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Gabriel Moura


Carioca, from Lins city, Brazil, nephew of the great Maestro Paulo Moura, Gabriel is also writing his own story, continuing the musical tradition of the family. It is now one of the most respected composers of the new generation of MPB with a dozen hits national success.

Besides singer SEU JORGE who has recorded more than 30 songs of his own, his songs are recorded also by GILBERTO GIL, MILTON NASCIMENTO, Ivete Sangalo, ALCEU VALENCIA, ELZA SOARES, ANA CAROLINA, PAULA LIMA, DUDU NOBLE and ZECA PAGODINHO.

Launches in May 2013 his new solo work, the CD "KARAOKE TUPI 2" by Som Livre label.

In 2011, the label released the CD SESC SP "Society of Friends Gafieira" as lead singer of "SAGA ORCHESTRA," a big-band dances / shows with 15 musicians from São Paulo and repertoire that combines dance genre classics and unreleased compositions copyright Gabriel.

Also in 2011 he composed 09 new songs for the cd "SEU JORGE - SONGS FOR BBQ VOL 1" including the mega hits "Friend of My Wife" and "Who Do not Want Me."

The CD was awarded the following year LATIN GRAMMY in the category BEST ALBUM OF CONTEMPORARY POP MUSIC.

Gabriel's winner of AWARD OF BRAZILIAN MUSIC category Best Group in 2010, with the project "4 HEAD" Along with three singers / composers of the current scene in Rio, Baia, Rogê and Luis Carlinhos.

In 2009, launched in Brazil and Japan, his first solo album "Brazils" by SOUND FREE, produced in partnership with his uncle, Maestro Paulo Moura

Also produced in the same year 2009 two tracks on the CD "AFRICANATIVIDADE" the singer SANDRA DE SA, one of the music work "Half Foot".

The album was nominated for a 2010 Grammy in the category BEST LATIN POP ALBUM CONTEMPORARY BRAZILIAN.

Artistic director and producer of "AMERICA BRAZIL HARD 'singer SEU JORGE in 2007, Gabriel wrote in partnership with him 9 songs especially for the CD including the mega hits Burguesinha and MINE OF CONDOMINIUM.
The album won the LATIN GRAMMY in the category BEST BRAZILIAN POPULAR MUSIC ALBUM OF 2008.

Gabriel also won the Orilaxé AWARD 2005 in the category BEST SINGER granted by Grupo Cultural Afro Reggae.

In 2004 the court HOSE CETE with the group and the community, set up his second Folk Opera, with new songs and musical direction. This time "Electra" of Sophocles.
The work culminated with the presentation at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, with the whole community of the hose on the stage and in the audience.

Received 02 nominations SHELL AWARD RJ Theatre, winning one in 2002, with songs and musical direction of the play "Nights Vidigal" in front of the theater group "Nós do Morro".

In 2000 he composed the Folk Opera "THE INCREDIBLE ENCOUNTER" which also starred protagonist acted with CETE Group (Center Experimental Theatre School), a new lineup of former TUERJ. Mounted in Progress in Lapa. The opera told the true story of the formation of the Brazilian people. The work lasted a year with a cast of 120 people.

In 1997, Gabriel Moura and Seu Jorge created together the band Farofa CARIOCA singing, composing and arranging for the CD "I LIVE IN BRAZIL" (Polygram). The songs "Doidinha", "Bebel", "The Law of Bala", "Timbo" and "Indian" the CD Farofa Carioca became famous in the voice of Gabriel Moura.

The crumbly CARIOCA performed on FREE JAZZ FESTlVAL 1998 and was nominated for the category Revelation Multishow Award in the same year.

Sum 40 theatrical professionals under his musical direction.

In the 90s it was the Musical Director TUERJ, a group of professionals hired by the rector of UERJ (State University of Rio de Janeiro) to teach and ride theatrical shows for 4 years. In group Antônio Pedro, Hamir Haddad, Anselmo and Ricardo Vasconcelos Petraglia.


GABRIEL MOURA


Gabriel Moura is a Brazilian singer, composer, arranger and music producer. He was born in Rio de Janeiro to a family of musicians, including the renowned maestro and clarinetist Paulo Moura.

