Tony Mola

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... read morePercussionist and songwriter Tony Mola has helped to bring the music of Bahia, a state in northeastern Brazil, to international attention. Together with his 13-piece band Bragada, Mola has created a dance music that combines hip-hop and salsa influences with traditional samba and forro rhythms. The...

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Beregede
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Conversa De Botequim
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4:02
Porto De Cachoeira
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3:28
Na Colina Do Bomfim
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3:51
Glamour
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4:10

Biography

Active: 1980s-2000s
Country Of origin: Bahia

Percussionist and songwriter Tony Mola has helped to bring the music of Bahia, a state in northeastern Brazil, to international attention. Together with his 13-piece band Bragada, Mola has created a dance music that combines hip-hop and salsa influences with traditional samba and forro rhythms. The group was named Best New Band at Carnaval 1998. A co-founder of Timbalada with Carlinhos Brown, Mola was living in New York when he formed Bragada with members of a percussion ensemble that he directed. Since returning to Mola's homeland in the early '90s, the group has continued to explore what he calls a "new tribal music." Mola's greatest success as a songwriter came when he wrote and arranged a tune, "Feijao de Corda," for Bahian vocalist Daniela Mercury's chart-topping album Feijão com Arroz. ~ Craig Harris~ Rovi

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