CB is a pianist, singer, composer, songwriter, professor from Brazil. Also a multi-media artist and performer, she holds two artistic personalities, looking for fusion. One classically trained, Master in Piano, Researcher and Professor; the other one, learned from a very artistic family and community, where singing, playing, writing, performing was part of daily life and sacrality. CB is an artist creating and composing life primarily, looking for new organic human expressions mainly through music, image in video and photography, gestures and movement, communication and social interaction, storytelling and fantasying. Immigration, diaspora, ethnicities, african and indigenous mythology, nature, religions, rituals - search - are her subjects of interest. To give voice to tradition towards the future, to be organic and high tech, to experiment and discover methods to connect music, image, gesture - the space in between arts and time.

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Cândida Borges is a Brazilian contemporary musician and transmedia artist – pianist, singer, songwriter, composer, performer, educator and Scholar. Nowadays she is a PhD Candidate in Arts at Plymouth University (UK, 2018), visiting scholar at Columbia University (New York, US) and Universidad de Antioquia (Medellin, Colombia). As an educator, Cândida has been an Associate Professor of Music for the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) since 2009, and an invited Professor for international institutes, workshops, festivals and universities. She holds a Bachelors degree (2000) and a Masters degree (2005) in Piano Performance from Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ) and Specialization in Electronic Music Production by SAE Institute NYC (2013). Classically trained, she has been making music for films, ballet, theater, collaborations with DJs and producers worldwide, and especially for her own career as a singer songwriter. NYC based for a multicultural environment exploration in her PhD project, she has been exploring in arts the subjects of immigration, borders and new technology art. Her works can be known at www.candidaborges.com and www.candidamusic.com.

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Cândida Borges is a Brazilian musician and interdisciplinary creative artist, educator, composer, researcher based in NYC (US). She is currently conducting a research into human transhumance in transmedia composition as a PhD Candidate at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture of Plymouth University (UK). Her research is motivated by the researcher’s own experience as a Latin born artist traveling the world to recognize her identity and ancestor’s legacy. Master and Bachelor in Piano Performance, Cândida is a visiting scholar at Columbia University (New York, US), Fellow Researcher for the Antioquia University (Colômbia) and for the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), where she has been an Associate professor since 2009. She also works as an invited Professor for international institutes, festivals and universities, as Montclair State University (USA);  Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia); Moving Arts Lab Festival (USA); Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ/ Brazil), among others. 
Cândida was awarded a prize from the National Foundation of Arts in Brazil to study Electronic Music Production at Sound and Audio Engineering Institute (NYC).  Since then she has been developing an international career working as a musician and composer, for films, solo and in collaboration with producers like Dan Freeman (Comandante Zero/US), Corey Baker (Touch of Class/US) e Rami Abousabe (US), Max Wild (343 Labs/US), Alê Siqueira (SP), Deeplick (SP) e Patife (Bahtekum Records/SP). Cândida’s last music works has been highly billed in the international electronic scene, as well as the filmtracks, workshops, conferences and installations she has been presenting worldwide.

Since 2014 she has been part of the New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Program (NYFA) as a mentor and artist. As an interdisciplinary artist, she has been dedicating her practice and studies to the Linklater Center, Viewpoints and Meredith Monk Ensemble’s Workshop.  In 2015, her video-music work “Memória e Fado” was selected and exhibited at Lorimoto Gallery (New York, 2015) curated by NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts). In 2016, her video-music work “Reza pro mar” was selected for the “Borderless” exhibit with NYFA curation and presented in Berlin, Amsterdam and New York. In 2018, her video-music work Palm Hand, the first creation of her doctorate, was exhibited at the SAR Conference (Plymouth, UK), in the Moving Arts Lab residency (Earth Dance, Massachusetts, US) and in an exhibition for the Antioquia University (Medellin, Colombia). Cândida was also an invited participating artist at the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium residency, at Earthdance (IIAC, Massachusetts) in 2016, 2017, 2018 and honorably selected to be a Mentor for New York Foundation for the Arts from 2017 to 2019. She has also been a coordinator for Casa de Arte e Cultura since 2000 – a Non-Profit Organization based in Rio de Janeiro and an entrepreneur of socio-cultural projects. She curates events and programs to promote and exchange Art, Education  and Culture through Brazil and the world. She writes articles for blogs and magazines about international art, as well as starring shoots and urban performances. Now she heads to the release of her new original album and two books about the worldwide known composer Egberto Gismonti.