Marcelo D2 (vocals); Alexandre Vaz (guitar); Philippe Baden (keyboards); Mauro Bermam (bass); Lourenco Almeida (drums); Alisson Ramos, Leandro Sapucahy, Layse Sapucahy, Leandro da Silva (percussion); Alexandre Lopes (DJ).
Sun 16 July 2006 21:00 - 22:15 Yukon
Marcelo D2 is the man who is credited to be the inventor of the musical fusion between samba and hiphop. After two solo CD’s the former frontman of the rock rap group Planet Hemp finds himself in the vanguard of Brazil’s lively music scene. At the Brazilian MTV Awards he netted several prizes. On À Procura da Batida Perfeita (‘In search for the perfect sound’.) that sold 350.000 copies in Brazil alone, he mixes samba with Brazilian rap lyrics in a creative way. The fact he doesn’t talk about typical American gangsta subjects, speaks well for him. For Marcello D2 ánything could be a subject for his lyrics, for instance his life with his little boy. And all that to a background of traditional samba choirs, scratched into the music. Marcello D2 will perform with a 9-piece band including four percussionists and a DJ.