About

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter years away from his home and after being heavily inspired by the strong heart of a nation, musician Samuel J set off on a mission following a vision to create a large scale musical project with some of his musical heroes in Brazil. Deeply inspired by the courage of the many street children he met across the country, he dreamt that one day this project could raise awareness and provide education to help young lives. After a long and challenging journey, the vision has manifested.

“It was a daunting task to set out and collaborate with the musicians that I most aspired to in Brasil.  I self produced and recorded this album spending years away, months in studios, in favelas, houses, on late night buses metros in and out of the craziest places – As time peeled back the layers to the hard truths of this world, it was the young childrens’ larger than life smiles and ability to rise up even in the face of total chaos, that kept me driven.”

Armed with a camera and a portable home studio Samuel began a journey guided by music in the worlds most colourful nation. The artist was profoundly inspired by the strong presence of nature and its visible head on conflict with mans ever expanding urban world. Arriving alone in Brazil and unable to speak the ‘lingo’ Samuel made his connections through music, ’often where no one could understand each other we would just jam and find a common language in the music’. After successfully touring in Brazil and building a strong following, Samuel J had a dream to create a collaborative album and so founded and created the Brazil Live Project. A musical project of his own material inspired by a nation that changed his life. After a hard and long journey Samuel achieved this dream creating an album which features participations and presentations with many of the countries greatest talents. Here Samuel managed to collaborate Brazils great stage names and some of its many hidden street talents. The music is a reflection of the experiences and special insight that built up of 8 years. More than an album Brasil Live Project reflects the unifying power of music and its ability to breakdown barriers in ever more segregated world.

Uma jornada musical através dos grande talentos da musica brasileira, liderada pelo artista inglês Samuel J. Após algumas vindas ao Brasil, Samuel J sentiu uma grande afinidade com a música e a alma dos brasileiros e depois das turnes no Brasil com Ben Harper e Donavon Frankenreiter continuou morando no Pais para criar o projeto. Depois de um encontro com Maria Gadú, nasceu a ideia de reunir em um mesmo álbum todas as inspirações e músicos que ele havia conhecido. Inspirado por uma Nacao colorida que e movida pela fe e consolada pela musica, um projeto que tem como um dos muitos objetivos, a unificacao e a integracao social de pessoas carentes no Brasil. No projeto, ele explora de forma unica a nossa musica, criando um som universal com o poder de tocar a alma das pessoas. Mais do que um álbum, Brasil Live Project e um reflexo do poder da música sem fronteiras.


The Musicians Involved

Dani Black

You can feel the whole of Brasil believes in Dani black as being the next great rising star of popular Brasilain music aka MPB. He has the belief and support of Brazilians greats. A very powerful live act Dani’s compositions are a really full sound laced with skilful rich guitar and soulful vocals.

Você pode sentir que Brasil acredita em Dani como sendo a próxima grande estrela em ascensão da música popular brasileira, MPB. Ele tem a crença eo apoio de grandes nomes brasileiros. Um poderoso compositor, ao vivo Dani cria um som realmente cheia com guitarra rica e vocais da alma.


Musicians from Olodum

OLODUMWorld renowned percussion masters Olodum have seen their traditional samba reggae sound reach the world this last decade. Their recordings with Sting and Michael Jackson are amongst their successes internationally, and back home are treasured by Brazilians as their leading percussion group.

World Masters renomado percussão. Olodum viu sua música (reggae samba) alcançar o mundo nesta última década. Suas gravações com Sting e Michael Jackson estão entre seus sucessos a nível internacional, apreciadas pelos brasileiros como o principal grupo de percussão no País.


Tato do Falamansa

TatoMulti talented award winning singer and producer Tato, marked a whole generation with his music. His music aspired faith love and ‘alegria; (cheerfulness) to a whole population. His 12 year standing career has seen the sale of an outstanding 3 million discs. Tato and Samuel sing together in the music Better Day.

Cantor e compositor, marcou uma geração de jovens no Brasil, com canções inspiradas em alegria, fé, amor e superação. 12 anos de carreira musical e mais de 3 milhōes de discos.


Gabriel o Pensador

GabrielGabriels powerful music and poetry has captured the respect of his whole country. His intelligent concepts and lyrics have gained him the reputation as one of Brazils greatest poets. Samuel invited Gabriel to work on the song Prince of The Sun, a composition dedicated to the outstanding courage of Brazils street kids. The piece was inspired by one particular boy that Sam grew to know.

Um dos maiores nomes do cenario musical brasileiro. Cantor e compositor, Gabriel
Pensador revolucionou o rap brasileiro. Cheio de ginga e atitude musical, Gabriel elevou o rap nacional, com letras repletas de poesia, críticas social e moral.


Fernandinho Beatbox

FernandinhoConsidered the greatest beat boxer in all of latin america, Fernandinho made his mark on the world hip hop scene with his explosive stage performances, touring the globe with Brazils legendry hip hop guru Marcelo D2. Fernandinho and Samuel developed a unique sound with live freestyle performances, there first recorded track together ‘Western World’ was a success in Brazil and received broadcast support form multi show.

Considerado atualmente o melhor “Beat Box” da America Latina e dono de uma originalidade que o fez ultrapassar as barreiras do rap e desenvolver sólidas parcerias com alguns dos maiores nomes da música brasileira, dentre os quais se destaca Marcelo D2, com quem estabeleceu uma parceria de longa data. Fernandinho Beatbox e Samuel J, apresentam um show exclusivo, onde as músicas são compostas na hora, por meio de improvisação e predomina o hip hop, em ritmo contagiante. O primeiro video deles, foi lançando no Multi Show e você pode ser assistir aqui.