Magda Dourado Pucci
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- WOMEX 2010
- WOMEX 2009
- WOMEX 2000
Magda Pucci is a musical researcher, a singer, a composer and an arranger. She directs the group MAWACA since its beginning (1985) having produced its six albums and the DVD “Pra todo canto”.
She is author of the books “Outras terras,outros sons” (Ed. Callis) and “De todos os cantos do mundo” (Cia. das Letras) based in Mawaca songs.
Besides Mawaca, Magda composes soundtracks for theatre plays and documentaries and since 1995; she had produced and hosted the radio show “Planeta Som” transmitted by Radio USP-FM (São Paulo) and MULTIKULTI (Germany).
She is graduated in Composition and Conducting at University of São Paulo - USP and got her master in Anthropology at PUC-SP; where she developed research about indigenous music from Amazonia.
She is being invited to direct projects that involve musicians from different parts of the world like the “African Refugee Vocal Group”, the “Mediterranean Orchestra” with 21 musicians from Italy, France, Turkey, Greece, Morocco, Spain, a meeting that become a DVD and CD released by SESC-SP.
Magda Pucci owns the company Ethos Produtora de Arte e Cultura, that produces Mawaca shows and Ethos Music, an independent label responsible for Mawaca CDs and DVDs. Ethos shares with Basement (John Telfer) the Mawaca publishing.
Mawaca is being distributed by Azul Music in Brazil and by Ventilador Music in Europe (Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Czech Republic, France and Germany).