Paula Barembuem (voice) & Daniel Mesquita (guitar, voice) About Wienerlied, Yodeling and Brazilian rhythms Several streams flow and converge –light, pure and full of life like water– in one single river! That is how Paula Barembuem and Daniel Mesquita describe the result of their shared artistic quest. They have succeeded in creating a very original mix, skilfully combining musical roots from Latin America with an artistic upbringing in Austria. Sensitive, funny and bold, but at the same time clever, tender and profound, very Brazilian and always tongue-in-cheek. The Wienerlied, yodel songs and quotes from classical masterpieces merge with Brazilian rhythms and become something completely new and unique. “As a foreigner, one often notices how differences between the original home country and the adopted home country are emphasised. We, on the contrary, want to stress the similarities, because we all have the same needs. The different cultural forms of expression account for the outstanding diversity in the Arts, but the essence is almost always the same,” say Paula and Daniel. The varied programme includes superb original compositions with a Brazilian flair and special interpretations of Bossa-Nova classics. It is further enhanced with South American folk music gems and inventive adaptations of contemporary pieces by composers like Djavan and Hermeto Pascoal. Their first CD “Água” (Water) was released with great success in early 2014 and was presented on the Ö1 radio programme „Spielräume.“ Two great musicians from the Viennese jazz scene participated in its production: Luis Ribeiro and Bertl Mayer.