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Celia Mara

Célia Mara is a Brazilian singer-songwriter and producer who has lived since the 1990s in Vienna and since 2003 partly in Salvador, Bahia. She defines herself as "bastardista": violating race and class structures. Célia Mara is part of the famous movement - famous: platform for famous female culture. Célia Mara was born in Pedra Azul, Minas Gerais, a small town in the Vale do Jequitinhonha, one of today's poorest regions of the world. Politically, she grew up under a military regime, she began her musical career as an autodidact on the guitar. Influenced by the revolutionary Tropicalismo, she started early to play songs from Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque but from Mercedes Sosa and her own compositions on local events. In 1979 she was the first girl of the Vale de Jequintinhonha participating to a regional event: "Los procurados" - "festivale"festivale, organized by Tadeu Martins, she lived in Belo Horizonte, (had shows at cabare mineiro,"Palacio das Artes" performing as well in Rio de Janeiro teatro Vila Lobos and Sao paulo sesc Pompeia, presenting a fusion between rural and urban songs.

TV appearances such as in Brasil de Rolando Boldrin in Rede Globo gave a push to her career. In the early 1990s, her first European tour brought her to small clubs and minor festivals in Germany, Switzerland and Northern Italy. In 1993, she moved to Austria, having a solo and duo-career, performing at important regional jazz festivals,distribution: 2000: Concerto Poll: best world music artist Austria 2003: herta pammer preis for the event: culture is our weapon 2006: copa da cultura,Brazilian culture export award for Bastardista World Music Fly Global Music Funk Haus Euuropa Many Musics Vienna Jazz célia mara's site célia mara's myspace

Murray Lachlan Young

Murray Lachlan Young is a British poet, stand-up performer, playwright and children's author. He came to prominence during the Britpop era of the mid-1990s, when he became the only poet to sign a recording contract worth £1m. Murray Lachlan Young was born the youngest of two boys in Washington DC, to a Scottish father and an English mother, he was brought up in Sevenoaks, where he attended Wildernesse School, graduating from Salford University with a degree in media performance. In 1998, he married singer Zoë Pollock and after moving to a smallholding near St Leonards-on-Sea, they had two children, they moved to St Levan, Cornwall in 2004, but separated in 2009. In 2014, he married singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cavendish and set up home in Dalston, before separating in 2016. Young lives in London. Since Young's early shows supporting such acts as Julian Cope, the Pretenders and Dita von Teese on the music and cabaret circuit in London, live stand-up poetry has been a key part of his career. Tom Hodgkinson, editor of The Idler magazine, writes "Murray is both an actor and a wit, a poet who can perform and a performer who can write poetry, rolled into one."Live solo shows include: UK solo headline tours Glastonbury Festival of Performing Arts MTV Music Awards, US T in the Park Festival Port Elliot Festival Latitude Festival Goodlife Festival Brighton Festival The Wilderness Festival 6 Music Festival Festival No 6 Poet in residence at The Union Club, London Poet in residence at The Arts Club, London Vice & Verse Casual Sex and Other Verse How Freakin' Zeitgeist Are You?

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