse couler les mots
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08 - Inrerlude : Nessa onda recifense
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09 - Coisas de Familia
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10 - O que eu quero
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11 - Interlude : Luanda City
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12 - Senzalê
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13 - Tira a mão
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14 - My Version
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15 - Interlude : Derrière chez moi
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16 - No meu jardim
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Ao descubrir o mundo
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Vem Ver
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Som
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Vidas
03:23
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Brasil Antilhense - feat Djokla
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Quem Sou
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No Meu Jardim
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Interlude : Derrière chez moi
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My Version
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Tira a Mão
03:18
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Interlude: Luanda City
01:03
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O Que Eu Quero
03:51
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Coisas de Família
04:27
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Interlude: Nessa Onda Recifense
00:52
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Laisse couler les mots
04:04
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En attendant la mort
04:08
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Zwelenu o Dimi Dyetu
02:02
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De Sol, de Sol
03:41
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Sem Fronteiras
03:11
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Indignados
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A Bahia É da Banda
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Videos

Lucia de Carvalho standing ovation @ Festival Curieux Voyageurs - St Etienne
Kuzola, der Gesang der Wurzeln - German Official Trailer
Kuzola, o Canto das Raízes - Portuguese Official Trailer
Kuzola, le Chant des Racines - Scène coupée : Ednaldo
Lúcia de Carvalho invitée du JT de France 3 Nord Pas-de-Calais
Lucia de Carvalho - "Kuzola Live" @ Espace Culturel d'Illzach
Lucia de Carvalho / Film Kuzola @ Canal Sur / Festival International de Nador - octobre 2018
Lucia de Carvalho invitée du JT sur FR3 pour la sortie du film "Kuzola, le Chant des Racines"
L'album "Kuzola" recommandé par François Pinganaud dans Alsace Matin sur FR3
Kuzola, le Chant des Racines - Extrait n°1
Kuzola, le Chant des Racines - Bande Annonce Officielle
Lucia de Carvalho, showcase nas Fnacs Colombo, Faro, Guia - junho 2017
Lucia de Carvalho - No meu jardim, showcase Fnac V. da Gama (Lisboa)
Lucia de Carvalho - apresentação do novo album "Kuzola" em Portugal, maio 2017
Lucia de Carvalho et le film "Kuzola, le Chant des Racines" - reportage sur Yvelines Premières
Lúcia de Carvalho @ Hora Quente (TPA) - Luanda 2016
Lúcia de Carvalho @ Hora Quente c/ Pedro Nzagi - Angola 07/2015
Lúcia de Carvalho, Lauréate du Prix Cap Magellan - Révélation Artistique
Lucia de Carvalho invitée au JT sur Alsace 20
Lucia de Carvalho sur Alsace20 @ Portraits d'alsaciens
Lucia de Carvalho, invitée de Faites la Fête sur Alsace 20 - Noël 2015
Lucia de Carvalho, Sem fronteiras - feat Irina Vasconcelos, Lazzo Matumbi & Alexey Martinez
Lucia de Carvalho - Live @ Espace Culturel Django Reinhardt - 14 nov 2015

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