Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda

Line up

  • Alex Santana (tuba)
  • Babá do Trombone (trombone)
  • Gilú Amaral (percussion)
  • Hugo Gila (electric bass, microkorg)
  • Juliano Ferreira Holanda de Melo (electric guitar)
  • Maciel Salu (vocals, rabeca)
  • Maestro Ivan do Espírito Santo (tenor, baritone saxophone, flute)
  • Rapha B (drums)
  • Roque Netto (trumpet, flugelhorn)
  • Tiné  (vocals, effects)
  • country:
  • region:
    Northeast Brazil
  • style(s):
    • Brass
    • World
  • label:
    not signed
  • type:
    Big Band
  • instrumentation:
    instrumental, vocal, percussion, brass, guitar
  • artist submitted by:

WOMEX 13 Official Showcase Selection

Orquestra Contemporanea de Olinda (OCO) is a happy collision between the blazing brass carnival sounds of a traditional frevo marching band and the driving post-manguebeat all-stylings of the contemporary Pernambuco scene. It was conceived by percussionist Gilu in 2008, bringing together a team of experienced players from a number of well-known bands with alumni of Olinda's famous Henrique Dias Music Academy, directed by Maestro Ivan do Espirito Santo. Their first album brought them a Latin Grammy nomination and they've become a much-loved live act throughout Brazil and have toured in the USA and Europe. From the hybrid of Latin grooves and Afro rhythms, the Orquestra has carved out a sound of its own, borne of ten musicians with different backgrounds sharing a desire to bring a new multi-faceted modern sound of Pernambuco to the world.


Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda


Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda

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