credit: Self portrait
PAPISA is Rita Oliva, a Brazilian musician, singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist that formed her own band after collaborating in other groups, releasing Papisa EP (PWR Records, 2016) and single Pressão (Selo Freak, 2017). Her first release was produced by Oliva herself, who recorded most of the instruments and created the album cover and promo pics, inspired by spirituality and the female energy.
After the EP release, PAPISA has been touring Brazil in solo performance and also accompanied by band in a ritual-like show created by elements such as burnt herbs scent. The concert took place in more than 10 Brazilian states including relevant festivals such as Festival Banadada, Festival Path and Sonora Festival.