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Bala Desejo - Sim Sim Sim

Bala Desejo - Sim Sim Sim

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'Sim Sim Sim' is the Latin Grammy award-winning debut album from Bala Desejo. A band who are at the forefront of Rio de Janeiro’s artistic renaissance, they channel influences of Brazilian 60s Tropicália, 70s psychedelia and MPB to create a nostalgic, yet joyfully, avant-garde sound. The band is comprised of four distinct characters, each one an incredible talent in their own right and each with impressive credentials in the Brazilian Independent music scene. Central to the resurgent Rio de Janeiro musical community, the quartet of Dora Morelenbaum, Julia Mestre, Lucas Nunes and Zé Ibarra thrive in a group dynamic.

They formed Bala Desejo to play collaboratively for a festival date in 2021, but when that show became a victim of pandemic shutdowns the idea for an album project materialised. 'Sim Sim Sim’, which translates into English as ‘Yes Yes Yes’, weaves through a fusion of genres, taking twists and turns as it progresses.

There is Tropicália, MPB, rock, samba-canção soul-funk and reggae in the mix. It possesses many of the qualities of a classic album from Brazilian music’s golden era of the 60s and 70s, but also manages to sound very now, which is not an easy task to pull off. As solo musicians, they have worked and collaborated with Brazilian icons Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso and Milton Nascimento to name but a few. Bala Desejo feels like a natural extension of what came before, taking the baton from these luminaries, adding their unique spin and moving the sound forward


  1. Embala pra Viagem
  2. Baile De Máscaras (Recarnaval)
  3. Lua Comanche
  4. Clama Floresta
  5. Dourado Dourado
  6. Nesse Sofá
  7. Nana Del Caballo Grande
  8. Chupeta *CD Only
  9. Lambe Lambe
  10. Passarinha
  11. Sim Sim Sim
  12. Muito Só
  13. Cronografia (O Peixe)
  14. Faixa Técnica *CD Only

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Artist: Bala Desejo
Title: Sim Sim Sim
Label: Mr Bongo
Format:12" Vinyl & CD

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