São Yantó

OneBeat 2019 Fellow

Singer

São Paulo, Brazil

Yantó, aka São Yantó, is a multi-talented São Paulo-based producer and singer-songwriter. With a background in contemporary dance and pedagogy, São Yantó has collaborated with a wide range of Brazilian artists and theatrical companies. Since 2012, he has released 2 full-length albums and 4 EPs, which blend the sonics of Brazilian pop and avant-garde. São Yantó is also the founder of NUA, an interdisciplinary group that investigates the boundaries between drama, dance and vocal practice. A strong advocate in São Paulo’s queer community, a number of his pieces address issues of prejudice and representation in Brazilian music and culture as a whole.