Tribalistas - Monte, Brown, Antunes

EMI

It may seem like putting the cart before the horse but when Marisa Monte, Carlinhos Brown and Arnaldo Antunes first performed live together, they did the closing number for the 2003 Latin Grammy awards. It was there that the trio picked up 5 nominations and walked away with the best Brazilian album award for ‘Tribalistas.’ Of course, the individual members don’t need to prove themselves as performers. Each is a hero of Brazil’s new music movement, in his own right. Armed with vast collective knowledge of Samba, Bossa Nova and folkloric rhythms along with a toy box of housewares and unusual instruments, the three headed into the studio. They also captured the experience in crystal clear images and digital surround sound for the DVD which is also available. Ja Sei Namorar translates to “I Already Know How To Love.” This track also reached number one across all radio formats in Italy. At home in Brazil, it’s become a household anthem.