We could spend hours here saying how much we love Maurício Pereira. Maybe days. Maybe years. And time would pass and we would continue to find him an enlightened human being, special, genius, that kind of person that we just thank for having the chance to meet in this Lôka life. Probably if someone asked us the question we always ask, "what would be a face and / or a voice for Sao Paulo?", We would answer: Mauricio Pereira.
Composer, musician, singer, journalist, broadcaster, producer, father of Tim Bernardes (d'O Terno), half of The Black Women (the other is brother-friend André Abujamra), author of some of the most beautiful poems ever we listen and own the shows where we always leave happier. And if you want more details, we recommend visiting the site www.mauriciopereira.com.br, where you can also listen to his solo discs, and page on Facebook, where he always tells what he's up to.
Pereira is always appreciating and questioning life, reflecting on the most diverse subjects, which can yield hours of stupid chat wherever you find it, online or offline. He was one of the pioneer artists in the use of the Internet in Brazil - he launched a site in 1995 and in 1996 he made the first live show via internet in the country - but at the same time he still says to send letters to the mailbox of Os Black Women (20908), which he will love.
At the moment he is in the studio recording a new album, with production of Gustavo Ruiz. Between one session and another, he does some shows around town. This Thursday (1 / 2) presents itself in the project Music in Vão do Masp, with the show Carnaval Turbilhão; and 10 of February in the House of Francisca, in double session: at 13h and at 22h.
In the middle of all this, we hunt him to a Rapidinha:
Uia: What's the good in Sao Paulo?
Mauricio Pereira:Now that the weather has warmed up, take one on any coffee table in any neighborhood bar of any SP, with any friend coming to talk about any subject.
Uia: And a stolen?
MP: Buy a secret friend's gift at a mall on 24 after two in the afternoon.
Uia: A soundtrack for São Paulo.
MP:I'm listening to Native FM in the morning, to see if my mind comes out of the bubble a bit.
Uia: What was the last show you saw in the city?
MP:The fabulous Tulipa Ruiz making her "Tu". Fabulous.
Uia: And the last movie you watched?
MP:I saw this "The Meyerowitz Stories" on the internet. Already in the cinema, another day was in Amparo, SP interior, and I reviewed "The General" by Buster Keaton. This guy was an influence on my character in Women.
Uia: What makes you sleep in SP?
MP: Myself. With the degree of insomnia I have, I do not need the mayor, the pollution, the violence, the inequality, the whole pile ...
Uia: Any solution to go back to sleep in peace?
MP: Go to the fields.
Uia: A face and / or voice for Sao Paulo.
MP:Mountains Today I just managed to think about my mother and Kiko Dinucci. Even though he was from Guarulhos.
Uia: A sight you'd like to see in the city.
MP:Corinthians games at Pacaembu.
Uia: Which neighborhood would you honor in a song?
MP:I do not know, they all deserve it. Already have a song for Belenzinho? I have fond memories of childhood there, at my grandmother's house.
Uia: A phrase that defines São Paulo.
MP:I do not know how we can handle so much freedom and so much prison at the same time.