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THE ELIXIR OF LIFE

Try to imagine a group with "cross-over vibes", transcending multiple genres, using traditional rhythms from around the world and sounding super contemporary. NAPALMA is a Berlin-based WorldBeat project that mix Afro-Brazilian sounds and percussions, electronic beats, brass and eclectic vocals, creating a groovy explosion, conceived with a unique and original formula that started in Brazil in 2004 and broke borders and barriers through adventures and experiences in over 25 countries. Their music continues developing and transforming.

Brazilian
Cid Travaglia is the driving force and co-producer behind the powerful electronic programming and plays djembe, whistles, Sample Pad and recycled instruments such a construction helmet. In concerts and in the studio, NAPALMA is a dynamic and collaborative project, with a network of different vocalists and musicians, while maintaining the multicultural identity and energy for the dance floors.

 

Currently they have been working together with Senegalese singer Abass Ndiaye, that brought lyrics in Wolof, influences and melodies from West Africa, and with the Brazilian singer, DJ and percussionist DA MATTA.Colorful melodies and beats powered by captivating electronic arrangements acquire original forms, based on fidelity to a variety of percussive beats and voices. This surprisingly creates a trance.

For a complete and comprehensive experience, you need to attend their shows. In a few seconds, relax, you'll find yourself dancing and never stop!

The Highlights of the latest Releases are the Music Video in the
Amazon Rainforest for‘Sunu Waref’ and the EP & Music Video ‘URBAN ART Tribute’, filmed in twelve countries.

Performances

Montreux International Jazz Festival . Switzerland

Amsterdam Roots Open Air . Netherlands
Festival Salva Tu Selva . Amazon . Colombia

Haus der Kulturen der Welt . Berlin . Germany

Boom Festival . Portugal

Universo Parallello Festival . Brazil

Cape Town International Jazz Festival . South Africa

Cairo Opera House . Cairo . Egypt

3000 Grad Festival . Germany

Festival dos Abrazos . Santiago de Compostela . Spain

Bushfire Festival . Swaziland 

Vic Falls Carnival . Zimbabwe

Pacha Sharm El Sheikh . Egypt 

Circo Voador . Rio de Janeiro . Brazil 

Onderstroom Festival . Vlisingen . Netherlands

Azgo Festival . Maputo . Mozambique 

Awesome Africa Festival . Durban . South Africa

Guanabara . London . UK

Arrifana Sunset Festival . Portugal

Splashy Fen Festival . Drakensberg . South Africa

Bibliotheca Alexandrina . Alexandria . Egypt

FIFA World Cup Tour 2010 . South Africa