"Firmly rooted in the region's rhythmic traditions, CabruÍra rock the Brazilian house with Ryhthm'n'Blues feel, Hip Hop attitude and House and Techno dance rage." - Tagesspiegel, Berlin
"A full blend of rock, funk, jazz, rap, reggae - you name it, they absorb and regurgitate it in a exhilarating, whipped-up, eclectic mix of all possible worlds. Great musical colors and imaginative production make for an up-beat, quasi-psychedelic experience." - World Music Charts Europe
"This band as much a cultural study of Brazil's underground as a funky soundtrack for the world to groove to" - Rock Paper Scissors
"The coolest underground group in that wonderful crazy country" - popmatters.com
CabruÍra band was formed in 1998 by four musicians of the city of Campina Grande, ParaŪba, and its main characteristic mix of influences and quotes from the popular north-eastern songbook with urban-contemporary musical trends.
The band members all come from a town in north-eastern Brazil, and was formed by Arthur Person (voice, guitar and melodica), Pablo Ramires (drums and percussion), Leo Marino (guitars) and Edy Gonzaga (bass). The quartet also features appearances by John Henry (trumpet) and Rodrigo (trombone).
The story of why the band called themselves CabruÍra is really fascinating. "CabruÍra" refers to a bunch of goats or "Lampiano" in Portuguese, who often chew whatever they can find in the struggle to survive in the desert of north east Brazil. CabruÍra is a unique Brazilian group with a rich music scene beyond Bossa and Samba. CabruÍra spices up the rural rhythms with all the urban styles you love to groove to and see themselves as the wild goats who chew all different cultures and rhythms such as Coco, Ciranda, Embolado, Forro, Maracatu and Samba and urban styles from Rock to Funk, Rap and Electro, and by mixing them all up they produce a wonderful sound.
They play a fusion of rhythms that unites influences of traditional north-eastern music with African roots together with a twist of rock, funk and reggae and dance.
With a vast amount of international recognition they have played in most major and prestigious European festivals such as Roskilde in Denmark, WOMAD and Montreux in Switzerland. The band also composed several soundtracks for national and international films and TV productions.
Hence the name of the album "Colors of Brazil" from a band which has been cited as "...the coolest underground group in that crazy wonderful country."