About this Artist
Rogê was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and found his inspiration in masters like Baden Powell, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Dorival Caymmi.
He represents the new generation of artists of the Brazilian Popular Music movement and plays a captivating kind of samba, moving effortlessly from bossa nova to samba and reggae with the ease of a prolific composer. Rogê’s shows also present the roots of Brazilian music and its connection to Africa through a combination of jongo, samba, afoxe and maculele.
He has released six solo albums (‘Rogê’ in 2003, ‘Brasil em Brasa‘ in 2008, ‘Fala Geral‘ in 2010, ‘Brenguele‘, 2012, ‘Baile do Brenguele‘ in 2014 and ‘Nomade’ in 2018) and 2 side projects (‘4 Cabeça’, that got a Brazilian Music Award as best album; and ‘NA VEIA’, along with Arlindo Cruz, leading them to a Latin Grammy nomination as best samba album).
In 2020 he released an album with his Brazilian colleague Seu Jorge titled Seu Jorge & Rogê. Based in Los Angeles since 2019, he is preparing to launch his debut album produced and recorded in the USA through label DIAMOND WEST.