Moura is currently known as one of the great composers in Brazil today. With hundreds of songs recorded by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, he has engraved his name in the history of Brazilian music. Gabriel Moura has performed his compositions at festivals such as the Montreux Jazz Festival Tokyo 2017 with SONZEIRA LIVE BAND, sharing the stage with DJ Gilles Peterson and singer Marcos Valle. He also performed on the Main Stage at the Copacabana Beach New Year Festivities in 2016, and played at the Back2Black and Rock in Rio Festivals in 2015.

His third solo album, Quem Não Se Mexer Vai Dançar / 2017, presents a host of new, unpublished songs, as well as base and brass arrangements by Moura himself, and includes the participation of singer Mart’nália. The album was produced by Liminha, one of the great names in Brazilian music production.

Gabriel had a very important hand in the career of Seu Jorge. Years after taking him off the streets and teaching him to play the guitar and explore his singing voice, Moura still writes some of the artist’s greatest hits. Seu Jorge has recorded 50 songs composed by Gabriel Moura, including “Burguesinha”, “Mina do Condomínio”, “Amiga da Minha Mulher”, “Quem Não Quer Sou Eu”, “Felicidade” and “Alma de Guerreiro” (opening theme of the hit soap opera by Rede Globo de Televisão, “Salve Jorge”)

Mario Biondi, Lokua Kanza, Sergio Mendes, Milton Nascimento, and Bebel Gilberto have also recorded songs by Gabriel Moura.

Moura’s first solo album, “Brasis”, with music production and arrangements by his uncle, Paulo Moura, was launched in Japan by the label Rip Curl Recordings in 2006, and in Brazil by Som Livre, who also launched Gabriel Moura’s second album, “Karaoke Tupi 2” in 2014.

He was also a singer with the band Farofa Carioca, and composed most of the songs in “Moro no Brasil” (PolyGram 1998), first album by the band, which was very successful throughout Brazil in the late 90s.

With the band’s dissolution in 1999, Gabriel heads back to the theater as a composer, music director, and actor in the Popular Opera O Incrível Encontro in 2000, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil by the Portuguese.

In 2002 he wins his first Shell Music Award for his songs and music direction in the show Noites do Vidigal. In this same year, Moura composes his second Popular Opera, Electra based on the Greek tragedy by Sophocles. It was staged at Mangueira Samba School. He also made his first gala presentation as a conductor in the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro.

In 1996, he had moved to Lisbon, where he spent a year working with fado singer Mariza. Back in Brazil, he started the band Farofa Carioca and played at the Free Jazz Festival in 1998. The band was disputed by several labels and finally signed with PolyGram.


In 1992 he was hired as Music Director in the Theater Company of the Rio de Janeiro State University. During his four years with the university, he composes soundtracks and works as music director in 20 shows starring important Brazilian theater, TV and movie actors and actresses.

After winning every single song festival in which he participated, Gabriel Moura had the honor of having a samba song he composed be performed and presented in the official parade by a samba school, Escola de Samba Caprichosos de Pilares, in the 1991 Rio de Janeiro Carnival.

At 13, Gabriel starts singing and playing his guitar at nightclubs. His repertoire included Bossa Nova and Popular Brazilian Music (MPB) standards.


TIMELINE

In 2017, Gabriel Moura launches his third solo album Quem Não Se Mexer Vai Dançar
In 2017, Japanese band Carnavacation uses digital platforms to launch the single Zen Zen Zen with participation by Gabriel Moura.
In 2017, he launches the single “Peace And Love” with saxophone player Rodrigo Sha.
In 2017, Gabriel launches a live show, Live de Quarta, on Facebook and Instagram, every Wednesday at 9 pm.
In 2017, he performs 12 concerts in 12 theaters throughout the state of Rio de Janeiro, in a tour sponsored by SESI and SESC (Social Services of Commerce and Industry).
In 2016, he performs at the Copacabana Beach New Year Festivities, at the Olympic Boulevard (During the Olympic Games) and at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Japan.
In 2015, he performs at the Back2Black and Rock in Rio festivals.
In 2014, he launches Tô Chegando, a one-hour documentary about his life on Canal Brasil TV channel.
In 2013, Moura launches his second album, Karaokê Tupi 2 by Som Livre, and wins his second Shell Award for Best Song for the Theater
In 2012 Seu Jorge wins the Latin Grammy for the second time, with the album Músicas Para Churrasco, which contains ten tracks, 9 of them composed by Gabriel Moura.
In 2010, he starts the band 4 Cabeça and wins the Brazilian Music Award for best MPB Album.
In 2009, he starts the Big Band Orquestra Saga, with some of the greatest musicians in São Paulo.
In 2012 Seu Jorge wins the Latin Grammy with the album América Brasil, which contains ten tracks, 9 of them composed by Gabriel Moura.


