Renata Rosa
Renata Rosa by Michele Souza
  • country:Brazil
  • region:Pernambuco
  • style(s):Traditional, World
  • label:Hélico
  • type:Band
  • gender:female
  • instrumentation:percussion, guitar
  • artist posted by:Salto Music Productions

Line up

  • Helder Santos (Percussion, vocals)
  • Hugo Linns (Bass, 10 string guitar, vocals)
  • Pepe da Silva (10 Strings guitar, bandola, 7 strings guitar)
  • Renata Rosa (Rabeca, vocals)


"Incantations might be the best way to sum up the ineffable voice of Renata Rosa - An intense and light voice, which swirls and flies like an ember in the night.It’s a mysterious music, although familiar, with roots in Northeastern Brazil and in the depths of time. Fiddles and percussions, crystalline draping of ten strings guitar, complex and fluid vocal polyphony rising in spirals like flames of fire. "Stephan Deschamps" - Les Inrock

Renata Rosa, Brazilian singer, songwriter and rabeca player, bring us a new sound with strong cyclical character and energy of trance, a sound which keeps an incredible force of festive communion. Over 10 years, Renata played more than 200 concerts across Europe performing in major concert halls and at renowned festivals such as Sziget (Hungary), Førde (Norway), Ethnoport (Poland).

Among her achievements Renata Rosa created specials concerts for the Musée du Louvre and for the Theater de la Ville of Paris, in 2016 she joined the artistic team of the Rio 2016 Olympics games to compose the opening song of the Summer Olympics.

In 2004, her debut Zunido da Mata brought her one of the most important prizes in international world music - the Choc de l’Année awarded by the French Le Monde de la Musique magazine. Her second release, Manto dos Sonhos won her Best Singer at the Brazilian Music Awards and was nominated for World Music Central’s Best World Music Album 2012.

In her new album, Encantações, Renata takes for the first time the role of artistic director. Here her compositions revere the tradition and northeastern rhythms but at the same time celebrates a huge creative force. Renata Rosa, whose energetic performances take audiences to the vibrant tribal communities, imposes immediately her impressive blend of power and sensitivity.

In 2017 Renata performed for the first time in the UK, at Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. Her new album Encantações was chosen as one of the TOP of the world list in Songlines magazine in the UK.