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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.

Braga’s 3rd album Time Warp Blues (Underground Institute), co-produced with Andrea Rocca in London, is “a delightful, expressionist foray into an idiosyncratic, retro-futuristic world of the quirky” (Resonance FM). “Strange songs that take in influences from the the 1920s sometimes played on the uke but with tick tock drum machine and sometimes Silver Apples like synth backing, the songs are beautifully written and performed with Rita’s unique style and panache taking in many varied musical influences and moulding them into her own beautiful eccentric shapes.” (Monolith Cocktail)

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.