Malagueta is a very strong kind of pepper from Brazil. Tiny but mighty.
We really enjoy making music together.
I’ve been playing with Jeremy for a few years, we have collaborated on a number of projects. We had been thinking about a small ensemble with a wide scope of sound, to play original compositions with a Brazilian popular flavor in a chamber environment. Only in the last year we found the perfect complement, when we met Uka who had just moved to NY from Pernambuco, Brazil.
- Uka Gameiro – Percussion
- Jeremy Lamb – Violoncello
- João MacDowell – Guitar, Vocals
Check it out:
The song Escher was based on an arbitrary rhythm, built on the prime number 13. It was originally to portray NY and a character from Tamanduá, the opera. The challenge with the trio was to play it like it was a folk beat from the back-lands of Brazil.
The next song, O Mercador/The Headlines, is a song from my first solo album. I keep recording new versions of it, it’s fun to play and it has a lot of space for interesting things to happen.