Terra Samba is a brazilian Sambareggae group from Salvador da Bahia. In 1998 they quickly captured the hearts of the brazilian people with their mega hit "Liberar Geral". Typical for their music is its brazilian and carribean rhythm. A few more famous songs include "Deus é Brasileiro", "Na Manteiga", "Banho De Chuveiro" and "Carrinho De Mão".
One of the greatest representatives of newest Funk Carioca is Leandro Dionísio dos Santos Moraes (lead vocal). Born in 1980, in Cidade de Deus, one of the most violent cities from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil he created "Bonde do Tigrão". The group also includes dancers Gustava Pereira da Silva and Carlos Magno da Silva Gonzo.
Netinho was born as Ernesto de Souza Andrade Júnior in Santo Antônio de Jesus, Bahia, Brazil. Netinho is a Brazilian singer best known by his axé music songs. He started his singer career playing at pubs and clubs in Salvador, Bahia (early 1980's). In 1988 he became part of Banda Beijo (axe music band).
The EVA (or group known as Banda EVA) is a band of Bahian axé music that has great success during the 1990s, under the voice of Ivete Sangalo, through Emanuelle Araújo and currently, the EVA has the lead singer Saulo Fernandes.
Só Pra Contrariar was a Brazilian musical group formed in 1989. The band is more known for its frontman, Alexandre Pires, who has launched a successful solo career after the band's break-up. Band history
In the early 90's, the effervescent musical scene of Bahia generated a new phenomenon: Timbalada - a huge group of percussionist with tribal paintings on their bodies and a female singer that performed topless. they all played timbaus, a tall drum that hangs from the shoulder of the percussionist and is held between the legs.