A conversation between Marcelo Frota, a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist better known as MOMO, and dublab’s Joscha Creutzfeldt.
Influenced by a lifetime of living between Brazil, Angola, the US, Spain, Portugal and currently the UK, Marcelo Frota is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist better known as MOMO. His hushed voice and clear, refined guitar lines transform his delicate melodies into a universal language that is admired far beyond MOMO’s native Brazil. His 2006 debut album, A Estética do Rabisco, established him as the face of a new generation of Brazilian psychedelica, influenced by Os Mutantes, Milton Nascimento & Clube da Esquina and Tropicália. It was named one of the best albums of the year by the Chicago Reader.
Over six more albums, MOMO. continued to develop his gift for reinventing classical music genres, delving into indie pop and intimate acoustics. His passionate songs have attracted the attention of some musical icons, including Talking Heads icon David Byrne and Patti Smith, and invited him to participate in a Caetano Veloso 70th birthday tribute album, “A Tribute To Caetano”, alongside Devendra Banhart, Beck, Rodrigo Amarante and Os Mutantes.