BR6 is the story of six singer-friends living and working in Rio de Janeiro who got together to form a vocal group. But, unlike most other groups that do it with voices backed by a band, BR6 (6 professional musicians and arrangers) chose the most difficult way of making vocal music: without any instruments.
The group has been influenced by various generations of Brazilian vocal groups and by the American a cappella group Take 6. Their initial CD, "Musica Popular Brasileira A Cappella", won the best CD of the year 2005 in the Folk/World Album category from CASA (The Contemporary A Cappella Society).
"Here To Stay: Gershwin & Jobim" is their first album in English and the debut release for the group in the US. Comprised of familiar standards by George Gershwin and Tom Jobim and recorded with no instruments other than voices, "Here To Stay: Gershwin & Jobim" was produced and arranged entirely by the group members. This album won the CASA (The Contemporary A Cappella Society) award 2008 - category: Best Jazz Album.
One of the most known songs of the album "Here to Stay - Gershwin & Jobim" is "The Girl From Ipanema" by Antonio Carlos Jobim. The arrangement of this song was made by Deco Fiori (BR6 tenor) and he did it like a rock-and-roll, very different of the original rhythm.
This track has a video-clip with Roberta Rodrigues, actress of City of God (Oscar nominee 2004) and of the most popular soap opera of the Brazilian broadcast TV (Globo).
In this clip, she makes her way to the beach, a long ways to her home, to the rhythmic sound of BR6 singing Jobim's all-time classic. She is a new girl from Ipanema with her special and original beauty that shows how it was amazing the mix of the races in Brazil.