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Swami JR.

Swami JR.

Guitarist (7-string guitar), bassist, arranger, composer and producer, Swami Jr. is today one of the most popular and active Brazilian musicians, not only accompanying and directing but also producing his own works and from other artists.



In his already long career, Swami JR. has recorded and performed with many established artists within the Brazilian and international music scenes, such as Omara Portuondo (Cuba), Chico César, Elba Ramalho, Lokua Kanza (Congo), Zélia Duncan, Vanessa da Mata, Elza Soares, Zeca Baleiro, MPB4, Tom Zé, Rita Ribeiro, Luciana Souza, José Miguel Wisnik, Ná Ozzetti, Danilo Caymmi, Rosa Virginia, Chico Pinheiro, Vânia Bastos, Luiz Tatit, Marco Pereira, Marcos Suzano, Moska and Dominguinhos among others. As a composer, he had his song (in partnership with Paulo Freire) 'Bom Dia' recorded by Zizi Possi in her album Valsa Brasileira (Velas, Brazil, 1994), which was awarded with the important Sharp Trophy for best album of that year; the song Fim de Ano (in partnership with Jose Miguel Wisnik) recorded by Vânia Bastos on her album 'Diversões Não Eletrônicas' (Velas, Brazil, 1997); and the song Vou na Vida, a partnership with Virgínia Rosa, recorded on her own album 'Batuque' (Movie Play, Brazil, 1997).  Swami Jr. was nominated to the 2006 Latin Grammy in the category ";Sound Engineering"; (together with Cotô Guarino) for ihis work on the album 'De Uns Tempos Pra Cá', for the composer Chico César. 

At present, Swami Jr. has just released his new work: the album 'Mundos e Fundos' (Borandá, Brazil). This album is entirely instrumental and consolidates the guitarist and composer as one of the most versatile and creative musicians on today's musical scene.