Ava Rocha is a singer, songwriter and filmmaker. She has released two albums, the first "Diurno" was released in 2011 and her latest album "Ava Patrya Yndia Yracema" released in March 2015. Produced by Jonas Sá it brings her own songs and also songs from new composers such as: Negro Leo, author of "Você Não Vai Passar”, which earned the Multishow Award 2015 Best Hit, accompanied by Multishow Award Revelation. Right after that, she was awarded with APCA as best new artist and she was indicated by Spotify as one of the 15 artists to be followed in 2016. With a large and positive impact on the disc, the concerts, she presents, show a new reading and a broadening of the repertoire, alongside great musicians of Rio's contemporary scene: Marcos Campello, Thomas Harres, Eduardo Manso and Felipe Zenicola. As a collaborator in other works, she recorded on discs and / or participated in shows of Jards Macalé, Felipe Catto, Negro Leo, Gustavo Galo, Bemônio, Fagner and Cadu Tenorio among others. She has also collaborated with artists from the field of cinema and visual arts, either as a filmmaker or as a musician, with artists such as Tunga who signed the cover of her first album and Eryk Rocha a filmmaker, who rode numerous films, as well as set up and edited sound, among other functions in Brazilian cinema films. As as director she held two important films "Dramática" in 2005 and "Ardor Irresistível" in 2011, and signed numerous musicians’ videos of the Brazilian independent scene such as Anelis Assumpção, Iara Rennó, Lucas Santanna, Fernando Temporão, Gustavo Galo, Negro Leo and her own ones.She also acts as a VJ, often being known as a multimedia artist. She has participated, for example, with the sound work "Olorozui" in Mercosul Biennial in 2009, directed the Iara Rennó’s show and worked mainly in theater at Oficina Theatre, with Zé Celso Martinez, where she officially debuted as a singer.Ava Rocha has a path that always seems to flow to different types of art. Daughter of two filmmakers, she´s been in contact with cinema, since she was a child. Her work in the field, ended up leading her to the theater and in 2006 she made shots of "Os Sertões", by José Celso Martinez Corrêa. And it was in the theater that she began to consider more seriously another career: the singer one. Nearly ten years after that moment, Ava releases her first solo album, "Ava Patrya Yndia Yracema" and she has been compared to Gal Costa and Cassia Eller.
For the first solo work, she recruited the musician Jonas Sá, as a producer, who took part of "Cê" one of Caetano Veloso’s albums. "I wanted a pop, inventive, hot, political, sensual album, something that would bring together a number of elements with an inventive line, that would makes us freak out. I called Jonas, because of that. He’s a guy who also flerts with cinema," she says. The album can be heard and downloaded for free on the singer's website.
The way Ava, who lives in Rio and is 36 years old, speaks, often evokes expressions from the 60’s and 70’s. Something that is reflected in "Ava Patrya Yndia Yracema" with a nearby sound of tropicalism, with string arrangements, distorted guitars and experimental moments scattered throughout the album.
"Ms. Rocha has inherited the aesthetic breadth and playfulness of the late-1960s Tropicalia movement and connects it with new rock, funk, samba, free improvisation, “serious” composition, and noise; few records this year were as deep and fun." - Ben Ratliff, The New York Times