RUCA REBORDÃO

PERCUSSIONIST, INDEPENDENT MUSIC PROFESSIONAL, PRODUCER AND COMPOSER

  • Ruca is a live and studio percussionist/composer/producer who has recorded more than 170 albums with artists from around the globe. He played or recorded with artists such as Sadao Watanabe, Anna Maria Jopek, Rão Kyao, Madredeus, Teresa Salgueiro, Nancy Vieira,  António Chainho, Susan Palma-Nidel, Gil Goldstein, Paulo de Carvalho, Couple Coffee, A Fúria do Açúcar, Rui Veloso, Ivan Lins, Paulo Bragança, Martinho da Vila, Fafá de Belém, Luiz Caracol, J.P. Simões, Fred Martins, Tommy Campbell, Bob Sadin, Steve Thornton, Mike Ryan, Karl Seglem, Sérgio Godinho, Vitorino, Filipa Pais, George Witty, Moonspell, D'alambre and many, many more. Ruca is currently working on his debut solo album. The album will be distributed in Portugal, Brazil, the USA and will be also available for listen and download on  Spotify,  Deezer, Itunes and many more... Ruca lives and works in Europe.

MUSIC PLAYER

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VIDEO PLAYER

 

DISCOGRAPHY

2020

Joana Amendoeira - "Na volta da maré"; Joaquim Correia - " Expedição ao TIBETE com música na bagagem";  80em40tena - "Não é o Fim"; Karl Seglem; Duarte Coxo; Rão Kyao

 

2019
"Fragmentos" - Eddie; "Les Voix des 7 Sóis - Live in Pombal" -
Les Voix des 7 Sóis

2018
"Ernesto Leite - in Vivo"; "Pescador" - Guilherme Neves;
"Claridade" - Mário Piçarra; "Bandida" - Marta Dias & Carlos Barreto Xavier; "Augusta" - Matias Damásio; "Vale Santiago" -
Ruca Rebordão; "Tons Azuis" - Silvia Nazário; "Lisboa à Solta" -
Susan Palma-Nidel; "Samba da Matrafona" - Susana Felix, Zeca Pagodinho e Emicida

2017 “
Aventuras da Alma" – Rão Kyao; “Fado no Pé” – Silvana Peres; “Metade e Meia” – Luiz Caracol; “Gravação do Concerto dias da Música 2017 at CCB by Antena 2” – Trio Orfeu (Ruca Rebordão, Fred Martins and Jed Barahal)

2016
Various ‎– Siesta XII – Biel; “Quantas Tribos – Marta Dias; "Sem Fronteiras" - Gustavo Roriz ; “Lisboa Íntima – Susan Palma -Nidel; “Beijo de Luz” – Yami Aloelela

2015
D'alambre "Tierra Seca y Caramelo"; Marta Dias; António Chainho "Cumplicidades"; Phillipe Baden Powell - "Notes Over Poetry";

Hotel Bossa Nova - "Desordem e progresso";  Viviane ‎– "Confidências"; Fanfarra alfares "Bonitas canções malditas"

2014
Viviane “Dia Novo”; João Afonso “Sangue Bom”; Couple Coffee & Band “Co as Tamanquinhas do Zeca”; Rogério Charráz “Espelho”; Karina Gomes “Mindjer”; António Chainho “50 Anos de Carreira”; Jorge Fernando;  Pierre Aderne “Caboclo”, …

2013
JP Simões “Roma”; Luiz Caracol “Devagar”; Marito Marques “Magic Everywhere”; Filipe Mukenga “Meu lado Gumbê”; Cristina Nobrega

2012
Rão Kyao “Coisas que a gente sente”;  Pierre Aderne;  Mário Garnacho; António Chainho; Paulo de Carvalho “Duetos de Lisboa”; Filipe Pinto “Cerne”

2011
"Sobremesa" - Anna Maria Jopek; Zurawski Ensemble; Canções de Embalar (Teresa Salgueiro, Luanda Cozetti, Rui Veloso and many more produced by José Peixoto); Fados e Canções do Alvim; Samadhi “Pure Light” (Rão Kyao and Ruca Rebordão)

2010
Madredeus e a Banda Cósmica “Castelos na Areia”; Estrada de Capim" - Paulo Soares; Carlos Lopes;  Couple Coffee “Quarto Grão”; Avô Cantigas, Rosa Negra

2009
Rão Kyao “Em’Cantado”; António Chainho “Lisgoa”; Madredeus e a Banda Cósmica “A Nova Aurora”; Madredeus e a banda Cósmica DVD – live concert at Teatro Ibérico;  Eduardo Viegas

2008
Madredeus & a Banda Cósmica “Metafonia”;  Couple Coffee “Young and Lovely”-Live; João Gil;  João Portugal,; Beto “Por minha conta e risco”, José Luis Tinoco “Arquipélago”;  Hugo Jerony;  Velez “Continuando”

2007
Teresa Salgueiro & Lusitânia Ensemble “La Serena”; Couple Coffee “Co’as Tamanquinhas do Zeca”; Donna Maria;  Luis e a Lata;  Yami “Aloelela”;  Xaile.

2006
"La Vie en Rose" - Silvie Canabe; Rão Kyao live in Italy;  Claud;  Cristina Q, Miguel Camilo; Rão Kyao with the Coimbra Symphony;  Vitor Vassalo

2005
Rão Kyao (Porto Alto);  Jorge Vadio; Mafalda Sacchetti; Donna Maria;  Velez; Roberto Leal;  DVD recording Coliseu do Porto com Miguel e André;  Mola Dudle;  Quinteto Lusitânia; João Portugal.

