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Biography

BATUK is the new musical project from cool d:vision resulting from the collaboration between H2O Production, aka "Bahian", Rosa Emilia Dias, passionate interpreter of the main Brasilian musicians long established in our country and Venetian musician Cristiano Verardo, former guitarist of the charismatic band 'Pitura Freska', who were active in Italy during the Nineties. The album emerges from Rosa's exhuberant Brazilian voice, perfectly combined with the most sophisticated of european musical culture, finding in Cristiano's harmonic and melodic richness its ideal completion. BATUK's sound is positive, fresh and sunny like Bahia's drums, multiple and dynamic, like the best electronic music of our times. The name Batuk is derived from the word "batuque" and from the verb "batucar", meaning "to play drums", but can also be a reference to something simple, like "to hit" a matchbox on a bar table, setting a rhythm. It's the act of inventing a sound and a rhythm using small things, it's everything that helps us to make music with just a few elements. Batucco is the dance of black people too, as black as the Brasilian character of Rosa's voice, whereas the sound flowing in Cristiano's veins is varied in it's origins. The musical mixture of CRUZEIRO DO SUL is fantastic and at the same time extremely varied. It goes from solar and rhythmic atmospheres to the most sophisticated of calm and relaxing tracks. It is undoubtedly a product showing style and a high level of composition and production. All songs of the album are composed, sung and arranged by Rosa and Cristiano, assisted by first-class musicians: Leo Di Angilla, Gianluca Ballarin, Tobia Lenarda, Jaques Morelenbaum, Paolo Brunello, Beppe Costantini, Federico Nalesso, Marco Ponchiroli.
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Batuk is a member of IMIsound
Independent Musicians from Italy

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