Miriam Aïda – one of Sweden’s most popular singers with an international following, has performed in Japan, UK, Brazil, France, Spain, USA, Turkey, Russia, Italy, Germany and of course all around Sweden and Scandinavia, both as a solo artist as well as with the band A Bossa Elétrica. She has shared the stage with many great Brazilian musicians such as Hermeto Pascoal, Badi Assad and master guitarist Marco Pereira.
After exploring the music traditions of Brazil and her success with the albums such as Quatro Janelas, Letras ao Brasil & É de Lei! she has been spotted in several national TV shows.
Miriam ́s extensive talent travels through a number of musical landscapes and since her album-debut in 2002 she has released 8 albums as a leader. Since 2010 she is an acclaimed radio profile for Swedish National Radio as a producer and music journalist. She has hoasted the Swedish Radio live broadcast JazzAward “Jazzkatten” several times and on the PolarPrize 2017 she interviewed Wayne Shorter on PolarTalks.
“É de Lei!” – Award Winning 2015 Rhythm of the Year
Following the success of the Swedish Grammy, Manifest and World Music Awards nominated albums Letras ao Brasil (2009) and Visans Väsen (2011), mixing Swedish traditional songs with Brazilian rhythms, her album AFRO SAMBA ORCHESTRA – É de Lei!” was awarded “Rhythm of the Year” by Manifestgalan.
The album honors the Brazilian legend and founder of Afro Samba, Baden Powell.
and was recorded in Sweden and Rio de Janeiro in collaboration with the Brazilian arranger Jayme Vignoli. É de Lei! features one of Rio’s greatest singers, Marcos Sacramento.
Artist of the year at Swedish World Music Awards 2012
“A versatile artist, colorful, headstrong, audacious and personal. A performer who twists and turns on the familiar and who creates new perspectives for all of us.” This was the jury’s statement when Miriam Aïda received the price for Artist of the year at the Swedish World Music Awards in 2012.