The music of ARARUR is a mixture of world music, jazz, and some Portuguese lyrics, blended together in a unique way. In 2017, Ararur released Mielikki, an album of original compositions that led to tours in Portugal, including the “Spring On” festival that occurred in Casa da Música in Porto, which featured upcoming references in jazz from Europe. Their first album, Ararur, won the “Best Jazz with Vocals” award at the 13th Independent Music Awards by a judging panel that featured exceptional recording artists and record label executives, club and festival talent buyers, music journalists, and film and television music supervisors. Additionally, people from all over the world voted for the song “Ela” as Best Jazz with Vocals. The Club Português de Artes e Ideias elected composer/guitarist António Silva and lyricist/singer Ângela Maria as “Young Creators 2013” and chose them to represent Portugal in the VI Biennial of Young Artists of the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries) that took place in December of 2013 in Brazil.
Ararur was formed after guitarist and composer António Miguel Silva finished his college degree in jazz and was accepted in the first edition of Musibéria’s artistic residence in Serpa, Portugal. In the first 7 months of 2013 he worked on original compositions and saw the recording and release of a CD, which was supported by European and national funding. Recording with him are Ângela Maria Santos as singer and songwriter, João Capinha on the saxophone, Francisco Brito on the double bass, and João Rijo on the drums. Learn more here and here.