RITA BRAGA’s critically acclaimed debut album, produced by Bernardo Devlin. Featuring guest artists Chris Carlone (credited as “the Carlone Orchestra”), Bernardo Devlin, Nik Phelps (Tom Waits, Frank Zappa), Yvette Dudoit (Fort King), Jef Hogan-Buffa (Amanda Jo Williams), Hernani Faustino (Red Trio), Rui Dâmaso (Loosers) and Ignatz B. The album was recorded in Lisbon, Philadelphia, Gent, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires. The cover is a drawing by Serbian cartoonist Aleksandar Zograf.
A little EP with lo-fi home recordings I collected just before my 1st US tour in 2008. I drew the cover and hand paint it in different colors.
I went on that direction after I did a cover of an old Brazilian Carnival March adding some effects, and someone said it sounded like dub. Here is my version of “Upa-Upa”, written by Ary Barroso for the Carnival of 1940:
“Vem Kan Segla”, a folk song from Sweden
“Drown”, written by Rita Braga (demo)
“Tonight You Belong To Me” by Chips and Salsa
Chris Carlone on vocals, piano, banjo, ukulele and drums
Rita Braga on vocals and synth