3 Na Massa / CD


“Prepared by the hands of a trio of chefs of the best contemporary Brazilian music, this recipe is infallible as

an aphrodisiac.”

Rolling Stone Brazil

“Imagine a movie montage culled from the frames of Federico Fellini’s La Strada and Roger Vadim’s kitschy 1968 sci-fi fantasy Barbarella set to the lush musings of a smoky-voiced Brazilian siren cooing in Portuguese.


“…for its sort of vintage, sexy sound, played by three musicians I consider to be among the best of the current crop, soaking in the best possible references: Chico Buarque, Serge Gainsbourg, etc. How could you not fall in love with songs sung right in your ear, half confessional, capturing the feminine essence but coming from the masculine imagination?”

CéU, artist


The self-titled debut of 3 Na Massa is a new project cooked up by producer Rica Amabis of the Sao Paulo- based collective Instituto and bassist Dengue and drummer Pupillo of the seminal Pernambuco rock band Nacao Zumbi

Conceived as a kind of soundtrack to the erotic comic book frames of Italian artist Milo Manara, the musicians intended to penetrate the female universe by writing songs in the feminine voice as Chico Buarque with references to the sounds of Serge Gainsbourg. The mens imaginations were fueled by women’s intimate, uncensored conversations about their amorous experiences – moments of seduction, moments of desire, moments that marked their lives. Some of Brazil’s best-known singers and actresses lend their voice for each the album’s thirteen songs including CéU, Nina Miranda (Smoke City), Thalma de Freitas (Orquestra Imperial), Karine Carvalho (soap opera star) and Alica Braga (“City of God”).