Special participation of Breno Viricimo & Bianca Godoi.
The musicians Leo Middea and Paulo Novaes meet in Amsterdam for a first-ever and special concert, singing the songs that marked their trajectories. Both bring in their musicality what is best in Brazilian popular music today, also called Nova MPB (the new generation making Música Popular Brasileira).
A friendship that began in Brazil and extended to Portugal, where the two lived between 2018 and 2020, and which generated many partnerships such as ‘Estrangeiro’ and ‘Eu te amo mais’, in addition to the album ‘Vicentina’, by Léo Middea, which was produced by Paulo Novaes.
Paulo Novaes – Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Léo Middea – Acoustic Guitar & Vocal
Bianca Godói – Acoustic Guitar
Breno Viricimo – Bass
Paulo Novaes is a composer, singer and instrumentalist born in São Paulo. At 28, he has a relevant career in music, with three albums already released and songs re-recorded by names such as Jorge Drexler, Lenine, Anavitória, Luiza Possi, Bruna Caram, Outraeu, Leandro Léo, Tiago Nacataro, Duda Brack, Joana Castanheira, Dani Gurgel and Pedro Altério, among others.
In 2016, he released his debut album, “Esfera”, which was featured in Best of the Year lists in the specialized press. “Baú do Coração”, his second album, was released in 2018. It was in that year that he moved to Lisbon, where he lived until 2020. This experience guided his third work, “Minha Cabeça”, released in 2021. The song ‘Travo’ ‘, the work’s first single, reached the mark of 1 million plays on Spotify in just 4 months.
Composed by Paulo Novaes, the song ‘Perdoa’, recorded by the duo Anavitória at the beginning of 2019, surpasses the mark of 16 million plays on YouTube, in addition to 20 million on Spotify. Recently, on Anavitória’s new album, Paulo collaborated with the composition ‘Lisboa’ made in partnership with Ana Caetano and which had the participation of the master Lenine, reaching more than 2 million plays on digital platforms in less than a month after its release. The song, in partnership with Ana, also gained a Spanish version, written and performed by Jorge Drexler.
Leo Middea, born in Rio de Janeiro, began his musical career at the age of 18 with his first album “Dois” (2014) and he toured Argentina during the same period. Today with three more albums released: “A Dança do Mundo” (2016), “Vicentina” (2020), and “Beleza Isolar” (2020). He has already achieved more than 4 million streams on online platforms and has done more than 200 concerts throughout Europe and South America.
As a drummer, she has worked with several artists, such as Maria Gadú, Não Recomendados, Diego Moraes, among others, going through major national and international festivals and also in the main concert halls and cultural spaces in Brazil.
She had his first solo album released in 2020, “Espaço-tempo”.
In the midst of the pandemic, she created her own label, Codorna Records, where she could develop and perform all her skills in an integral way.
Today she works with musical production and executive of musical, artistic and cultural projects.
Born and raised in the south of Brazil (Santa Catarina), I’ve moved to Amsterdam to continue my musical studies at the age of 21 years old in 2010. Growing up in Brazil has clearly influenced my attention to rhythm, both in the sense of the traditional sambas but also from the more recent productions. I love song-writing, playing guitars and basses. “That’s how I feel up my agenda: recording music, writing songs and playing concerts.” After many years of mainly performing live, Olaiá Music came to life: a digital platform in which the focus is creating and releasing Brazilian inspired music.