Quero A Paz (Single)

by Quilombolas

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Released during the Anti-RNC festival, Ripple Effect, the Quero a Paz (Single) serves as a teaser for the upcoming debut album, The Common Past, from Quilombolas. Called ‘the auditory equivalent of a really tasty fusion restaurant’, the multilingual band melds Afro-Brazilian, Rock, World Beat, Afro-Funk and Hip Hop sounds.

Members of the group share a diasporic background that includes Brazilian, African American and Israeli ancestry. Shelia Regan, of the Twin Cities Daily Planet, writes, “True to the spirit of their name, the Minneapolis band Quilombolas have a sense of defiance, and also a sense of freedom. The band's style is passionate, satirical, and very entertaining. Blending Brazilian rhythms, hip-hop, Israeli melodies, and funk, Quilombolas create a unique sound with smart lyrics and a danceable beat.” Lead singer, Eric Silva Berimba comments, “Quilombolas' music is about blending, mixture, and harmony. It is music that doesn't conveniently fit into one particular genre, but fuses many styles. A musical feijoada or jambalaya.” Tru Ruts label exec, e.g. bailey, adds “With it's melding of varied traditions and cultures, the essence of Quilombolas and it's music is the striving for a more humane world.”

'Quero a Paz' is released by indie label, Tru Ruts/Speakeasy Records. See www.truruts.com for more information. To request interviews or additional images, please contact info@truruts.com or 612-288-9491.


released September 2, 2008


1. Quero A Paz
Produced by Paul Harding + Quilombolas
Music by Quilombolas; Lyrics by Eric S.B.
(E. Brenneman, U.M. Williams, M. Levitt)

2. True America (featuring Maria Isa)
Produced by Paul Harding + Quilombolas
Music by Quilombolas; Lyrics by Eric S.B. + Maria Isa
(E. Brenneman, U.M. Williams, M. Levitt, M.I. Perez)

Executive Produced by e.g. bailey + Shá Cage. Produced by Paul Harding. Mastered by Scott Radke (Minneapolis, MN). Design/Illustration: Meleck Davis. Art Direction: e.g. bailey. Trú Rúts Endeavors logo design: Elliot Looney. Trú Rúts Endeavors tree logo design: Karin Odell. Speakeasy Records logo design: Elliot Looney. Quilombolas logo design: Jacques Elate Joss.

Management + Booking: Oni Management for Tru Ruts Endeavors. 612-288-9491 | info@truruts.com | www.truruts.com | myspace.com/truruts | youtube.com/truruts

Brought to you by Trú Rúts Endeavors: Harvesting the Tree of Life. All Songs Copyright © 2008 Tru Ruts Endeavors, Inc. All songs published by Verbal Reparations Music (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. International Copyright Secured. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

Available on iTunes, Napster, eMusic, Amazon + other download sites. From upcoming album The Common Past.

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