NAPALMA mixes Afro-Brazilian sounds, percussions, electronic beats, brass and vocals, transcending multiple genres, using traditional rhythms from around the world and sounding super contemporary.
Brazilian Cid Travaglia is the driving force and co-producer behind the electronic programming, percussionist, and curator putting together a network of different vocalists and musicians. In concerts & in studio, NAPALMA is a dynamic and collaborative project, while maintaining the multicultural identity and energy for the dance floors.
Born in Vitória, Brazil in 2004 with a very unique sound and the spirit for travelling, NAPALMA broke boundaries living in the African Continent for one decade (South Africa and Mozambique), while building an international career doing performances in more than 30 countries.
The video highlights are 'Mbëguel', in Rio de Janeiro and Mozambique, 'Gëstou' in Berlin covered by snow, 'Sunu Warëf', in the Amazon Forest, and 'URBAN ART Tribute', in twelve countries, that received the Award of 'Best Music Video' at SIFF - Swedish International Film Festival.
NAPALMA - ShowReel with performances in Brazil, Italy, South Africa and Germany
URBAN ART Tribute by NAPALMA (Official Music Video)
NAPALMA - ShowReel - Official Music Videos
Montreux International Jazz Festival . Switzerland
Amsterdam Roots Open Air . Netherlands
Haus der Kulturen der Welt . Berlin . Germany
Boom Festival . Portugal
Universo Parallello Festival . Brazil
Cape Town International Jazz Festival . South Africa
Cairo Opera House . Cairo . Egypt
Sisyphos Club . Berlin . Germany
3000 Grad Festival . Germany
MARÉ . Santiago de Compostela . Spain
Bushfire Festival . Swaziland
Vic Falls Carnival . Zimbabwe
Pacha . Sharm El Sheikh . Egypt
Circo Voador . Rio de Janeiro . Brazil
Festival Salva Tu Selva . Amazon Forest . Colombia
Awesome Africa Festival . Durban . South Africa
Guanabara . London . UK
Splashy Fen Festival . Drakensberg . South Africa
Tofo Ocean Festival . Tofo . Mozambique
Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Alexandria – Egypt
Rezonance Festival . Cape Town . South Africa