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Having worked with some of the biggest names in Brazilian music, including Joao Donato, Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso and more, Jards Macalé has garnered status as one of the most influential samba and tropicalia artists. His work is a testament to the electrifying energy of his music and the unwavering spirit of artistic rebellion.
Macalé’s live performances embody the untamed spirit and boundless musical freedom that define him, where the past intertwines with the present in a breathtaking display of artistic prowess.
In 2022, Macalé celebrated the 50th anniversary of his debut solo album, a groundbreaking masterpiece released by Philips in 1972. This iconic record gave us timeless tracks such as Vapor Barato, Mal Secreto, Farinha do Desprezo, Revendo Amigos, and Hotel das Estrelas. It infused samba and bossa nova with the fiery essence of rock, classical harmonies and the improvisational spirit of jazz. As the years passed, a new generation of musicians and fans discovered this gem, fuelling its resurgent popularity and inspiring fresh collaborations.
Last year, Macalé assembled a formidable new band for an exhilarating homage to his illustrious body of work, with Gui Held on guitar, Pedro Dantas on bass, and Thoma Harres on drums. His performance embodies the untamed spirit and boundless musical freedom that define him, to a realm where the past intertwines with the present in a breathtaking display of artistic prowess. His music, a conduit of emotion and a mirror to society, continues to weave a sonic tapestry that resonates with the souls of listeners.