World Music  Portugal
Seiva Seiva BGN005CD CD
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FormatAudio CD
Ordering NumberBGN005CD
Release date17/07/2015

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      After 15 years in the leadership of Dazkarieh, one of the most influent and international bands in the portuguese folk scene, Vasco Ribeiro Casais and Joana Negrão have a new band: Seiva.

      Seiva is Portuguese folk identity showing their lifeblood mixing rurale orality and urbanity.

      Seiva is look inside to seek a musical and cultural root and find Portuguese soul in the working songs, in pilgrimages, in square drums and tambourines, in songs of faith, in the strength of the drums that make our hearts beat stronger. Rhythms that the time has not yet lost but it was forgetting. Feel that essence in the braguesa viola, in the cavaquinho, in the portuguese bagpipes but also in looking forward and blaze new paths, mixing electronics and electricity without compunction or purisms.

      Nourishing the present with the strength of the past to embrace the future and remember that all this is also Portuguese feeling but not necessarily sad and is much more than Fado. All this is Seiva.

      In their debut album, Seiva mix songs from the Portuguese oral tradicion (mainly for Beira-Baixa in the east of Portugal) with their own compositions. Its sonic identity, characterized by the exclusive use of Portuguese instruments (Viola Braguesa, Cavaquinho, Portuguese Bagpipes, Adufes and Portuguese Drums) to which is added some electronics, electricity, samples from old country side recordings and crowned by the powerful voice of Joana Negrão, is unique and represents an intrinsic portugality without getting stuck in the common places of folk but showing us a vision of our times.

      Recorded and produced by Vasco Ribeiro Casais, Seiva's debut record has worldwide distibuition by the german label Galileo MC. It will be released in June and it's already available in the band's online store at

      Joana Negrão: Vocals, Portuguese Bagpipes, Adufe, Tambourine.
      Vasco Ribeiro Casais: Viola Braguesa, Cavaquinho, Portuguese Bagpipes, Adufe.
      Rita Nóvoa: Portuguese Drums.

      Tracklist hide

      CD 1
      • 1.Pele De Adufe03:35
      • 2.Dura De Roer04:32
      • 3.Azul03:35
      • 4.Coração De Almofada04:00
      • 5.Divina Santa Cruz03:51
      • 6.Adufes01:28
      • 7.Lá Cima ó Castelo02:34
      • 8.Por Deus02:49
      • 9.Repasseado Dos Casais03:10
      • 10.Senhora Do Leite02:56
      • 11.Margaça04:01
      • 12.O Louco04:52
      • 13.O Louco (Vocal Bonus)03:25
      • Total:44:48