Liniker e os Caramelows

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Liniker e os Caramelows

Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise (Ft. Trap Rabbit), Ensemble Novo

Tue, August 28, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $17.00

This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Liniker e os Caramelows - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Liniker e os Caramelows
From the city Araraquara, in the countryside of São Paulo, Liniker e os Caramelows had a meteoric success since the release from her first EP on YouTube, named "Cru" (2015). The answered was unexpected. The single "Zero" had more than 1 million views less than a week – today is more than 11 million views – which led the group to a tour for the country with 80 concerts in 8 months.

In next year, the group recorded their first album "Remonta" (2016), a Red Bull Studios, in SP. The album was produced by Marcio Arantes and had participation of Marcelo Jeneci, Assussena Assussena and Raquel Virgínia (As Bahias e a Cozinha Mineira), Xênia França, Tulipa Ruiz, Tássia Reis, Aeromoças e Tenistas Russas (ATR) and Thiago França.
With a mix from R&B, Soul, Brazilian Music and African in a short lifetime; Liniker e os Caramelows went from North to South with Remonta Tour, performing in renowned festivals, Popload (São Paulo), Bananada (Goiânia), Rec-Beat (Recife), Psicodália (Rio Negrinho), Meca (Inhotim), MADA (Natal) and BR-135 (São Luís) and in and iconic stages like Circo Voador, Ópera de Arame, Teatro Municipal de São Paulo and Rock in Rio.

In the same year, Liniker e os Caramelows won an award from Premio Multishow in revelation category and they were highlight thirdly, by Rolling Stone Brasil from the list of best albums 2016. They started great musical partnerships, like the project Salada de Frutas with another artist (Tássia Reis, Assussena Assussena e Raquel Virginia (As Bahias)) dialoguing about gender and representativeness with independent music, and new spaces for it. After that, become to be a partner in the stages with Elza Soares, Johnny Hooker, Linn da Quebrada, etc.

With all this impact, in 2017 Liniker Barros and her music crossed the frontier. The premier happened at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, USA. After that, the group (Renata Éssis (backing vocals), Marja Lenski (Percussion), Rafael Barone (bass), William Zaharanszki (guitar), Péricles Zuanon (drums), Fernando TRZ (keyboards) Graziella Pizani (trumpet) and Eder Araújo (sax) had a long schedule in the European summer, with 12 concerts. They played in France, Germany, England, Portugal and Spain. Pointing Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Cabaret Sauvage in Paris and Casa da Música in Porto. After they returned to USA, playing at SummerStage Festival in New York and doing opening concerts in Latin America (Bogotá and Medellín, in Colombia).

After this intense movement, 2017 continued to see additional concerts around the country and an international tour. The 2018 schedule proves as exciting as 2017.
Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise (Ft. Trap Rabbit) - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise (Ft. Trap Rabbit)
MC/ Poet/Songwriter Kuf Knotz and classically trained Harpist/Pianist/Vocalist Christine Elise have combined forces to create a new album. The unlikely pair connected and built the project with a similar vision, wanting to create positive, forward-thinking music driven by a strong message. Both individuals are intrinsically motivated to foster community growth through musical expression.

Along with live performances, Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise offer motivational creative arts workshops and performances at various settings such as hospitals, schools and community centers. Their mission is to use the power of music, personal experience and empathetic relation to help individuals grow to meet their fullest potential.
Ensemble Novo - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Ensemble Novo
In the years since the release of its debut Blue Night in 2013, Philadelphia-based Ensemble Novo has refined a sound that’s perfectly suited to its primary inspiration – music made in Brazil during the 1960s and early 70s.
It’s a sound built on contrasts – the crystalline clarity of the vibraphone crossed with the husky introspection of tenor saxophone, the warmth of nylon string guitar woven into the crisp pulse of samba percussion. As is true of so much from Brazil, this is music that encourages (and sometimes demands) dancing, but is equally suited to contemplative listening and chilling out. The Key, WXPN-FM’s music blog, described the atmosphere created by Ensemble Novo as “an inviting space of easygoing comfort, balmy and completely entrancing with rustling percussion and vibrantly subdued melodies.”
Ensemble Novo began as an experiment on a random Wednesday night at Time Restaurant and Whiskey Bar in 2013. That one-off gig grew into a monthly residency that has been going, uninterrupted, for five years. During the warm weather months, it’s common to see couples dancing on Sansom Street near Time’s open picture windows.
That, says saxophonist Tom Moon, is the goal of the five-piece group, which features vibraphone and nylon-string guitar. “People talk about jazz history in terms of dancing – the music was one thing when it catered to dancers, and it became another thing as it evolved into more cerebral realms. In Brazil, there is not that kind of division. The music of Brazil is centered around rhythm and regards the dancer as paramount, but it offers all kinds of possibilities for improvisation and exploration.”
Ensemble Novo has released three recordings. Blue Night in 2013, Look to the Sky in 2016 and Who Saw You Then, Who Sees You Now? in 2017. In a review of the two recent titles, The Vinyl District raved “Together these two mini-albums put a playful spin on some of the world’s most welcoming music, Brazilian pop from the 1960s and 1970s. They are executed with a jazz touch and musical virtuosity by musicians who may not be household names, but deserve to be.”
Ensemble Novo has performed at Longwood Gardens, South Jazz Parlor, Spruce Street Harbor Park, the Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, World Cafe Live, Heritage and many other venues in the Philadelphia region.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125