* Nocturno, o novo trabalho, sai em Março pelo selo Audiogram. Shows previstos na França (Maio) e Canadá (a partir de Outubro).
* Nomeação aos JUNO AWARDS 2007- Best World Music Album.
* Adaptação em francês et gravação do conto infantil « Le Géant de la Fôret » (O Gigante da Floresta, de Hélio Ziskind) (Editions La Montagne Secrète), com publicação prevista em Setembro 2007.
* Gravação de novo CD “Nocturno”, com lançamento previsto em Março 2008.
* « Cœur Vagabond » lançado em Coréia, Malásia, Japão, Bélgica e Argentina.
* Tournê : França, Canadá, Bélgica, Kosovo, Macedônia, Moldávia, Itália, Alemanha, Turquia, shows no Brasil.
* Lançamento de « Cœur Vagabond » na França 3 abril 2006
* Vencedora do prêmio FÉLIX 2006 (Adisq- meilleur album Musiques du Monde)
* Tournê « Cœur Vagabond » : França, Canadá, Itália.
* Programas de rádio e TV nesses países, vários deles com Henri Salvador. Grandes Festivais, dois quais Francofolies de Montréal 2006 ( show exterior, 15000 pessoas), Spectrum de Montreal. Café de la Danse de Paris.
* Lançamento de Cœur Vagabond no Canadá em Novembro. Produzido por Robson Galdino, com Dominique Bouzon, Luis Augusto Cavani, Sidney Rodrigues, Rômulo Marques, Mederick Bourgue, Josué Domingues, Dada Viana, Silvano Michelino. Participação especial de Márcio Faraco.
* Tournê « Carmin » : França, Canadá, Itália, Hungria, Bélgica – cerca de 100 shows.
* Lançamento de « Carmin ». Produzido opr Erik West-Millette e Robson Galdino. Tournê.
* Festival de Jazz de Montréal, show gravado para ArTV et Bravo, e passado dezenas de vezes nesses canais de TV.
* Gravação de « Carmin ». Turnês. Festivais.
* Turnê « Sources ». Papel de Melisanda na peça musical “ Pelleas y Melisanda”, de Vicente Pradal e Franck Monbaylet, baseada em poema de Pablo Neruda: Grandes teatros clássicos franceses.
* Lançamento de « Sources ». Turnês em França, Itália e Canadá.
* Gravação de « Sources ». Turnês em França, Itália e Canadá.
* Criação do show Momentos com Serge Guirao, baseado em repertório sul-americano em espanhol. Turnê pela França afora.
* Turnê « Mémoire du Vent » com Silvano Michelino (percussões) e Dominique Bouzon (flautas).
* Gravação da música-tema do filme Hasard ou Coïncidences de Claude Lelouch
* Primeiros shows no Canadá e Itália.
* Primeira turnê na França.
* Lançamento de « La Mémoire du Vent » na França.
* Gravação de « La Mémoire du Vent » no selo « Saravah » de Pierre Barouh, com Silvano Michelino (percussões), Dominique Bouzon (flautas), Marion Campos (violão) entre outros.
* Nascimento no Brasil. Exílio dos pais em Chile e Peru, onde Bïa se impregna da cultura de língua espanhola. Em seguida Portugal, por cinco anos.
* Retorno ao Brasil após anistia. Aprendizado violão com professor Hiram. Escolaridade até universidade (USP), onde começa e interrompe estudos de jornalismo.
* Viagem à Europa prevista para durar um ano (e que dura até hoje...). Começo de profissionalização musical em bares e pequenas casas noturnas.
* Residência na França. Vida a bordo de um veleiro por vários anos; viagens à vela no mesmo ao Brasil, África, Europa Mediterrânica.
* Em 1995, decisão de sedentarizar-se para se dedicar exclusivamente à música profissional.
Bia was born in Brazil. During the years of the military dictatorship, her parents were forced into exile. They moved to Chile, then Peru and finally Portugal.
She was 12 when the family went back to their homeland after the Amnisty Law.
