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Odaras Productions

The Odaras Productions Sàrl, based in Montreux, Switzerland, is an independent production company and artistic business, and associated with Odaras Produção de Eventos Culturais Ltda., located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, working together at the international level in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.

Since 2011 Odaras Productions Ltd has changed status, covering the entire music industry with their label, Odaras Records, and phonographic production, Odaras Publishing. The CD "H2O" of the virtuous Senegalese bassist player, Habib Faye, is the realization of desired goals. The release of the CD was held in the famous concert hall in Paris, New Morning, March 14, 2012.

On this CD, Habib Faye had the honor to have guests as Youssou N'Dour, Angélique Kidjo, Manu Dibango, Julia Sarr and Idrissa Diop, 19 others high-level musicians like Grégoire Maret, Mokhtar Samba, Jean Philippe Rykiel playing with him.

Odaras Productions Ltd is truly involved in their musical projects, giving a high quality performing, working with professionalism. They are also paying a particular attention to a selective roster ranging from Brazilian and African music to jazz among others.

With the experience of international tours together with Brazilian musicians as Jorge Ben Jor, Zeca Pagodinho, Skank, George Aragão, Jair Rodrigues, Beth Carvalho and Leonardo, among others, Odaras Productions Ltd start to work with other world musicians, such as Habib Faye, Stanley Jordan, Sara Pi, Dudu Lima, Elpidio Bastos and Edinho Santa Cruz.

In July 2012, Odaras Productions Ltd organised an evening in CCB - " Centre Cultural de Belém" in Lisbon, the largest cultural center of Europe, with "Stanley Jordan & Friends", and the participation of Dudu Lima and Habib Faye.

Odaras Productions Ltd has also had the honor of producing the famous Brazilian musician Diogo Nogueira, on his first European tour in 2010, in the concerts halls of New Morning/Paris, Casino Estoril /Lisbon, Hard Club/Porto and Guanabara Club/London.

Notably, also in 2010, Odaras Productions Ltd had their first experience in the theatrical branch with a strong intension to continue, working with one the most famous Brazilian theater company, "Os Melhores do Mundo", producing their show " Hermanoteu na Terra de Godah", in the theater Tivoli in Lisbon.

Odaras Productions Ltd main goal is to focus their efforts on delivering personal and adaptable services, and to collaborate with independently minded artists who like straightforward relationships, and to produce in an open communication process.

Located mainly in Montreux - Switzerland, Odaras Productions Ltd are happy and proud to present these fascinating artists and their new office in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Stanley's friends - Dudu Lima - Habib Faye

Homage to Montreux Jazz Festival After 20 years of work for the Montreux Jazz Festival, the year 2008 was my last year of work in the greatest Festival of the world. I would be worth to make homage to the Festival, Mr. Claude Nobs and my friends living with me of unforgettable moments. Thanks to all of You !

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Paulo Niederberger
Odaras Carlao Teu site esta fabuloso. Parabéns amigo e muito sucesso. Daqui a pouco a gente se vê. Beijo no coração.
2012-03-22 23:04:07 • Long Beach - USA
ELzimar Zermatten
Carlos, félicitations pour ton site, je suis heureuse de découvrir la qualité de musiciens qualité, j'espère tout bientôt pouvoir assister à quelques un des leurs concerts, gros bisous et bonne chance, Elzi
2012-02-21 14:23:26 • Genéve - Suisse
Eric Glardon
Hi Carlos, i just want to say congratulations for your new web site and the quality of your artists... All the best Eric
2012-02-21 10:10:01 • Noville - Switzerland
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Bass player, guitar player, keyboardist, composer and Grammy-nominated producer, Habib Faye has been the musical director for the Youssou N'Dour band for the past 25 years or so. He has arranged and produced most of the band’s albums since 1986. A celebrated African bass player, who counts Brandford Marsalis, Joe Zawinul and Darryl Jones among his fans, Faye has gigged, recorded and/or toured with renowned artists such as Mickey Hart, Manu Katché, Joe Zawinul, Paco Sery, Gilberto Gil, Chet Atkins, Mark Knopfler, Brandford Marsalis, Poogie Bell, David Sancious, Lionel Loueke, Tania St. Val, Jacob Desvarieux, David Sanborn, Mokhtar Samba, Carlinhos Brown and Angélique Kidj. The list is long. Additionally, his imprint on Senegalese music is indelible and is evidenced by the scores of albums he produced or co-produced with Senegalese artists such as Kine Lam, Ndongo Lo, Viviane Chedid N’Dour, just to name a few. Known as one of the most gifted African bass players of the last couple of decades, he is one of the champions of a new type of fusion that blends jazz with African rhythms to attain a more accessible sound without profaning the spirit of jazz. Habib Faye follows in the footsteps of fellow African bass players, Richard Bona and MBappé, who have taken the sounds of Cameroon beyond its borders and expose them to other rhythms and tempos. Habib Faye sings on all 13 tracks and duets with notable guests such as Youssou N’Dour, Angelique Kidjo, Julia Sarr and Idrissa Diop. Cameroonian saxophone patriarch and Soul Makossa guru Manu Dibango as well as drummer Mokhtar Samba and French keyboardist Jean-Philippe Rykiel also appear on this album. H2O is released on March 5, 2012 by Montreux (Switzerland)-based Odaras Productions, a label/management agency founded by Carlos Rodrigues who signed Habib Faye after meeting him in October 2010 . As of February 2011 Odaras Productions takes care of all of Habib Faye’s booking and management. The album was recorded and mixed between Paris, Geneva and Dakar, Habib Faye’s home base. It is now available in all digital media stores such as iTunes, Amazon, Fnac Music, Spotify, Virgin Mega and Deezer. On March 14, he performed with his band at the legendary New Morning in Paris. Habib Faye is among the acts playing at the Afrique dans tous les sens festival in May 2012. A string of appearances to support the album are being planned. So stay tuned.

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