COLADERA "A classy acoustic guitar-and-percussion Band from Portugal, Brazil and Cape Verde who ease between bossa nova, candomblé, fado and Cape Verdean coladeira" THe Guardian

La Dôtu Lado swings as much as it seduces. It maps new musical routes linking the Cape Verdean island sounds of batuque and funaná, with deep candomblé inspired rhythms and the heart tugging sway of fado. And in doing so, it has opened up a fascinating narrative on the slave trade, spirituality and love.
Coladera is a cross boundary project filled with musical friendship, dedication and joyful playing which can be heard in every single note. The band will depart on their 5th international Tour in 2020, presenting the musical richness of the Lusophone world on the international stage.
Montreux Jazz Festival 3rd July 2019..."...an unforgettable evening where virtuosity was combined with emotion and musicanship..."
Coladera with Marcos Suzano at the rehearsal session for Montreux

Coladera started to appear on the international live scene in 2015 climbing some of the prestigious stages like New York´s Brazil Summer Fest and a sold out release show at Joe´s Pub in NY, followed by highly acclaimed shows at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam - NL, Alice Copenhagen - DK, Jazzrally Düsseldorf - DE, Blue Note Rio de Janeiro - BR, Music Meeting Nijmegen - NL and the culmination of the previous effort the impressive concert at this years Montreux Jazz Festival - CH.

"...in Brazil there is a lot of DNA from Cape Verde. You can find this DNA in many rhythms. One of them is Coladeira. It´s a little bit samba, little bit Bahia. Cape Verde is in the middle" ... "Cape Verdean islands prominent role in the Portuguese slave trade between West Africa and North-East Brazil. Such tragic roots gave birth to this swaying, swinging music. A lyrical and entrancing Album" Mark Sampson, Songlines.

"Very seductive! Coladera reminds me in a way of the famous LP "Getz/Gilberto" and the hit "The Girl From Ipanema" with Astrid Gilberto. Even if this legendary recording of Stan Getz, João Gilberto and Antônio Carlos Jobim is classified as jazz, "La Dôtu Lado" has some of the flair of Bossa Nova, which became socially acceptable at that time. But Coladera's LP offers a lot more!" Vinyl-Fan.de (2019)
"Cape Verde meets Brazil, melancholy meets exuberance." fRoots Magazine (2019)
"Demonstrates the deep compatibility and shared history of their respective homelands' musical styles" Afropop (2019)
"La Dôtu Lado", the second album of the Coladera trio from Portugal, Cape Verde and Brazil, sounds like the flap of a butterfly's wings, which wants to blow the summer as a matter of course - airy, light, sometimes even sugar-sweet, highly sensitively played subtleties give each other the hand in the form of eleven beautiful songs." Soultrain (2019)
"This suitably sensual video marks a lovely lyrical new album by Coladera, a Lusophone band who hail from Brazil, Portugal and Cape Verde...Listening to the track underlines the symbiotic blend of singer-guitarist Vitor Santana’s bossa background, singer-guitarist João Pires’ grounding in fado, and percussionist Miroca Paris’ island heritage of morna, batuque and funaná...Augmented on this delicious album by the Brazilian pandeiro master, the renowned percussionist Marcos Suzano,... Should they ever appear at a venue near you, they are not to be missed" Sounds&Colours (2019)