One Of The Voices Of
Contemporary Afro Brazilian Music
34 years of a consecrated career
23 international tours
One Of the most powerful voices in brazilian Music
Recognized in Brasil and worldwide. 17 CDs/LPs and DVDs.
Margareth Menezes took the
afro-brazlian music all over the world
- Cape Verde
- Costa Rica
- East Timor
- San Barth
- San Marino
- South Africa
- United States
- Cabo Verde
- Costa Rica
- Timor Leste
- São Bartolomeu
- San Marino
- África do Sul
- Suécia, Suíça
- Estados Unidos
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Faithful to the roots, she mixes African, Brazilian and pop elements in music, in a movement called Brazilian Afropop. Loaded with aesthetic symbologies, the AfroPop movement works to rescue history, while adding layers of innovation. Forming something completely new, inspiring and contemporary.
- The greatest black representative of Bahian music, the singer has national and international recognition.
- Awarded with the Proclamation Award, granted by the City Hall of Newark, New Jersey, USA. (2019).
- Named Ambassador of Folklore and Popular Culture of Brazil, by IOV/UNESCO. (2020).
Besides international tours, she has performed at world cups, festivals such as Montreux Jazz, in Switzerland, Rock in rio, Brazilian Day, in NY, and has received awards and honors from around the word.
Margareth Menezes is an artist in constant evolution and movement. “Autêntica”, 2019, is the most recent title in the discography of Margareth Menezes, who was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2020 in the category of Best Portuguese Root Music Album. The album and the concert, affirm her personality as an interpreter, while addressing questions about the black woman’s blackness and strength, as evidenced in songs like “Minha Diva, Minha Mãe” (hers) and “Mãe Preta” (Luedji Luna / Ravi Landim). Produced by Tito Oliveira and recorded in four cities around the world in Salvador, São Paulo, New York and Paris.
There are more than 30 carnivals reverberating in the streets the joy, strength and representativeness of AfroPop Brasileiro. There were many important moments ahead of two movements created by Margareth Menezes and that became very traditional in the Salvador Carnival, in Bahia: Os Mascarados, created in 1999, and the only block with Carnival costumes, and the Movimento Afropop Brasileiro, launched in 2005. Without strings and entirely popular, the movement celebrates black culture in Brazil.
Afropop received support from large Afro groups (Ilê Aiyê, Muzenza, Cortejo Afro, Filhos de Gandhy and MalêdeBalê), in addition to bringing together names such as Gilberto Gil, Daniela Mercury, Lazzo, Roberto Mendes, Virgínia Rodrigues, Mariene de Castro, among others. Nowadays, Margareth Menezes continues to give voice to these movements, animating crowds from above the electric trio during the biggest street party in the world, which is the Carnival of Salvador – Bahia.
- Most 15 milions streams on YouTube
- Most 2.8 milions streams on Spotify
The artist has a strong presence in social projects, especially among children, young people and small entrepreneurs in the creative economy of Salvador, with projects in the areas of Education, Culture and Sustainability. Since 2004, he has chaired the Associação Fábrica Cultural, a non-profit organization founded in the artist’s birth district.
One of its most representative projects, Mercado Iaô, has become a major cultural reference in the capital of Bahia, bringing together various types of art: music, crafts, poetry, dance, theater, gastronomy, fashion, with workshops, lectures and presentations.