Simone Moreno

artist/composer

biography

Brazilian singer Simone Moreno is back with the album ”Planetas” (Soul Dog Records) – a journey into the sun and around the world in a swirling, dancable orbit. It features afrobrazilian rhythms, pop, reggae and samba soul mixed with nordic melodies and aims just at one target: a constant, irresistable groove!
Simone Moreno came to Sweden in 2001 from Salvador, after four albums in Brazil, where she is a well known singer: in Rio where she sung the samba and in Bahia, where she was a famed afro pop queen in the beginning of her career. First album recorded in Europe, “Samba Makossa”, was warmly received by critics as well as the audience, and she had a big hit in Sweden with “Vem pra Bahia (Vi drar till Malmö)”. She has performed in the Swedish Melodie Grand Prix, performed at the Polar Music Prize, celebrating winner Gilberto Gil, and was nominated at the prestigious Manifest Prize. She is also known to the house music crowd, for collaborations with producers/artists such as Rasmus Faber, SUMO and Tiger Stripes, and she has sung on various albums, ranging from children’s songs to choir projects. Above all, Simone Moreno is radiant and charismatic stage performer, and has been on a more or less constant tour to festivals, concert houses and club venues with her acclaimed band Os Lourinhos, going to the Baltic States, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Japan, Brazil and Africa.

participating in

  • WOMEX 2011