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Mariana Aydar

Mariana Aydar can be easily located. Where there's good music, there she is, either in a traditional samba jamming, in a gig at the outskirts of town, in the studios, during Carnival, in Sao Paulo, Rio or Bahia. Since she was born in Sao Paulo, music is the air that she breathes. Her father, producer and multi-instrumentalist Mario Manga, was one of the integrants of Preme, an avant-garde group of the 80s that managed to couple irreverence and quality. Her mother, Bia Aydar, worked for many years with a variety of artists from all corners of the country. So, since she was a little girl, her natural habitat was the front stage and the backstage, the dressing rooms and the spotlights, the rehearsals and the recording studios and, mingling in this universe, she learned from observation.

At ten years of age, she took up cello lessons and then she got started on the acoustic guitar. Later on, she had voice lessons at Escola Canto do Brasil tutored by Regina Machado and then at Groove Curso Livre, both in Sao Paulo.

In 2000, Mariana Aydar made her professional debut in Miltinho Ediberto's band, an extraordinary folk guitar player. She naturally became acquainted with young and talented musicians, which led to the creation of Banda Carua, where she teamed up as a vocalist for two years, performing alongside Chico Cesar and Virg�-nia Rosa. During that period of time, she took part in the project Elba Invites, in the town of Trancoso, where she performed with Samuel Rosa (Skank), Toni Garrido (Cidade Negra), Trio Virgulino, Dominguinhos, Arnaldo Antunes. She also did backing vocals for Daniela Mercury at the Bahia Carnival.

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