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DJ Paulão

DJ Paulão is Paulo Sakae Tahira, from São Paulo, 47, DJ for almost 30 years, radio broadcaster, and curator of cultural projects.

He has played with artists such as Jorge Benjor, Nação Zumbi, Elza Soares, Paulinho da Viola, Alceu Valença, Nando Reis, Seu Jorge, Monica Salmaso, Banda Black Rio, Funk Como Le Gusta, Dominguinhos, Paula Lima, Curumin, Arnaldo Antunes, Simoninha, Jazzanova, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, … and DJs like Negralha(Rappa), MZK, BiD, Zé Gonzales, Rodrigo Nuts, Daniel Ganjaman (Institute), PG(Mamelo, Maquinado), Tony Hits, Nego Moçambique, Will Robson, Rappin’ Hood, and in Europe Diiva, Julio Marks, Andyloop, The Presidents(Barcelona), Limão, D.Vyzor(U.K.), Deejay Mys Trente Cinq, DJ Sasso, Tom B., Mustapha (France), Sir Joe Full’of’funk and Miles (Switzerland), Florian Keller, Kosta Kostov, H.P., Pitch and Scratch (Germany), Antal and KC the Funkaholic (Holland), Shantisan, Phillip, Regis(Austria), Center(USA), Frank Madrid (Australia), Bobby Brazuca(New Zealand), Carlos Icasa (Mexico), among others, in Brazil or in one of the 20 tours around the world since 2006. Alongside his work as a DJ, he developed live PA projects such as OVNIL (with SZ3, formed by Soul Zé’s percussion) and currently with Tremoço, with Marcos(Farufyno) and Marcelo Castilha (Lingua de Trapo), who released the track “Ossanha” in the German Wiertelbar compilation in 2008. Some places: Mareh Festival, Urbano, Blen Blen, Vale do Anhangabaú (Black Fair), Virada Cultural (2004, 2005, 2009) Virada Cultural Paulista (2008,2010,2011, 2012), Calaf (Brasília), Voodoo (Porto Alegre), Kraft, Clube Informal and Campinas Hall (Campinas), Bananas, Galeão (São Sebastião), Mercado das Borboletas (Belo Horizonte), Vai Tapajós (Alter do Chão) and several SESCs in São Paulo. Abroad, among others: Guanabara, Barrio Central (London), Sala Apolo, Sidecar, Marula Café, Pulgas Mix (Barcelona), Moods, Zak (Zurich), Rock Circus(Bologna), Petit Bain, Alimentation Generale, Bellevilloise, Ferme de la Bonheur, Le Mellotron, Entrèe des Artistes (Paris), Le Sucre (Lyon), Bonnefooi and Fete de la Musique (Brussels), Anjos 70, Convento do Beato – FIFA event (Lisbon) Dynamo(Toulouse), Café Leopold (Leopoldmuseum, Vienna) Nu Spirit (Bratislava), YAMM (Berlin), Lady Bar (Basel), Barracuda (Cologne) Domicil (Dortmund), Tochten und Houser (Munich), Paradiso, Toko MC, Bimhuis, FITEI Festival (Portugal), Strange Sounds From Beyond Festival (Amsterdam), Festivals Brazilian Day (Auckland – New Zealand) and Cuba Dupa (Wellington), Section 8 (Melbourne – Australia), and Wuppertal (Germany), Maribor (Slovenia), Nantes (France), Dublin (Ireland)…

Among the clients, the highlight was the FIFA event for the presentation of Brazil’s host cities for the 2014 World Cup, at Convento do Beato, in Lisbon. Part of the São Paulo Art Biennial’s program (2008, 2010, 2012), Circuito SESC de Artes, São Paulo Fashion Week, Nizan Guanaes and Africa, Tivoli Mofarrej, Titan, Blue Tree Towers Faria Lima, Galeria Nara Rossler, Arthur Lescher, Swarovski, Santander, Converse, AmBev, Spotify, Facebook, among many others. In 1992 he joined the collective that would give birth to Radio MUDA, today a world reference in alternative broadcasting, participating in the production and production of programs until 2006. DJ Paulão is a reference in the new generation when it comes to research on Brazilian music. A researcher of Tropicalism in the 90s, he extends his research to the history of Brazilian discography in the last 70 years. In 2005, he collaborated with the exhibition Tropicalia: A revolution in Brazilian culture , held by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago and the Bronx Museum of Art, and was responsible for the return of the Mutantes, in an apotheotic show at the Barbican Gallery of London. And he assisted with discographic research for the film Tropicália, by Marcelo Machado. He released the vinyl BRAZUCA! samba rock and brazilian groove in the golden years (1966-1978), a compilation of Brazilian samba rock and soul released on the Dutch label Kindred Spirits in 2013, and is in negotiations for the release of the second volume, on the Dutch label Rush Hour.

Since 2014 Paulão together with other partners have Patuá Discos, a store specializing in vinyl records in São Paulo. Whether for its collection, or for the events involving the release of records and books about music, Patuá soon stood out and today is a guaranteed presence in any list of good music stores in Brazil.

Brazilian Music on Discs / All about Jorge Ben Jor

In the mentorship, I will travel through the history of Brazilian music in the last 70 years. Starting from vinyl records, we will travel from bossa nova to the present day, going through the creation of MPB, jovem guarda, protest music, the era of festivals, the 70s, national rock, mangue beat, axé music, until Brazilian music without labels, as it is presented now. All this in a journey through vinyl records, their covers and music, stories and tales.

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