credit: Camila Tuon

Bia Ferreira

Mar 13, 2024

12:00am – 12:40am CT


This performance is part of the showcase that starts on Tuesday, March 12at Speakeasy

Bia Ferreira is a Brazilian singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and artivist that defines her music as "MMP — Música de Mulher Preta" (Black Woman Music). Her songs are against racism, homophobia and other subjects. Her songs are all about feminism and love. Politics is also a topic.

She’s been playing solo or with a band all over Brazil and in Europe since 2017. In October 2022, she played a showcase at the WOMEX in Lisbon, which turned out to be one of the best shows of the fair. That showcase (and of course, all that Bia Ferreira has been making since teenager) finally gave her what she always wanted: that her music could be heard by people from all around the world, even sung in Portuguese.

In 2023 between Europe and USA/Canada she played 53 shows (solo and with her band) in countries like Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, France, Italy,Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK. She did festivals like Womad Rome, Shambala Festival UK, North Sea Jazz Fest Netherlands, Mare and Mercat de Música de Vic in Spain among others. In the USA she played in the Summer for the city festival at Lincoln Center.

This year, she played at Global Fest at Lincoln Center in New York.

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São Paulo, Brazil
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