AWARDS:

Shell Award
(2002) Music and Music Direction in “Noites do Vidigal”

Shell Award
(2013) Music and Music Direction in “Cabaré Dulcina”

Orilaxé Award
(2005) Best Singer in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian Music Award
(2010) 4 Cabeça Project

Latin Grammy Awards
(2008) Seu Jorge - América Brasil album (Gabriel composes 90% of the tracks)
(Gabriel composes 90% of the tracks in both award-winning albums).

Latin Grammy Awards
(2012) Seu Jorge - Músicas Para Churrasco Volume1
(Gabriel composes 90% of the tracks in both award-winning albums).



PRESS RELEASE / 2017 GABRIEL MOURA / QUEM NÃO SE MEXER VAI DANÇAR

AN ANTIDEPRESSANT TO GET
THE WHOLE COUNTRY ON THE DANCE FLOOR

At the end of the 90s, all that Brazil wanted to do was to mix. Mixture was the thing. When we mixed,
we rocked – and sambaed, and more. No other artist or band, however, mixed around with as much
talent, humor and playfulness as Farofa Carioca. They were, in fact one helluva mix. There were so many
people on stage playing so many instruments that the band could be considered the definition of
mixture… on steroids. Two leaders commanded this musical jumble: Seu Jorge and Gabriel Moura. Seu
Jorge has left the band to dedicate himself to a successful solo career; Gabriel Moura left a short while
later to become an award-winning composer and theater musical director. Both have been mixing and
matching to this day in worldwide renowned songs, including Seu Jorge’s greatest hits.
Gabriel Moura is the kind of composer who – wherever he is, here, there and everywhere – has a pen
and a guitar, among melodies and lyrics and the collective imaginary formed by Brazilian music of all
times. But he is also a singer with a unique stage presence and a warm and soulful voice, full of swing.
In his third album, “Quem não se mexer vai dançar”, Gabriel draws on all his influences from here, and
there and everywhere and (what else?) mixes them with his black roots, to groove and shake the world.
THE ALBUM
As Tim Maia used to say, “Whoever isn’t dancing holds the baby” – or as Jorge Ben Jor says, ”If you don’t
dance now, you gotta wait for the next dance in Realengo…”
Gabriel Moura opens the dance floor with an album forged at the Nas Nuvens Studio, in Rio de Janeiro. By
his side were masterclass producer Liminha, and singer Mart’nalia. The compositions include partnerships
with Rogê, Pretinho da Serrinha, Mu Chebabi and Liminha himself, who co-signs “O Amor é In” with
Gabriel.
Diving deep into the classic soul, pop and black music of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder
and Tim Maia, celebrated in the song “Um hit do Tim”, the songs and arrangements display references not
only from the famous bailes charme in the Rio de Janeiro suburb of Madureira, but also from the hyped
up nights of São Paulo.
It’s a playlist conceived to make listeners let loose both on the dance floor and in life. Uncross their arms,
shake their booties, open up and enjoy, because you only live once. And above all, lift up body and soul,
for daily life is a struggle and we have to move on.
It is a positive, upbeat and proactive view from someone who knows that the party ends, the night
passes, your crush leaves or someone asks them to dance before you do. It is a matter of timing and
attitude. On the dance floor as it is in life.
Gabriel promotes the rising and shaking of bodies in the face of a depressed Brazil. So get ready to bust
a groove with “Vamo aí”, “Dance sem parar”, and “Dessa maneira os seus males pode espantar”. Love is
in the air in songs such as “Pensando em você”, “O amor é in”, “Dengo, cafuné, chamego”, “Ela mora
longe” and "Eu ainda te amo", one of those ballads that make you laugh and cry at the same time. The
lyrics cast a poetic eye on the city, and talk about loyalty and partnership in “Pedra noventa”.
So push the furniture against the wall, crank up the volume and shake it up with the music of Gabriel
Moura. “Quem não se mexer vai dançar”.
By Mario Marques.

click by Daryan Dornelles

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    Affonso Velasquez • Guitar Bass
    Gabriel Moura • Voice & Guitar
    Maurício Piassarollo • Keyboards
    Rico Farias • Guitar
    Thiago Silva • Drummer

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