CB is a pianist, singer, composer, songwriter 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.
Cândida Borges is a contemporary musician and multi disciplinary artist, composer, performer, educator, writer from Brazil. Afro-European descending, she inherits the musical traditions from Bahia and Rio de Janeiro through her strong family influences. Bachelor (2000) and Master (2005) in Piano Performance by Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ), her career also explores her abilities as a singer and songwriter. As an educator, Cândida is an Assistant Professor of Music for the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) since 2009, and a guest Professor for international universities, such as Montclair State University (US). Classical background, she has been making music for films, ballet, theater, collaborations with DJ and producers, and specially her authorial career. Cândida worked with great musicians in Brazil, in chamber music and popular Brazilian Music. In 2011, she recorded the EP Cândida, produced by the Grammy awarded Alê Siqueira, starting her path as a songwriter. With this original work, she won many radio competitions, a videoclip sponsorship (2011) by the Culture Department from the State to Rio de Janeiro, she was also awarded “Artist of the week” (2013) by TuneCore (NY) and figured in the Top 10 Charts of World Music in NYC by ReverbNation Website. This has become her main artistic activity since then, feeding a great fan community with pictures, videos, shows and new tracks. In 2013 she started an artistic residency in New York City, as a Prize from the Brazilian Government (FUNARTE/ 2013) to study at SAE Institute and Dubspot. Then, Cândida jumped into electronic, jazz and world music, working with amazing producers and musicians around the world. Still in 2013 she collaborated as a singer in the album “Sweet Romance” for the Duo Pattern Drama/ Touch of Class Label (NY), with who she also collaborated in further works as “Indian Summer Collection” Vol. 2 and 3, and Buddha Bar Collection vol. XVII, receiving great critics.. Candida has also been a coordinator for Casa de Arte e Cultura since 2000 – a Non-Profit Organization based in Rio de Janeiro and an enterpreneur 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. Cândida was selected in 2014 for the New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Program (NYFA), and in the same year invested in expertise at the Linklater Center and Meredith Monk Ensemble’s Workshop. Since then, she has been an active artist in the NYC scene, presenting concerts and works on music, performance and video installation, such as “Memória e Fado” video/music work at Lorimoto Gallery (2015, Bkln) in a collective Exhibition for NYFA, and “Reza pro Mar” a video/music/performance for the exhibition “Borderless: In perspective” in Berlin, Amsterdam and New York. Cândida was also an invited participating artist at the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium residency, at Earthdance (IIAC, Massachussets in 2016, 2017, 2018 and honorably selected to be a Mentor for New York Foundation for the Arts in 2017 and 2018. Now she heads to the release of her new original album and two books about the worldwide known composer Egberto Gismonti.