André Luiz Oliveira

André Luiz Oliveira
André Luiz Oliveira
André Luiz Oliveira playing Sitar
André Luiz Oliveira playing Sitar
  • country:Brazil
  • region:Brasilia
  • style(s):Ritual, World Fusion
  • label:Alô Cine Som
  • type:Trio
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:vocal, percussion, string, singer songwriter
  • artist posted by:Lalin Produções

Line up

  • André Luiz Oliveira (Vocal and Sitar)
  • Elder Araújo (Tabla)
  • Surya Braz  ( vocal, atabaque and zabumba)


André Luiz Oliveira is a Brazilian awarded film-maker and a celebrated musician.

His main project in the music field is recognized as a masterpiece, "Mensagem de Fernando Pessoa" (Fernando Pessoa's Message), was developed between 1986 and 2015, where André Luiz Oliveira musicized poems by the great Portuguese poet, generating 3 albums and 2 DVDs featuring giants of Brazilian popular music in their interpretations: 44 poems come to life in the voices of 32 great Brazilian interpreters of three generations, such as Elizeth Cardoso, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Mônica Salmaso, Zeca Baleiro and Ná Ozzetti, as well as Portuguese, such as António Zambujo, Dulce Pontes, Carlos do Carmo, and Cape Verdean Mário Lúcio. Know more at

A more recent initiative traces much of the artist's life story. Born in northeastern Brazil, André developed a strong relationship with India, both in spiritual practices and musicality terms. Ragas Brasileiras (Brazilian Ragas) is an authorial and unpublished work by André Luiz Oliveira, where he presents his compositions inspired by the Brazilian popular anonymous songwriters (cançioneiros), structured from classical Indian ragas in a dialogue and fusion of Indian and Brazilian music.