Marina Afares

Marina Afares is a São Paulo-based singer-songwriter and pianist. Formally trained since age 4, Marina has divided her musical time between the dedication to the European classical repertoire on the piano, and the immersion in traditional diasporic and indigenous genres like Maracatu, Coco and Jongo. Besides being a musical educator, Marina is also part of Combate: Coletivo de Artes Pretas – a collective of black artists, actors and musicians centered around the matter of black people’s genocide; they have recently created a play inspired by mothers who have lost their sons and daughters to police violence. Possessing a unique and strong voice, with a rich transit between folk and classical traditions, Marina currently develops solo work and with duo Sexy y Blondie, a project in collaboration with singer-songwriter Victor Cali.