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ELECTRO COCO

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Period

1999 - current

Genre

Latin, samba

Electro Côco

Electro Côco is an Amsterdam-based international trio consisting of Brazilian singer/actress Viviani Godoy, British DJ Graham B and Dutch producer and multi-instrumentalist Alain Eskinasi. Godoy studies at the Rotterdam School of Music and sings in bands like Canjere, Bando Brava, Vicio Novo, Medicamento and Bayuba Cante and also plays a ...
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Members

Graham B   draaitafels
Mischa Kool   contrabas
Suzanne Pijpers   zang
Jeannine La Rose   zang
Vassil Vutev   percussie
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Former members

Viviani Godoy   zang
Kalin Veliov   percussie

Mentioned in the biography of

1999   New Cool Collective
2002   Praful

Biography Electro Côco

Electro Côco is an Amsterdam-based international trio consisting of Brazilian singer/actress Viviani Godoy, British DJ Graham B and Dutch producer and multi-instrumentalist Alain Eskinasi. Godoy studies at the Rotterdam School of Music and sings in bands like Canjere, Bando Brava, Vicio Novo, Medicamento and Bayuba Cante and also plays a part in 1995 film Transit by Eddy Terstal. DJ Graham B is a well-known name in the Amsterdam house scene and the 'godfather of the Dutch jazz dance scene' with his Club 802 Jazzbop Parties in Paradiso Amsterdam. Graham B and Alain Eskinasi also work together under the name JazzJuice. Electro Côco combines Brazilian music with contemporary electronic music and acoustic percussion. Early 2004 the band's debut album Côco Do Mundo comes out. Critics compare their music with that of another Dutch band, Zuco 103. Electro Côco plays festivals like North Sea Jazz, Oerol, Amsterdam Roots and Lowlands. In June 2004 Electro Côco receives an Essent Music Award.

1999 - 2003

Brazilian-born singer/actress Viviani Godoy studies at the Rotterdam conservatory. She sings in bands like Canjere, Bando Brava, Vicio Novo, Medicamento and Bayuba Cante. In 1995 she plays a role in the Eddy Terstal-directed film Transit. DJ Graham B is a key person out of the Amsterdam house scene and the godfather of Dutch jazz dance with his Club 802 Jazzbop parties in Paradiso Amsterdam among others. With Alain Eskinasi he also works under the JazzJuice guise. Producer and video artist Eskinasi is operating in the world of theatre and film. He makes music for and sound effects for jingles, video games and commercials. Godoy, Graham B and Eskinasi join forces by the end of the summer of 2002. They want to play traditional, rhythmical street music from Northeast Brazil - so called Côco - in an electronic context. As of October they first bring this mix to the Amsterdam clubs. On stage the trio is extended by Bulgarian percussionist Kalin Veliov (replaced by his fellow country man Vassil Vutev), bassist Mischa Kool and second singer Suzanne Pijpers. The interest in Electro Côco grows as the band plays at a festival (attended by 4.000 punters) in Leeuwarden on New Year's Day. Another catalyst is the invitation to perform live at daily RTL-broadcast talk show Barend & Van Dorp.

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2004

Debut album Côco Do Mundo comes out in the beginning of the year. The critics compare Electro Côco with Zuco 103. The band plays at various Dutch and Belgian festivals such as North Sea Jazz, Lowlands Festival, Amsterdam Roots Festival, Supernatural, Rotterdam Zomercarnaval and Festival Mundial. In June Electro Côco wins an Essent Award, to be followed by an Edison Award in the category Best World Music National for its debut CD.

2005

Viviani Godoy leaves the band. Jeannine La Rose is her substitute. La Rose is born in Paramaribo (Suriname). She grew up in Salvador de Bahia. Her voice is more soul and r&b.

2006

The single Borboleta is a taste of what can be expected on the second album which is scheduled for release after the summer. The single features remixes by Ro Krom and JazzJuice.

Ro Krom

Discography Electro Côco

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