Together for over 15 years, BossaCucaNova is a group that combines the Brazilian sounds of bossa nova and expertly combines them with electronica. The group was co-founded by Márcio Menesca the son of bossa pioneer Roberto Menescal,along with DJ Marcelinho DaLua and record producer/sound engineer Alex Moreira. Over over the years has consisted of a number of class musicians with the current selection together for a decade now. They’re work has consisted of 7 albums including a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album in 2002.
“We are more than a big band—we are a large family!” – Márcio Menescal
Their latest release Our Kind of Bossa has been to number one on the iTunes world music chart and featured renowned Brazilian artists such as Maria Rita, MPB band Os Cariocas and the late Oscar Castro Neves. The band has been on tour in the United States with shows in Florida and California. They have up coming shows on Tuesday, October 28 & Wednesday, October 29 at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle, WA.
To celebrate their tour and the success of their recent album the group along with Six Degrees Records have decided to digitally re-release the catalog of the groups work including the 2002 Latin Grammy nominated Brasilidade.
Revisited Classics (1999)
Uma Batida Diferente (2004)
Ao Vivo (live recording, 2008)
BossaCucaNova and Roberto Menescal
Márcio Menescal, Alex Moreira, and DJ Marcelinho DaLua
Ipanema Lounge, Vol. 1 (2005)
“[BossaCucaNova] has mastered its distinctive corner of the intersection of Brazilian and electronic genres, creating a collection of irresistible, easy-going tunes.”
Be sure to look check out thework these wonderful representatives of Brazilian music and culture. Our Bossa Kind of Bossa is available on iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp, with the entire catalog will be digitally released September 16th (aside from Our Kind of Bossa, there aren’t physical copies of the albums available).