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Portugal tour


Doing a few shows in Portugal this month: Galeria LAR in Lagos, Festival Cidade PreOcupada in Montemor-o-Novo, and a show with special collaborations at CCOP in Porto in the line of the unpredictable cabarets I organized 2 years ago: with Jamba we did a bollywood inspired set colored with video projections by Martha Colburn, and with Filipe Silva I did slower ukulele songs with a lot of delay effects.


Next show will be in Lisbon at MAGA Sessions, 19th of July.

DIF magazine

I had a feature on this month’s issue of DIF magazine

Texto Andreia Arenga
Fotografia Rachel Marques Photography
Styling Twisted Soul Productions
Make Up Raquel Rivera


and now for something different

here is my portrait (with my Spanish braga) by the mighty, multi talented Olaf Ladousse

rita_con su braga


Thanks to Fernando Vacas (the man behind Eureka Records from Cordoba) and the multifaceted artist Victor Coyote, I played 4 concerts in the South of Spain: Sevilla – Jaén – Fuengirola – Cordoba. I did a small set with my songs and was a guest of Victor in a few songs, who was acomppanied by Ricardo Moreno (drummer of Los Ronaldos). Besides being great fun, these two guys make a wonderful set together and I’m hoping they will play in Portugal too.


the wonderful Casino de la Exposición de Sevilla (1929 expo)


patio of La Boca, the restaurant-venue where we played the last show in Cordoba


and a short stop in Granada (that night I played in Jaén)


at El Piso bar (Fuengirola)

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Swiss tour

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live at Café du Commerce in Biel, 14/05 © Mischa Dickerhof

went to Stadtfilter Radio in Winterthur:

sunset show at Portier, Winterthur:


my Brazilian nickname Rita Brega (Rita Trashy) became real on an online party guide from Winterthur:


Review from the 1st show at Am Quai in Solothurn:

am quai

appeared in the local newspaper in Biel:


in Bern met a personal trainer who made me do a guerrilla show in a small cozy bar in her neighborhood called Zar (which payed for the last trains) – picture taken the morning after:


the night before I had an enthusiastic crowd of 3 people in Bärner Mitti (in the end there were 6). During a break a couple who was walking outside jumped on stage and made an expected duet:


my enthusiastic Bern crowd:


I’m still missing the chickens, the trains, the personal trainer, the mad dancers in Solothurn and the river Aare. I’m hoping to return in 2016!

Rita on TV

rita tv

Last night went to the TV news (RTP2 – Channel 2 in Portugal) for a short live interview about my new EP. Phew. Done (it was actually not so difficult to do)

Western Wild

New collaborations with US artist Martha Colburn! In between three shows I did in Algarve this past weekend (in Faro and Guia), we were doing some landscape research for her upcoming film Western Wild about the German author Karl May and did some video shooting in Praia da Falésia. Some of this footage might result in a new music video for one of the songs on my new EP Gringo in São Paulo. Check out her blog about new film project!



“Gringo in São Paulo” – record release in Lisbon and Porto


more soon about these shows in Galeria Zé dos Bois in Lisbon and Passos Manuel in Porto!

I had the very special live support of MårDiČu, dressed as two Carmencitas and Klaus Nomi, who flew all way from Sweden to Portugal for my record release parties!

for now: some pictures from ZDB by Sara Cunha (Offbeatz):

Rita Braga & Marc Behrens Smile You Against the Wall


Saturday 28th of February – I will play a concert with Marc Behrens featuring his compositions never presented live before, some almost 30 years old – directly from the space-time tube of West Germany 1986-1991 into Porto 2015!

concert parallel to the exhibition «A Magnet Between Proteins and Sugar» by Marc Behrens,

entrada/admission: €4

“Gringo in São Paulo”: new single and animation video


Here is my new single, with an animation video freshly done by the mighty Vuk Pabrik! Vuk is an artist from Pančevo, Serbia, and he’s doing animation, comics, illustration and also music.

from the new EP “Gringo In São Paulo” (5 new songs on a 7″ vinyl + download card, released in March 2015)

music and lyrics: Rita Braga
animation: Vuk Palibrk
recorded at the studios in Casa do Mancha in São Paulo City
mixing and mastering: Marc Behrens

Rita Braga – vocals and ukulele
Mancha Leonel – drums
Bernard Simon Barbosa – guitar and bass
Pedro Falcão – cuíca and pandeiro
Matheus Zingano – acoustic guitar