Praia Futuro – Praia Futuro

Ilhan Ersahin

Yury Vasconcelos Sarquis Kalil

Fernando Eduardo Ary Junior

Alexandre Salgues Maranhão Costa



“Praia Futuro” can be thought of as the spiritual descendants of the early 70s “udigrudi” movement of the Brazilian Northeast. The “udigrudis” were the hippies and freaks of Recife, Maranhão and Fortaleza who adopted a laid-back, “soon come” approach to life and creating art and loved to combine different musical elements into their musical stew. This is where Praia Futuro is coming from. Nublu founder Ilhan Ersahin has joined forces with some of the modern Northeast’s leading lights, including drummer/producer Kalil, sought-after guitarist Catatau of the band Cidadão Instigado (among other projects), and Nação Zumbi legend Dengue. That’s a lot of heavyweight firepower right there and despite the very laid-back approach (remember that udigrudi heritage!) has produced some incredibly fresh and vital sounds. They draw more on a combination of rock and the rich native Northeastern music culture of Brazil than on any notion of samba or bossa. This is a record that promises to stretch many ears and blow quite a few minds.