Hometown: AUSTIN, Texas
Manga Rosa is a band envisioned and created by Singer Sarah Altoé and Guitarist/Songwriter Frank Almendra with the intention of bringing a variety of Brazilian rhythms and beats to their own creative light an treat them with modern arrangements and plenty of musicality.
These two native Brazilians have been living in different cities of the United States for quite some time and they finally locked their musicianship together under the open skies and keep it weird attitude of Austin, Texas.
Sarah was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. A true Carioca girl. She grew up caressed by Samba melodies and the sway of palm trees. From Rio’s warm beaches Sarah brings the smoothness in her voice and from Rio’s suburbs and tumultuous hills she carries the power of the Samba on her feet.
Frank was also born in Rio but he was raised in the Brazilian Northeast, a very different region both visually and musically. From that area comes an array of styles such as Baião, Forró, Maracatu, Carimbó and many others. Frank immersed himself in that richness of sound and also used to play in Rock bands and Bossa-Nova groups in his early years. This sonic miscegenation, as typical as the Brazilian race itself, comes alive out of his music and songwriting style.
They have been surrounded by a selective cast of talented musicians, (current line-up includes percussionist Krista K., Bassist Murilo Dias, Melanie Morgan on Flute/Accordion and Tom Wells on drums), that helps them explore and expand their musical concepts. On longer live sets, besides their original material, they play lots of versions of all kinds of Brazilian music ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, everything seasoned with their own musical spices and tastes on a blend that becomes as delicious and juicy as the fruit they are named after.
For more information, pictures and, of course, music from Manga Rosa please visit: www.sonicbids.com/mangarosa www.myspace.com/mangarosaband
For shows and all kind of events, please contact:
(512) 576 0672 - (512) 426 0665 or
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