Da Cruz

Style: Worldbeat, Hip Hop, Dub, Baile Funk

Brasilian global beat galore! Sao Paulo and Bern are literally worlds apart – but Da Cruz bridges both cities with an extremely danceble, urban mix of afrobeat, dub, baile funk, and hip hop.



Singer Mariana Da Cruz was born and raised in Sao Paulo, s he moved to Switzerland ten years ago. Mariana’s background is traditional Brazilian music (Bossa Nova, MPB), while her musical companion, producer and music journalist Ane H., scraped his soul with Suicide, danced to Fela Kuti, and was the singer of the industrial pioneers Swamp Terrorists. The core of the band also includes Bernese guitarist Oliver Husmann and the former Swamp Terrorists drummer Pit Lee. Additionally, the horn section Daniel Durrer (sax), Niklaus Hürny (tp) Christian Sommerhalder (git) and other guests bring in a virtuosic vividness, either in the studio productions or live on stage.

Over the past ten years Da Cruz has gained an excellent reputation in the global music scene. Each of its four records has made the Top 10 of the American college radio charts. Newspapers like „The Independent“, magazines like „Rolling Stone“ and radio stations like BBC 6 Music, KEXP and Radio France International have followed and praised Da Cruz’s activities.


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