- Alfredo Bello (Bass)
- Douglas Alonso (Percussions)
- Emiliano Castro (Guitar)
- Marcelo Martins (Cavaquinho)
- region:São Paulo
- label:S de Samba
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The singer, composer and musicologist Ligiana is a daughter of Brasilia, with restless blood and gypsy feet. After her graduation in singing, Ligiana crossed the Atlantic to study Baroque Music in Holland. From there she proceeded to Italy, where she began singing Brazilian popular music whilst concluding a master's degree in musical philology.
Once more the caravan called and Ligiana headed in the direction of France, where she lived the last three years. In Paris, she consolidated her relations with popular music, she sang samba in different concert halls and began to compose. Out of that first harvest came songs like "Onda" and "Queda por um Samba",which was composed over the telephone together with her father. She went back to Italy some other times to sing and she still found time to write a doctorate thesis on Venetian Baroque opera for the Universities of Tours and Milan. During those years in Paris she conceived her first album, "De Amor e Mar", produced by Fernando Cavaco and Alfredo Bello and recorded between Sao Paulo, Paris and Brasilia. Tom Ze, Hamilton de Holanda, Philippe Baden Powell, Marcelo Pretto, Fernando Alves Pinto and Simone Sou all participated in the album.
Ligiana celebrated her return to Brazil by releasing the album, at the end of 2009, distributed by the label Tratore, and by holding concerts with her quartet throughout the state of Sao Paulo and Brasilia.
She was invited in December 2009 to perform at the Afrikakeur Festival in Dakar, Senegal, when she also worked with the great singer Ameth Male, recording the song and the video La Lune de Goree, by Gilberto Gil.
Good renowned critics have appreciated the singing of this performer who debuts as a composer and comes upon rarities, rescues songs of great meaning to Brazilian music and sets new musical and scenic concepts in her concerts, each time more poignant. She is in the air, unravelling new songs, composing, falling in love with different musical languages and expressions.