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Biography (EN)

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Rita Braga (Lisbon, 1985) is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She performs songs in over 10 languages.

Over the past decade she has performed all across Europe, the US, Brazil, Australia and Japan.

Time Warp Blues (Underground Institute, 2020) is Braga’s 3rd album, co-produced with Andrea Rocca in London.

John Barlass described it on At The Barrier as a “highly quirky, marvelously varied and ominously dystopian collection of music.” Concerning her idiosyncratic pop style, Christopher Nosnibor wrote on Whisperin’ and Hollerin’: “her songs are brimming with vaudeville vintage vibes (…), while also passing more than a nod primitive bedroom indie stylings of seminal new wave act Young Marble Giants, with her sparse arrangements and basic drum machine sound.”

Her previous album Bird on the Moon (Lunadélia Recs, 2018 / Moorworks, Japan 2019) was listed as one of the “Top 15 records featuring ukuleles” by The Wire magazine.

She wrote and performed a sci-fi minimal ukulele pop operetta called A Quantic Dream. The show combined a dream sequence, astrophysics, burlesque, animation and lighthearted existentialism.

Braga has collaborated with Bernardo Devlin, Dorit Chrysler, Felix Kubin, Ian Svenonius,The Legendary Tigerman, Mary Ocher and others.