Brazilian Daniela Mercury Will Perform at Rock in Rio Lisbon

Portugal –
Brazilian Superstar

Daniela Mercury
will be one of the stars featured on the
World Stage in Rock in Rio Lisbon on June 5th. Daniela Mercury’s fame has
extended beyond Brazil to Europe as well. The singer will perform the same night
as Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Sugababes, Nuno Norte and Joao Pedro Pais
during the large musical event.

The latest release from Daniela Mercury is titled Carnaval Electronico, a
fusion of Drum’n’bass, House, Techno, Lounge, Dub with typical Brazilian
rhythms. One of the singles included is “Amor de Carnaval” (Carnival Love). Daniela started her career at the early age of 15, performing in bars in
Salvador, Brazil. In 1988 she was background vocals in

Gilberto Gil
’s band. In
1992 she performed in front of a crowd of 20 thousand in Sao Paulo, one of the
historic moments in her career. The songwriter was appointed by UNESCO as an
“Artist in favor of Human Rights”.

The organization Rock in Rio Lisbon presented this week the whole infrastructure
built at the Bela Vista Park in Lisbon, Portugal. The space designed for
enjoyment and entertainment features more than 200 thousand square meters and
will host the biggest musical event in the world, along six days divided in two
consecutive weekends, from May 28th to May 30th and from June 4th to 6th.

World Stage confirmed bands:

– Paul McCartney – May 28

– Peter Gabriel, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Jet, Gilberto Gil and Rui
Veloso – May 29

– Foo Fighters, Evanescence, Kings of Leon, Charlie Brown Jr e Xutos and
Pontapés – May 30

– Metallica, Slipknot, Incubus, Sepultura and Moonspell – June 4

– Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, Sugababes, Daniela Mercury, Nuno Norte and
João Pedro Pais – June 5

– Sting, Alicia Keys, Alejandro Sanz, Ivete Sangalo and Luis Represas – June 6

The Roots Tent will showcase 20 bands and artists representing world music:

– May 28: Daby Toure (Senegal), Ensemble Kabul (Afghanistan), Rão Kyao

– May 29: At-Tambur (Portugal), Havana Abierta (Cuba), Thierry Robin (France ),
(Cameroon – Congo);

– May 30: Manecas Costa (Guiné-Bissau), Terrakota (Portugal),

Angelique Kidjo

– June 4: Faltriqueira (Spain), Trio Madeira Brasil (Brazil), Javier Ruibal
(Spain), Souad Massi (Argelia);

– June 5: Regis Gizavo (Madagascar),

Gaiteiros de Lisboa
(Portugal), Joyce &
Quarteto (Brazil), Nguyên Lê (Vietnam-France);

– June 6: Tucanas (Portugal), Amparanóia (Spain), Trio Curupira & Hamilton de
Holanda (Brazil),
Mariza (Portugal).

On the Electronic Tent by Smirnoff Experience, 72,000 watts of energy and 15 of
the best DJ”s in the world will scratch and make people party all night long

– May 28: Projecto D.O.J. (Portugal); Gilles Peterson (Switzerland) and David
Mancuso (USA);

– May 29 – “House is a Feeling”: Felipe Venâncio (Brazil), José Luís Magoya
(Spain), To Ricciardi (Portugal), Miss Barbara Tucker (USA) and Tedd Patterson

– May 30 –“Techno World”: A Paul (Portugal), Angel Molina (Spain), DJ Anderson
Noise (Brazil), Jim Masters (UK) and Jeff Mills (USA);

– June 4 – “Electro N’ Bass”: DJ’s Zig Zag Warriors (Portugal), Dj Kitten
(Portugal), Adam Freeland (UK) and Dj Patife & Mc Cleveland Watkiss (Brazil/UK);

– June 5 – Carl Cox will play for 3 hours;

– June 6 – “Progressive House”: Felix daCat (Portugal), Desyn Masiello (UK),
John Digweed (UK) and Dj Vibe (Portugal)

The Rock in Rio project goes beyond the concept of a music festival. The
visitors will not only have the World Stage, the Electronic Tent by Smirnoff
Experience and the Roots Tent, but also 14 daily hours of enjoyment, with an
area denominated “Radical” , dedicated to sports; debates on the Better World
Tent; and other attractions such as a food court and a mini shopping center.

The Social Project

The main focus of Rock in Rio Lisbon’s social project is centered on programs
destined to improve the lives of children and youngsters. The Plan Childreach
International with over 60 years of existence in 43 countries around the world,
will be the benefited organization. With the objective of sponsoring the
education and life quality of less fortunate children and their communities, the
organization Rock in Rio already donated 250 thousand euros to this institution
and hopes to reach a million euros from ticketing. The SIC Esperanca also
compromises to take part of the ticketing proceeds to different initiatives
sponsored by the organizers of Rock in Rio Lisbon for benefit institutions
recognized by their projects in favor of Portuguese children and youngsters.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.