21 March 1961 (age 57)
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
One of most important composer and singer from Bahia-Brazil, with a really unique personal style, she mixes Bossa Nova and Brazilian Rhythms with Blues, Jazz, Rock and R&B, as well as doses of Latin music.
With her sensual, deep voice, and her versatility as a singer with her own characteristic tone and lyrics ranging from whisper to wild chords has made Sylvia Patricia the first Bahian singer to receive the Sharp Prize revelation in 1990, one important prize in Brazil.
Sylvia Patricia feels comfortable within any musical style being both an academic musician and a popular singer. She graduated in music with a major in singing from the Faculdade Paulista de Arte and also studied composing and conducting, classical guitar, piano and even classical Indian music. Her unique sense of sound also comes from her family background, which has both a musical and literary tradition. On her father’s side she belongs to a famous musical family from Pernambuco.
Born in Salvador, with indigenous blood from an ancestral on her skin, she uses the music to talk of love and life’s ups and downs in the metropolis, of sprawling cities that don’t ever stop growing but all from an upbeat point of female view. She composes with character, quite at home in the world of so-called Brazilian New Music. Her talent has been recognised by other great Brazilian singers such as Caetano Veloso, for example, who did the duet Cantar with her on her second CD. As well she shows her talent in reinterpretations/remakes of some sacred sambas.
Her third CD, Tente Viver Sem Mim, released by her own label SPECIARIAS MUSICAIS records, was launched by Nippon Crown in Japan and presents 11 songs by Sylvia Patricia, among them Tente Viver Sem Mim, Quero Outra Vez and Outro Inverno, (this song was included in two compilation albums of Bossa Nova produced in England by Union Square /Manteca Records: “Bossa Nova Nights” and “Brazil the essential album”, and now is just releasing in Italy on the album “Outro Brazil - contemporary grooves from nova bossa to modern Brazil” –Halidon srl.
In the summer of 2004, Sylvia Patricia did shows in the province of Cadiz, Spain, when presented her CD Purpurina 37, and she had a lot of success on the part of publish and of the newspapers from Andalusia, so well, that returned to Spain in January 2005 and July/August 2006 for concerts in Barcelona and Tarifa. In April 2005, the Portuguese label Difference Music even released a lounge remix of her song ¨Não Quero Saber Seu Nome¨ in the compilation World Trends.
With 15 years of career, Sylvia Patricia has always been in evidence and on the Brazilian scene and is one of the relevant names from the new generation in Brazilian music.
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