Cidade Negra (Portuguese: Black City) is a Brazilian reggae band formed in 1986 in Rio de Janeiro. Their style is influenced by soul and rock music. Common themes of Cidade Negra songs include love and social issues. The band will in London on 15th May at the Coronet Theatre.
Coronet Theatre28 New Kent Road, City of London SE1 6TJ
Date: 15th May - 7pm
Rio de Janeiro Reggae band Cidade Negra
The band became successful in 1991, with the release of the album Lute pra Viver ("Fight to Live") which included the radio hit "Falar a Verdade" ("Speak out the truth"). Ay the time the lead singer was Ras Bernardo.
After the second album, in 1993, singer Toni Garrido, former vocalist of Banda Bel, replaced Ras Bernardo.
Cidade Negra recorded their first acoustic record in 2002 on MTV Brasil, featuring Gilberto Gil. The record had a major hit: "Girassol" ("Sun flower") .
In 2006, celebrating their twentieth annyversary, Cidade Negra released a Live DVD.
In April 2008, Toni Garrido left Cidade Negra, after fourteen years with the band and on June 13, the band presented their new singer: Alexandre Massau, ex-singer of bands Berimbrown and Preto Massa.