Mirla Riomar
  • country:Brazil
  • region:Bahia
  • style(s):Afro, Brazilian
  • label:not signed
  • type:Band, Duo, Trio, Quartet, Quintet
  • gender:female
  • artist posted by:Mirla Riomar

Line up

  • Mirla Riomar (Voice & Percusion)


Mirla Riomar presents her new album AFROBRASILEIRA. where through her music she shows and transmits the ancestry and social roots of a Brazil that has fused throughout its history, marked by the colonization and cultural diversity. It shows us side of Brazil, with its own style. It is the result of the fusion of the rhythmic roots of Bahia with touches of jazz and soul, as well as the use of effects and small electronic elements.

In this work, she is accompanied by guitarist Marcel Vallès, co-producer of the album, along with the percussionist Alan Souza, as well as various internationally renowned musicians such as the maestro Letieres Leite, Gabriel Grossi, Ivan Sacerdote, Jurandir Santana and Childo Tomas, among others. In the songs that make up the new album, which have been composed by Mirla Riomar, the musical and acoustic quality stands out, with a great variety of percussion instruments as well as rhythmic richness. A number of typical Brazilian musical rhythms are mixed: samba de roda, ijexá, forró, ramunha, maculele, samba, arrocha, samba de caboclo, etc. Mirla Riomar represents the Brazil of the favelas, of African and indigenous descendants, which she carries in her own blood, her roots and origins. And she does so through different stories, claims, experiences, emotions and a lot of feeling, which allow her to create different unique and authentic musical moments, often based on the fusion of these rhythms.

Mirla was born in Salvador de Bahia (Brazil), in a community characterized by ancestral African traditions, where from a very young age she learned to communicate through dance and percussion, elements that were fundamental in the shaping of her identity. At the age of 12 she was part of her first musical project and discovered her passion for singing. From then on, she started to take part in several musical bands, and performed at the renowned Castro Alves Theater, with the Aruanda band. During her career, she has shared the stage with some of the most representative Afro-Brazilian musicians, such as Leitieres Leite and Margareth Menezes. In 2016, she settled in Barcelona where, together with Marcel Vallès, she founded and led the Ganzá band and later decided to launch her own project. She has performed in different festivals and venues, among which TenSamba Festival, Festival Esperanzah, Jazzing Festival, Día de Brasil Festival, Pedralbes Festival, Jardins Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Tortosa Jazz Festival, Sala Montjuic, Caixaforum, Jumping Judy Antwerp and mithycal venues such as Jamboree,Harlem and Cafe Milano.