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BR6 has a story that is similar to that of other Brazilian vocal groups: singer-friends who know other singers and get together to make a vocal group. Unlike so many others who did it with voice and guitar, the group (six musicians and arrangers with elaborate musical schooling) picked the most difficult way of making vocal music: without any instruments. The group was influenced by the history of various generations of Brazilian vocal groups and by the first recording of the group Take 6, at the beginning of the 90s, a recording that changed the direction of international vocal music. Crismarie Hackenberg (mezzo), Deco Fiori (tenor), Augusto Ordine (baritone), Marcelo Caldi (tenor), Simô (bass) and Naife Simões (Vocal Percussion) go after two dreams: fomenting the creation of the market for Brazilian a cappella music and paying homage to Brazilian national vocal music with their talent and creativity. On this same road, BR6 sums up the efforts of many groups, but stands out as pioneer in the art of making music without instruments, opening the way for new generations that most certainly will come.

Their debut CD, “Música Popular Brasileira A Cappella”, a work comprised of a selection of pearls mined from the Brazilian repertoire and presented a cappella, won a CARA award for the best CD of 2005 in the Folk/World Album category from CASA (The Contemporary A Cappella Society).

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