Singer, songwriter, guitarist, born in the Afro-Brazilian city of Salvador in Bahia, Tiganá Santana excels in talent both in music and in his career as a philosopher and researcher.
African ancestry and culture inspire the music of this multilingual artist, the first Brazilian artist to sing and compose in African languages such as Kikongo and Kimbundu from Angola and Congo. His pen and his voice are also practiced, with the same brio, in the sounds of his native Portuguese language, in Spanish or even in English, or French.
If he is often called "the Brazilian Nick Drake", it is certainly thanks to his very intimate universe and his warm and hoarse voice.
His 4th album "Vida-Código" will be released in Europe in March 2020 by the Swedish label Ajabu! and reveals a side more "songs" of the composer.
Directed by Sebastian Notini, Swedish residing in Brazil, the new titles of Tiganá Santana expand the already magical repertoire of this incredible artist.
We will find him on tour in 2020-2021 in Europe, on stage as a solo, duo, trio or quartet with the integration of Leonardo Mendes on guitar.
They programmed it
Quai Branly Museum / Paris, France
Babel Med Music / Marseille, France
Banlieues Bleues Festival / Pantin, France
Cully Jazz Festival / Bourg-en-Lavaux, Switzerland
Atlantic Music Expo / Praia, Cape Verde
Jazz sous les Pommiers / Coutances, France
Jazz in La Défense / Puteaux, France
Jazz in Vienne / Vienne, France
Les Suds in Arles / Arles, France
The Nights of the South / Vence, France
No Border Festival / Brest, France
Sfinks / Molenveld, Belgium