The sounds of Bergen and Brazil unite.
Rodando, the debut album from Norwegian-Brazilian singer Gabriela Garrubo, is a rare meeting between the modern Nordic jazz scene and influences from Brazilian 80’s music and bossa nova. It is the result of a collaboration with producer Vetle Junker, who has worked with several of the biggest names hailing from the vibrant Bergen scene, such as Aurora and Sondre Lerche. Together, they have made a record brimming with creative details and lush arrangements, combining modern sounds and retro ideas. It provides the perfect landscape for Garrubo's airy and powerful voice, which she uses to tell stories in English and Portuguese about finding yourself and finding strength in a chaotic and unfair, yet beautiful world.
Garrubo was born in Oslo, and spent most of her childhood in São Paulo, where she learnt to sing and to play the piano. She returned to Norway to study music, and finally ended up at Griegakademiet in Bergen, where she has made her mark on the local scene both as a collaborator and solo artist. Recently, she has hosted regular bossa nights in Oslo, performing traditional Brazilian music. Her work is a welcome expansion of the Norwegian music scene - but Garrubo has her sight set higher, and is aiming to take her music and her band to Europe and beyond.