Manuela do Monte photos and news from DJ Basso, Fernando ला vila and more for MIX
Cousin Matthew’s eyes manu
As you’ve seen, this weekend’s Mix Magazine cover brings a smile from talented and beloved Santa Marians actress Manuela do Monte (@manudomonte). It was clicked by his cousin, Mateus Abreu (@mateusabreufotos), during his stay in Santa Maria in recent months. The good thing about this story is that Mattius’s interest in photography was born when, a few years ago, around 2015, Manuela helped him choose photographs of the material, which is still fifteen years old. Mangi, for whom he modeled. Years later, she told him that moment had changed her life. Today he takes photos in Santa Maria and his work can be seen on Instagram. Regarding the rehearsal he did with his cousin and gave it to Mix magazine, he says: “We had the idea to take photos that correspond to Manu. She is simple, funny, full of energy, very natural. And it’s always been like that. I have his first memory ”. He chose a place that has a green space, but also urban characteristics. Therefore, they went to the Boca do Monte area. “We took the tracks in a remote neighborhood to show more drama and showcase this strong woman, and then we did several clicks with a moving car on an empty street to show the fun and energetic part!
At the head of electronic boards
In recent years, Santa Maria has become a national and international benchmark in electronic music. Both sides and the creators of the genre have gained recognition outside the city. One example was the release of the EP “Domestic Robot” by DJ and producer Basso. The EP was released by UK label “Let It Out Records” and is already in the global sales charts for its genre, PsyTrance, at number six on the 100 best-selling albums. The EP includes the tracks “Domestic Robot” and “Don’t Stop”, a collaboration with Northeast Saturn Six. The EP is available for pre-order on Beatport and to listen to samples of tracks from the label and the artist’s SoundCloud.
Cruella by Jefferson
More and more, I believe that Santa Maria is connected to Brazil and to the world. Besides being the neighbor of the star of Manuela do Monte, the second most popular soap opera in Brazil and Netflix, we have another Santa Marianes who was hired by Disney. Yes, but he’s not (yet) an actor, but yes, Instagram master Jefferson, Araujo filter. After pumping with the filters used by Madonna, Maluma, Anita, Pablo Witter and many other stars (in addition to billions of people), they have now created the official filter for the movie Cruella, which hits theaters and Disney this week Was +. The invitation came from Disney to recognize our neighbor’s work and the launch was on their Insta profile @jefaraujo (which has 1 million subscribers). Let’s see what will be the next success of the creative person.
A recognized talent
Music has no borders, and the proof is that accordionists and music class students at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Fernando ला vila, continue to travel around the world by chord. This time he was sworn in in two international competitions, one in the Czech Republic and one in Latvia. In both cases, the Czech online accordion competition 2021 and Concord of Sounds, which took place practically between April and May, he was the only representative from Brazil. Besides listening to and evaluating over 100 children from countries like Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia and Vietnam, he has also won awards. In the Czech Republic competition, his pupil from Recife, Rafael Duke, won a silver medal in the Children II category, playing two songs by Avila: Argana and Tango Por Carla. Also in the same competition, the Polish Nicodem Sobek won the silver medal in the virtuoso category playing the tango por carla – the work finishing second in one of the most prestigious accordion competitions in the world at the end from last year. Accordian World Trophy, France. (In collaboration with Victoria DeBortoli)
There is a TV tradition in the United States that I find really good and in fact I don’t understand how Brazil doesn’t have it yet. Bring together artists of great classics. It’s been 50 years since its release with the reunion of the cast of A Novica Rebelde, with the Patricinhas of Beverly Hills and many more in 20 years of production of the film. It usually takes place in an auditorium program, and the actors recall backstage stories and mythological scenes. Because it’s a television phenomenon that spans generations, friends presented the encounter in a special way. It’s beautiful to watch, but you have to take a deep breath and not let a good urge turn into sadness or an absurd desire to experience the past. It’s worth checking out and getting emotional. Highlighting for actors reading certain scripts. For those who are not into the performing arts, it is clear how talented people are and study the visuals they are going to perform. I hope that Brazil will adopt this idea and encourage meetings of artists. What is not lacking here are the novels, films and series that have been lacking.