Samba, Forró, MPB Bossa Nova and some Cape Verdean and Cuban music. Cissa Paz is a recording artist from Rio de Janeiro. We can come as small as a duo or trio, with the full band or anything in between. Whatever fits your budget! My full band consists of vocals, piano, guitar, bass, cavaquinho, violin, drums and percussion. Our music is for dancing but we can also play Bossa Nova and lounge music if you prefer. Please visit my website at (link hidden) for more info.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
I play with a band of world class musicians who are local to DC. Our show is high energy and fun. Our monthly show attracts a or of Brazilian music and dance lovers who really enjoy our performance. Our full band is composed of lead singer, pianist, bassist, cavaquinho guitarrist, guitarrist, percussionist and violinist. Our sound is contemporary and fun.
Born in Belgium by chance, Cissa was raised mostly in Rio de Janeiro. She began her musical love affair by spending afternoons with the sounds of Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Elis Regina and other Brazilian greats coming from her parents’ record player. She would get home after school and rush the vinyls, memorizing all her favorite lyrics. She absorbed every note, riff, and samba beat. Her musical tastes matured as she kept sampling the musical landscape of the world. Cissa’s sound is influenced by afox, forro, maracatu and the popular music of Brazil. Later on, she became more interested in the big rock stars like Led Zepplin, Guns and Roses, Alice and Chains to name a few. A even later, after moving to the U.S. at age 17, she fell in love with R&B, Soul and Hip Hop. There’s no end to the possibilities of interesting rhythms and prose that will emerge from her upcoming projects.
A world traveler, Cissa immersed herself in the musical culture of five continents. She performs songs in Portuguese, Portuguese Creole, Spanish, French and English.
Currently living in DC, her musical passion has turned into a full blown career. Cissa has blessed audiences, venues and festivals around the East Coast. Her voice, spirit and presence meld into a delicious blend delighting audiences everywhere. Her current focus is on her her solo project, with which her album is expected to be released in the Summer of 2014 – she has joined forces with some contemporary Rio de Janeiro-based musicians and they are currently writing and arranging a new repertoire to perform around the world.
Additional Booking Notes
We can do our own sound if necessary but it's always better to hire a sound tech to get best results.
Past Booked Events
|September 08, 2018 • 7:30pm - 11:00pm||House Party|
|November 09, 2015||Cultural Event|
|September 21, 2015||Campus Event|
|July 18, 2015||House Party|
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