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Baiana System(Brazil)

Baiana System is a musical project aimed at spreading and exploring new possibilities through the sounds of Guitarra Baiana. This singular electric guitar - created in Bahia in the 1940s - was responsible for the creation of Trio Eletrico (a big moving sound system). It was also responsible for an instrumental language of the electric guitar which you will find in the interpretation of frevos, choros and several other musical styles that got new shape from the richness of the sound of this instrument. 
It also offers the opportunity to explore new possibilities of sounds with the Guitarra Baiana as well as investigating the interaction with the production of a rhythmic base. The ‘mixing’ of language and philosophy and the creation of a new musical arrangement through developing an already existing one are the challenges of the Baiana System. The aesthetics of the band Baiana System has been shaped not only by its songs but also by its visual concept.
It was from the need to expand this fullness of sound - while attempting to incorporate it into other musical genres thereby opening up a range of influences and offering the public a new dialogue with this instrument - that the Baiana System project emerged, where the Guitarra Baiana is the starting point.
Idealised by Robertinho Barreto, guitar player of the group “Lampironicos”, who has been playing it for some time in the group and in many others musical projects, the Baiana System does not have a defined format but can assume many different arrangements. The underlying idea is the presence of a Live P.A. whereby the D.J. interacts with the Guitarra Baiana to produce a new musical arrangement. It uses resources such as layers, effects and loops, in a conception inspired by the freedom and psicodely of Dub. 
With a sound rooted in the world of Reggae, Merengue and African Sambas, Seco brings down low, subdued moods to the scene. Deep tones and groove are his base which support the basic sound of Baiana System, letting loose its earth-shaking mantras and dubs.
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