2004
João Portugal Acústico;  Blister;  Cys

2003
Roberto Leal; Arrepios DAlma; Jorge Rivotti;  Fogo Di Mari;  Kussondulola

2002
Carlos Lopes;  A Fúria do Açúcar (best of);  Francisco Mendes;  Roberto Leal

2001
Gig; Velez

2000
Raul Abreu ; NGoma Makamba with Sadao Watanabe in Malaysia

1999
A Fúria do Açúcar (Azul Banana) with Vídeo Clip

1998
Kussondulola, Hot Stuff;  Roberto Leal.

1997
Red Hot Lisbon, Paulo Bragança live in at the CCB

1996
André Sardet;  Mingo Rangel.

 

1995

A Fúria do Açúcar (o mundo maravilhoso do acrílico) with Vídeo Clip

1994
Roberto Leal

1994
A Fúria do Açúcar CD with Vídeo Clip

1993
Hot Stuff

1992
Valdez e as Piranhas Douradas - "Riko Ku que ela tem"; originals founding member Trio Sina in Germany

1991
África Banda Desenha originals founding member

1988
Palmares ( Australia ) original works and founding member

 

GALLERY

Studio Recording
With Madredeus e a Banda Cósmica
Studio recording
Photo by Laura Rego
Photo by Alfredo Matos
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With Rão Kyao
Daniela Mercury, Ruca e Pedro Coquenão
My set up for Fausto Bordalo Dias
By Laura Rego
Photo by Yri Samodurov
Couple Coffee Concert at São Luís
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Recording Rão Kyao's "Aventuras da Alma"
By Alfredo Matos
Cover of my new single "Vale Santiago"
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BIO

Percussionist and composer with a professional career for more than 30 years, Ruca was born in Angola,

moved to Brazil with his family at the age of 13 and then at 20 he moved to Portugal. After that he has

already lived in Australia and USA and he currently lives in Portugal again. His passion for percussion

began during his childhood in Angola but it was in Brazil where he got to know more instruments, techniques and rhythms. He studied at “Escola de Artes e Oficios” (Arts and crafts school), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; “Juventude Musical Portuguesa” (Portuguese music youth school), Lisbon; Sydney University, Specialisation Area - World Music, Australia. His musical influences vary a lot, a result both

of his life experience and the contact he had with musicians from all over the world. Nevertheless, the

strongest rhythms and sounds in his music and compositions are from Southern Africa, Mediterranean

Countries, Brazil and Cuba.

Ruca recorded and/or played with a huge variety of artists. Among many others: Sadao Watanabe

(Japan– where he toured for 8 years in a row); Alejandro Sanz, Kepa Junkera, Rosana (Spain); Rão Kyao, Madredeus, Teresa Salgueiro, Couple Coffee, Paulo de Carvalho, António Chainho, Marta Dias, Joana Amendoeira, Fausto Bordalo Dias, Rui Veloso, JP Simões, João Gil, Mariza, Sergio Godinho, Vitorino, Camané, Sara Tavares, Paulo Bragança, Silvana Peres, Filipa Pais, Lúcia Moniz, Janita Salomé, Moonspell, Velez, Katia Guerreiro, Cuca Roseta, among many others (Portugal); Anna Maria Jopek (Poland); Karl Seglem (Noruega); Susan Palma-Nidel, Melody Gardot, Tommy Campbel, Steve Thornton, George Witty, Leo Travessa, Melissa Meell (USA); Mike Ryan, Jane Butler, Roby Avenaim (Australia); Ivan Linz, Martinho da Vila, Fred Martins, Fafá de Belém, Toquinho, Flávia Bittencourt, Daniela Mercury (Brasil), Filipe Mukenga, N'Goma Makamba (Angola), Nancy Vieira, Celina Pereira, Rolando Semedo (Cape Verde); Tabanka Djaz (Guine- Bissau).

Musician and/or founder of bands with huge success such as “Palmares”, “A Fúria do Acúçar”, “N'Goma Makamba” and “Couple Coffee”, Ruca has played all over the world in the best theatres and venues ofdifferent world capitals as well as clubs and other arts centres. He toured both with his own original projects as well as a musician of different bands and/or invited artist.

Ruca was a teacher in multiple workshops and master classes for percussion students in Japan; at music

schools and conservatoires in Portugal and EUA; at the European Project MUS-E from the Yehudi

Menhuin Foundation, Lisbon, 2017/18. He was also special guest at the “Festival de Percussão e Bateria”(Percussion and drums festival), Lavra, 2010.

In 2011 Ruca and Rão Kyao created the duo Samadhi and recorded the album “Pure Light”. Ruca is

also a musician in Rão Kyao´s music project for 16 years now and has already recorded 6 of his albums.

Through his career, Ruca has already recorded more than 170 albums and 8 Live Dvds.

In Agust 2015 he produced and played in the USA Tour with Luiz Caracol Trio (USA East Coast) and since then he has also developed as producer and artist several performances that combine music and

dance. He has co created and played as musician in projects such as: “Expande!” from Madalena

Victorino, Museu do Papel (for the Paper Museum), Paços de Brandão, 2015; “Bule-Bule” (Dance/Music

Project that develops the idea of New Traditional Dances), since 2016 in Portugal and Argentina; “Groove em si sem dó” (Dance, Music, VJ performance), 2018; “AH! AH! AH!” a dance/music performance for children that he co created with Marta Coutinho; among other projects.

At the moment, apart from performing at “AH! AH! AH!” that he also co created, he is a musician in

different music projects such as: Rão Kyao, Luiz Caracol, Nancy Vieira, Susan Palma-Nidel, Trio Orfeu and Bule-Bule, among others. Ruca is also preparing the release of his own album with original compositions. Its single, “Vale Santiago”, is already available at online platforms.

 

CONTACT

Lisbon

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