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Janie Renée - Brazil inspired album

A new album by Janie Renée, INESPERADO

Janie Renée is a franco-Ontarian singer-songwriter, a master of words and syncopated melodies. She is one of those unclassifiable artists. She is now presenting her fourth album, an opus filled with Brazilian roots music and beautiful poetic lyrics.

INESPERADO is the name of this new album. It’s the result of numerous collaborations with Brazilian artists, between the typical rhythms and sounds of Brazil and the poetic and imaginative pen of Janie Renée. Eleven original pieces, with majestic acoustic orchestrations and traditional instruments (cavaquinho, bandolim, pandeiro, surdo, viola 7-cordas and all the rest) compose this luminous album, full of hope and sweetness. Recorded between Rio de Janeiro and Canada, it features arrangements by Brazilian cavaquinhist Jayme Vignoli and the measured, penetrating and splendid musical performances of many musicians, each a master of their art.

After accompanying her father through a long illness and after his passing, Janie Renée needed to get back to writing and took advantage of an artistic residency in Rio thanks to the Ontario Arts Council. She met many artists such as Bernardo Aguiar, Oscar Bolao, Leandro Braga, Jayme Vignoli, Guinga, Anna Paes, Monica Salmaso, Marcelo Cebukin, and soon, inspirations started flowing. She explained it was like « finding roots where I thought there was none ». It was during a work session where Leandro Braga gifted her with a melody (Nous, imaginaires) that the idea of making a recording with songs composed in collaboration arose. Unexpectedly, within three days, five pieces were recorded in a burst, hence the title of the album. Back in Canada, Janie Renée contacted Canadian-Brazilian artists and began new collaborations in order to complete a full album. INESPERADO proposes two sublime duets with the warm voice of Paulo Ramos, a choro, a schottische, sambas, bossa nova, short, jewels of songs that will delight your ears as much as your soul.

INESPERADO, is music that resonates from the heart to the soul: inspired, profound. It’s pure sunshine, and a definite balm for these tumultuous times. It’s a bewitching, sensitive and delicious album. Janie Renée’s unique voice and Brazilian music complement each other perfectly. We’re sure of one thing: this album is full of magic.

For information:

+1 514-900-2872NEWS RELEASE

Release date - February 22 2022, Vankleek Hill, On. Canada.

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French version -

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Le 22 févier 2022, Vankleek Hill, On. Canada.

Un nouvel album de Janie Renée, INESPERADO

Janie Renée est une auteure-compositrice-interprète de l’Ontario français, orfèvre de mots et de mélodies syncopées. Elle fait partie des artistes inclassables qu’on découvre avec émerveillement et de qui on s’éprend, malgré nous. Pour son quatrième album, elle présente un opus avec des musiques racines du Brésil.

INESPERADO, c’est le nom de ce nouvel album, fruit de nombreuses collaborations avec des artistes brésiliens, entre les rythmiques et sonorités typiques du Brésil et la plume poétique et imagée de Janie Renée. Onze pièces originales, avec des orchestrations acoustiques majestueuses et les instruments traditionnels (cavaquinho, bandolim, pandeiro, surdo, viola 7-cordas et tout le reste) composent cet album lumineux, rempli d’espoir et de douceur. Enregistré entre Rio de Janeiro et le Canada, on y retrouve des arrangements signés Jayme Vignoli, cavaquinhiste brésilien, et les performances musicales dosées, pénétrantes et splendides de nombreux musiciens, chacun maître de leur art.

Après avoir accompagné son père à travers une longue maladie et suite à son décès, Janie Renée avait besoin de renouer avec l’écriture et a profité d’une résidence artistique à Rio grâce au Conseil des Arts de l’Ontario. Elle fit la rencontre de nombreux artistes dont Bernardo Aguiar, Oscar Bolao, Leandro Braga, Jayme Vignoli, Guinga, Anna Paes, Monica Salmaso, Marcelo Cebukin, et l’inspiration était à nouveau au rendez-vous. C’est lors d’une session de travail où Leandro Braga lui fit cadeau d’une mélodie (Nous, imaginaires) que l’idée de faire un enregistrement avec des pièces composées en collaboration se présenta. Dans un délai de trois jours, cinq pièces furent enregistrées en rafale, d’où le titre de l’album qui est la traduction approximative du mot « inattendu » en portugais. De retour au Canada, Janie Renée contacte des artistes Canado-brésiliens et entreprend de nouvelles collaborations dans le but de concocter un album complet. Sur INESPERADO, on retrouve deux duos sublimes avec la voix chaude de Paulo Ramos, un choro, un schottische, des sambas, des bossa nova, des bossambas...bref, des bijoux de chansons, qui raviront autant vos oreilles que votre âme.

INESPERADO, c’est des musiques et des textes qui résonnent: vrais, inspirés, profonds. C’est du gros soleil, et c’est un baume certain dans ces temps tumultueux. Un album envoutant, sensible, et délicieux: la voix unique de Janie Renée et les musiques brésiliennes se complètent à merveille. C’est rempli de magie.  

Pour informations:

+1 514-900-2872 


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