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Portrait of Lulla Oliveira

Lulla Oliveira

About Lulla Oliveira

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

What would jazz have sounded like if its roots had been Afro-Brazilian?

This is the question that conceptualized Lulla Oliveiras's entire project, “Instrumental Afro-Jazz”. The answer revealed itself when the multi-instrumentalist was able to reach the right Afro-Brazilian sources, achieving a new and unexpected sound. His rhythmical line is unique: it fuses traditional Candomblé (an Afro-Brazilian religion) songs with modern jazz, adding influences from capoeira, samba and jongo, as well as contemporary classical music - uniting the best of our “universal and local” culture.

“Lulla Oliveira’s compositions are extraordinary and the arrangements are very original. His music comes from Afro-Brazilian roots and travel through pop and the world of improvisation, in search of a universal rhythm”, said the Brazilian Naná Vasconcelos, named 7 times “The Best Percussionist in the World” by the prestigious Down Beat magazine.

Lulla Oliveira’s project is called Instrumental Afro-Jazz and consists of the album "Afro-Brazilian Sonorous Forge", the songbook "Candomblé’s Rhythms" and a live DVD, recorded during the concert "Makumba de Butique Sonora", held on September 9 and 10th, 2008, at Teatro Rival Petrobras, in Rio de Janeiro, with Carlos Malta, Naná Vasconcelos, Paulo Moura and Robertinho Silva.

Please go to to listen to some of his music. If you would like to hear more, please don't hesitate to get in touch and let us know where we can send Lulla Oliveira's album and press kit. For any other queries, please contact us on the numbers below.


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