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Orlando Haddad and Patricia King formed Minas in 1978 at North Carolina School of the Arts to bring Brazilian music to stateside audiences. They proceeded to play all over the eastern US before going back to their musical roots in Brazil, where they entertained, traveled extensively and recorded their first album, Num Dia Azul. Today Minas is one of the most sought-after Brazilian bands in the United States. Minas is built upon the duo's multiple talents as vocalists, instrumentalists and composers with an impressive grasp of the whole range of Brazilian musical idioms. At the core of any Minas show are the voices of the duo, which reflects two decades of vocal and instrumental blending


Bret Tobalske

I love music in all its forms, but I mainly am inspired by jazz, blues and rock. My primary instruments are acoustic and electric guitars, but I also play bass guitar, drums including doumbek, tar and ngoni and other percussion instruments. I use a keyboard to drive MIDI samples. I am part of a duo with Jerred Seveyka, "Seveyka and Tobalske," and we have one official release "Decompression Stop." I also regularly collaborate with Jean-Luc Saintot in the Jura, France and Ken Dial in Montana, USA.