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"Guitarist and singer Pedro Sá Moraes is a great introduction to Rio de Janeiro's adventurous music scene. At turns rocking and lyrical, Moraes demonstrates his ability to mine Brazil's rich musical veins and turn traditional rhythms and forms on their heads" - Tim Wilkins (NPR.org)

In his second solo album - "Além do Princípio do Prazer/Beyond the Pleasure Principle" the artist blends influences from his country's musical wealth, its luscious melodies and countless rhythms, with an unusual exploration of textures that could make one think of contemporary jazz and vanguard pop and rock artists such as Radiohead and Bjork.

Over the last ten years, Pedro has been hailed by the most important newspapers in Brazil as "a brilliant singer and songwriter" (O Globo - Rio), "the next step in brazilian music" (A Tarde - Salvador) and "a moment of bliss" (Estado de Minas). After touring Brazil extensively since 2003, the artist started consolidating an international career, with tours to Europe, Asia, North and Latin America. Since 2010 he is often watched live in the US, performing in festivals such as the Chicago World Music, Brazil Summerfest (NYC), SXSW (Austin) Philadelphia Film and Music Festival and others, as well as in clubs such as the Elbo Room (San Francisco), MOMO's (Austin), Joe's Pub (NYC), Key Club (LA) and Performing Art Centers, such as the Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago). His first album, Claroescuro (Lightdark), was released in 2010 by Austin Based Caravan Music, and was acclaimed by press outlets such as NatGEO Music, NPR and the Boston Globe, which featured it amongst the ten best World Music CD's of 2010.