Portuguese-Brazilian singer and songwriter, Luca Argel is a native of Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, and has been living in Portugal for over 10 years. He graduated in music from UNIRIO and holds a master's degree in Literature from the University of Porto.
In Brazil, he worked as a teacher in the municipal school system. It is in Portugal that he began his professional career on stage, singing with the groups Samba Sem Fronteiras and Orquestra Bamba Social, with whom he still cultivates and spreads a deep love for samba, a fundamental genre in his journey.
He also developed a taste for collaborations with Portuguese artists from various styles, ranging from the singer Ana Deus, with whom he created the duo Ruído Vário to perform poems by Fernando Pessoa, to partnerships with the rapper Keso. He has also had experiences in music for dance performances, cinema, and the production of radio programs and podcasts dedicated to Brazilian music.
He balances his musical activity with literary pursuits, which have led to the publication of poetry books in Brazil, Spain, and Portugal, with one of them being a semi-finalist for the Oceanos Prize in 2017.
His latest artistic projects combine historical research, political activism, and musical experiences that know no boundaries.
Tipos que tendem para o silêncio (2015)
Conversa de Fila (2019)
Samba de Guerrilha (2021)