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BR6 is the story of six singer-friends living and working in Rio de Janeiro who got together to form a vocal group. But, unlike most other groups that do it with voices backed by a band, BR6 (6 professional musicians and arrangers) chose the most difficult way of making vocal music: without any instruments. The group has been influenced by various generations of Brazilian vocal groups and by the American a cappella group Take 6. Their initial CD, “Música Popular Brasileira A Cappella”, won the best CD of the year 2005 in the Folk/World Album category from CASA (The Contemporary A Cappella Society). “Here To Stay: Gershwin & Jobim” is their first album in English and the debut release for the group in the US. Comprised of familiar standards by George Gershwin and Tom Jobim and recorded with no instruments other than voices, “Here To Stay: Gershwin & Jobim” was produced and arranged entirely by the group members. The album has been released in June, 2007. It has been one of the nominees for The Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards 2008 in the Jazz Album category and "Here To Stay" has still won a RARB (The Recorded A Cappella Review Board) Pick Of The Year for best a cappella album. One of the best-known songs of the album "Here to Stay - Gershwin & Jobim" is "The Girl From Ipanema" by Antonio Carlos Jobim. The arrangement of this song was made by Deco Fiori (BR6 tenor) and he did it rock-and-roll style, very different from the original rhythmically.


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