For a few years she was just a kid going to school and listening to music, brazilian music but also latin-american or anglo-saxon pop music, singing and playing guitar to her friends. Then she enters the University (Journalism) and disappointment comes : the scholar world seems too narrow for someone who’s been travelling since age 3. She chooses to take a break and go Europe for a year. It finally became years.
biaBia spends a few years sailing around the Atlantic and Mediterranean, learning more about nature, literature, languages, music and politics than she would in any school. In 1995, she decides she won’t be anything else but a musician, and starts going professional. She is living in France and so she sings in French as well as in her mother tongue, Portuguese, or Spanish that she had learned as a child.
In 1996, French author and producer Pierre Barouh offers her a first opportunity to record, after listening to her demo : This first album is called « La Mémoire du Vent », and earns an important prize, the « Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros ». She signs translations in French of some of the songs of the great brazilian songwriter Chico Buarque, who warmly and publicly encourages her.
In 1998 she sings the soundtrack of a Claude Lelouch picture, goes touring in Japan, Italy and Canada, besides France where she starts to be quite well-known.
She releases her second album, « Sources », in 2000. Partly recorded in Rio de Janeiro, this album shows the maturity she is gaining as a songwriter, as well as her need to return to her country’s sources of inspiration. She also pays a tribute to the Beatles, which she has always loved, by covering « Golden Slumbers ».
Her exposure in Quebec, Canada, is getting wider and wider. She makes more than a hundred concerts, radio and TV shows, and the press and public support her.
AND MORE MUSIC...
bia - carminIn 2003, Bia releases her third album, « Carmin ». Most of the songs are hers, but she still pays hommages to her favourite songwriters such as brazilian Chico Buarque, italian Gianmaria Testa or french Henri Salvador. And she brings into light a wonderful Inca mantra, « Inti », a pre-colombian hymn to the sun played in a drum & bass unexpected and beautiful arrangement.
Partly recorded in Paris, partly in Montreal, where she spends much of her time, this new record is sensuous, graceful, creative and irresistible.
Bia goes on singing in several latin languages, creating tasty mixes between bossa-nova or samba rithms and french language, pop flavours sang in south-american way, and some very brazilian or afro-brazilian songs.
Carmin has been produced by Robson Galdino, a carioca (from Rio) guitar player and studio wiz living in Paris, and Erik West Millette, a bass, guitar and slides player from Montreal. Together they have managed to express all the richness and fertility of Bia’s musical universe, in a modern and accoustic way that shows maturity and profoundness as well as playfulness.
After her remarquable concert for the International Jazz Festival of Montreal in July 2003, Bia and her group go back to Europe for concerts in Italy and France, before returning for a new tour in Québec.
One of Carmin's songs, "Mariana", becomes a favorite and Putumayo includes it in one of their collections, "Brazilian Lounge".
In 2005, Bia releases a new album, called “Coeur Vagabond” , Vagabond Heart.
Produced by Robson Galdino, this album is meant as a crossover between brazilian and french culture. Bia dives into the songbooks of both and comes up with a selection of songs that she transforms by changing their language, turning french lyrics into portuguese and vice versa.
One original song, Bilingue, closes the album as a tribute to the marriage of languages, recorded in Paris with some of the finest brazilian and french musicians.
The result is irresistible and earns nominations (Canadian Juno Awards 2007) and prizes (Quebec's FELIX 2006), along with acknowledgment from French stars such as Henri Salvador and Laurent Voulzy, whom she both covers on her album.
The Coeur Vagabond tour makes its way throughout Canada, France, Italy, Brazil, as usual, but also Germany, Moldavia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Belgium and Turkey.
Bia also works on the translation and recording of a Brazilian children's musical tale, called Le Géant De La Forêt, released in october 2007.
During the year 2007, in between shows, she works on her new original songs album, called Nocturno (Nightly).
Producer and long time partner-in-music Erik West Millette (www.myspace.com/erikwestrainz) conducts the train, and finally after a year's work the new recording is ready.
Nocturno is being released in Canada and other countries will soon follow.