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O Rappa

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O Rappa (pronounced “Oh Hah-pah”) is a popular Brazilian reggae/rock band from Rio de Janeiro. Their sound is a rich, refreshing meddle of reggae and rock often combined with elements of funk, hip-hop, rap and samba. They are also known for their smart, socially conscious lyrics; the members themselves work on numerous social projects in the country.

Current Formation
* Marcelo Falcão - vocals
* Xandão (Alexandre Menezes) - guitars
* Lauro Farias - bass

* Nelson Meirelles - keyboards
* Marcelo Lobato- drums


Origins

O Rappa got their start in 1993, when Jamaican reggae artist Papa Winnie arrived in Brazil for a series of show and needed a back up band to support him. Four people were immediately picked: Nelson Meirelles, a well-known Rio de Janeiro indie producer; Marcelo Lobato, former member of África Gumbe; Alexandre (Xandão) Menezes, a musician with African influences; and Marcelo Yuka, a prolific songwriter and member of KMD-5 at the time. After the shows with Winnie, the foursome decided to keep the band going and added a vocalist and fifth member, Marcelo Falcão, recruited through an ad in Rio’s main newspaper. In 1994, they released their first album, O Rappa, on the Warner label.


Tragedy

In 2001, Marcelo Lobato who was originally on keyboard had to take over drum duties after the band’s original drummer and main songwriter, Marcelo Yuka, was shot multiple times during a robbery near his house in Rio, which severely compromised movement in both his legs and one of his arms.

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  • kabral

    O equilíbrio de Deus, o equilíbrio de Deus, de Deus! Sim! É logo ali o horizonte!

    24 Mar 1:27am Reply
  • blramones

    ainda melhor ao vivo

    20 Mar 7:21pm Reply
  • Suck_

    Todo respeito ao som que esses caras fazem! Agitaram e mostraram pro que vieram no Marco Zero - Recife. Show memorável, salve a família O Rappa!

    18 Feb 11:05pm Reply
  • kulikova81

    Muito boa! :D

    29 Jan 7:30pm Reply
  • BrunnaRafaela

    Tapa na cara pra mostrar quem é que manda ♪♩♫♭♪♯♬♪♫♩♫♭ ♪♯

    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • tionegao

    Melhor banda nacional :3

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Suck_

    Faltou luz mas era dia, diaa!!!!

    30 Nov 2014 Reply
  • enorerm

    "Também morre quem atira..."

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • enorerm

    Todo Camburão Tem Um Pouco De Navio Negreiro *-*

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ADAILTONCASTRO

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • cherrybtw

    Show em João Pessoa foi do caralho!

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Guuy

    Sempre que eu ia para a igreja com meu pai, quando eu era bem pequeno, tocava Rodo Cotidiano no rádio do carro, meu pai sempre parava na lojinha de jogos de video game pra me comprar um jogo de PS1 quando voltavamos de lá... Nada importante, mas essa cena sempre me vem a cabeça quando escuto essa música.... :'(

    27 Sep 2014 Reply
  • pqprafaella

    Também morre quem atira.

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • senotfed

    me deixa

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • sdualc_

    Como eram fodas no começo da carreira!

    23 Jun 2014 Reply
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    6 Jun 2014 Reply
  • viictorngz

    experimentar o experimental

    2 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Software_

    Matar as saudades dessa good vibe imensa que é um show d'o Rappa: não tem preço! ♥ Chega logo sexta-feira. More fireee!

    2 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Carlos3L

    nunca tem fim...

    30 May 2014 Reply
  • alefspfc

    show em Natal foi dahora

    23 Apr 2014 Reply
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