The creative young Brazilian community in NYC

We contributed during 1 year for Glamour Brazil. Here is one of our posts: http://revistaglamour.globo.com/Lifestyle/Viagem/noticia/2014/07/direto-de-ny-jovens-que-estao-fazendo-arte.html

The English Version below:

New York is known for many things ... the food, the corporate world madness, the great Broadway and Off Broadway shows, the incredible fashion world and uncontrollable consumption of tourists and New Yorkers, the beauty of Central Park, the art world...and also as a "incubator “ city for new upcoming talent. 

Here, we show you the story of some young folks that are making a difference here and others who are just starting out their promising career, but it sure have an incredible work worth following.

The Brazilian with clear Italian descent (beginning by his name), Maximiliano Poglia, also known as Max, is a designer and lives in New York since 2009. Max has worked with the renowned and always crowded restaurant Buvette, created a line of exclusive products for the Bedford Post - a charming hotel in Bedford /NY which is part of the Relais & Chateaux group and collaborates with various New York brands like TheBKCircus, a man’s fashion brand. Today their own product collection offers: leather handbags, handmade knives that are not made of stainless steel on purpose to allow the product to age and soft unique fleece blankets with no artificial coloring and beautiful leather details. You can find his products at stores like 3x1 in Soho, Modern Anthology in Dumbo, the Gentry in Williamsburg, the Warm in Nolita and a few other places around town! www.poglia.co

Berklee College of Music College, in Boston, is known for having huge music alumni stars as Diana Krall, Quincy Jones, John Mayer, Esperanza Spalding, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford (both from Aerosmith), among many others! A band named The Brazilian Johnsons was created by five Brazilians who studied together at Berklee and now live in Brooklyn, obviously. Michel Nasrallah, the vocalist and guitarist tells us that their music - a classic rock'n'roll - was inspired by bands like Rolling Stones, Beatles, Queen, Led Zepplin, Cold Chisel, Lynyrd Skynryd, AC / DC, just to list a few.

In December 2013 they released their first CD called "Howdy Duty” and made its debut with an exclusive show at Piano's, located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

The songs are amazing, with a very particular style, exclusive copyrights lyrics that speak of obstacles and difficulties encountered at the beginning of their career, challenges of being new in New York, numerous teachings, the experience of broken hearts and simply how life may be surprising.

The songs are for sale on iTunes! Here is a clip of one of their most successful songs: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjOjhFgs_zk.

Alessio Romano is an Italian who has several "gifts". He's Drummer, Musical Producer, Audio Engineer and also Photographer. With all these different talents, he decided to open his own studio in Brooklyn in the beginning of 2014, called Studio42 where he can work with music, video and photography. I'm personally a huge fan of his photography work. With spontaneous images and a perfect light his pictures definitely surprises with all the captured details and his critical eye! www.studio42brooklyn.com

 

Last, but definitely not least, with an Israeli and American descent, the singer Tali Ratzon arrived in New York in 2009 chasing after a dream! A common story to hear in New York... Tali says she's "just a girl with a guitar," but her music certainly does make everyone want to dance! She sings pop music, mixed with funk and bringing influences from Latin rhythms and reggae music, i.e. World Pop. One of the songs I enjoy the most and sing by heart is "About to Pop”. Here is the clip!

Photo Credits: Max Poglia, Roberto Vietri, Alessio Romano and Alison Luntz