Alexandra Jackson: "Veleiros Negros"
Featuring Paulo Calasans (Piano), Joao Castilho (Guitar), Andre Siqueira (Percussion) and Curtis King, Jr. (Vocals)
The track also features the legends Teo Lima (Drums) and the late Arthur Maia (Bass)
Composer: Carlinhos Brown
Producer: Robert Hebert
Arranger: Larry Williams
Co-Arranged by Paulo Calasans, Joao Castilho, Andre Siqueira, Curtis King, Jr., Teo Lima and Arthur Maia
Music Track Recorded by Flavio Neto Filho in Rio de Janeiro
Vocals Recorded by Luther Banks in Atlanta
Mixed and Mastered by Andreas Meyer in New York City
Carlinhos Brown (composer)
CARLINHOS BROWN is one of the most creative artists, active and innovative in the current scenario of Brazilian music, giving worldwide exposure to Brazilian music.
Born Antonio Carlos Santos de Freitas; (November 23, 1962) from Salvador, Bahia. His musical style blends tropicália, reggae, and traditional Brazilian percussion.
As a musician, he's worked with many important artists such as João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, João Bosco and Djavan. As a composer, he has written more than 600 works, many of them performed by renowned artists such as Maria Bethania, Gal Costa, Cassia Eller, Nando Reis, Arnaldo Antunes, Marisa Monte, Rita Lee, Ney Matogrosso, among many others.
Carlinhos established the Pracatum School or otherwise known as the Pracatum Project in 1994. Having established a name for himself, he wanted to do more than just write powerful lyrics, he wanted to help his hometown and the children, whom like him, had high hopes with such little resources.The proceeds of this school along with Timbalada went towards improving health reforms, urban development such as paving the streets that once had overflowing sewer water, and renovating unfinished housing projects.
In 2002 he formed the group Tribalistas with Arnaldo Antunes and Marisa Monte, contributing vocals and drums to their self-titled album Os Tribalistas. The album spawned multiple hits and in 2003, Tribalistas won the Best Album, Best DVD, and Best Song (for "Já Sei Namorar") awards from the Multishow of Brazilian Music.
In August of 2017, the band officially announced their reunion and released a new album.
They now are on a triumphant world tour ... including upcoming shows in February 2019 in New York, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco.