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The Next Generation of Original Music

Discover the international youth music competition that's all about the music.

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Your music

your way

The Imagine Music Experience takes place in 8 countries and is open to musicians between the ages of 13-21. Each experience aims to help take young musicians one step closer to reach their potential through workshops, jams and competition.

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The Final !

Let's meet for the Brazil final this July 3th at the Teatro Procopio Ferreira in Tatuí !
Here are the 2022 finalists :

Bento Tibúrcio and Yago Araújo, Cainã Mendonça, Dumont, Elian Flores, Gustavo Tenes, Kyton, Luna Maria, Pedro Barra, Quarteto Mangaio, Stefany Lima
  

How Imagine works

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Image starts with a series of preselections, either digital or live. Young musicians enter their music projects online and we select the most promising to participate. Typically 10 groups will be selected to participate in either Regional or National Finals, where one  winning artist is selected from each country to participate in the Imagine International Final. Each Imagine event offers workshops and training to help young musicians take their career to the next level, connecting with other young artists, building friendships and having a good time. 

Discover the finalists !

Here they are, the 10 finalists of Imagine Brazil edition 2022 :

Bento Tibúrcio and Yago Araújo, Cainã Mendonça, Dumont, Elian Flores, Gustavo Tenes, Kyton, Luna Maria, Pedro Barra, Quarteto Mangaio, Stefany Lima!

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Bento Tibúrcio and Yago Araújo

Brasília, °2005 - 2007, duo

Instrumental / Choro

Bento Tibúrcio and Yago Araújo are 17 and 15 years old and are music students in Brasília, in the Federal District. Bento comes from a family of musicians, and has already had the opportunity to be on stage playing with Hamilton de Holanda (his uncle), Fernando César (his father), Michael Pipoquinha, Ian Coury, among others.

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Cainã Mendonça

, °2007, solo

Instrumental / MPB

Drummer and pianist, Cainã spent his childhood witnessing and participating in various musical activities, performances and studio recordings. He was given a small drum set at the age of 2 and soon fell in love with the music of João Bosco, Beatles, Zé Menezes, popular and instrumental Brazilian music. He had at home, with family and friends, environment and musical education, having had contact with great musicians and direct experience with groups of regional culture and has participated in some of them. He studied on his own the repertoire of albums recorded by Edu Ribeiro, Kiko Freitas, Marquinho Mendonça (father), Zé Menezes, Hamilton de Holanda, David Holland, among others.

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Dumont

Piracicaba ,°2004 , solo

Folk

The DUMONT project started as an idea from Pedro Heise, approximately 4 months ago, with the intention of writing songs as a method of exercise. Soon, the songs took shape and stopped having the purpose of studies, becoming something Pedro enjoys doing. Influenced by big names in the folk world like Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, Novo Amor, etc., an album of folk songs was then created, not yet published on digital platforms.

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Elian Flores

São Paulo ,°2001, solo

Country / MPB

At 21, Elian Flores has been doing shows throughout the Northwestern region of São Paulo. Singer and composer, participated in the program The Voice Brazil, from Rede Globo, and previous editions of the Imagine Brazil Festival. He started singing at the age of 5, when he won his first guitar from his great encourager and late father.

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Gustavo Tenes

Souza Lima ,°2003, solo

Instrumental / Jazz / MPB

Gustavo Tenes is 19 years old and studies the 3rd year of a Bachelor in Double Bass. Son of a trumpet player and brother of a drummer, he had contact with music since he was 2 years old. Student at Conservatório Souza Lima, he studied several instruments, which contributed a lot to his musical development. He has already participated in congresses and national and international events. He was approved in the first place in the Souza Lima College of Music, getting an integral scholarship to pay for his first year. After that, he was the only bass player in the edition awarded with a scholarship from the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation to fund his second year. Currently, he develops works in the area of music production, music teaching and performance.

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Kyton

São Paulo ,°2005, solo

Instrumental / Jazz / MPB

Marco Antônio Men Batista Barbosa is 17 years old and was born in the city of São Paulo. Musician and composer, he was raised in a musical family, and since childhood he has been in contact with several instruments. He has a very eclectic genre, playing from Forró to Jazz, among others. Has been showing an increasing interest in the music segment and music production, working as a collaborator in the production company Mceys PRO. He plays guitar, drums, percussion, and is currently studying the 2nd year of Accordion with Professor Toninho Ferragutti, and the 1st year of Piano with Professor Celinha Carmona, at Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo - EMESP Tom Jobim, former ULM.

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Luna Maria

solo

Pop / MPB

Singer since the age of 8, Luna Maria always sang MPB and POP style songs, and participated in various musical contests like The Voice Kids, Imagine Brazil, Virada Paulista, Estação Cultural, etc.. She made her first composition when she was 10 years old and nowadays she has more than 60 authorial songs. Plays guitar, piano and ukulele as a support instrument for shows.

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Pedro Barra

solo

Instrumental / MPB

The guitarist Pedro Barra, began his classical guitar studies at the Conservatório Dramático e Musical "Dr. Carlos de Campos" in Tatuí- SP, in 2013, at the age of 11, having as teachers Adriano Paes, Márcia Braga and Edson Lopes. In 2018, he won the 1st place in the Chamber Music Incentive Award of the Conservatory of Tatuí, year in which he became a member of the Camerata of Guitars of the Conservatory of Tatuí. In December 2021, he graduated in Music Degree by Sorocaba University. Currently, he works as a private guitar teacher at home, since January 2020, and attends a postgraduate course in Music Education at Campos Elíseos College.

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Quarteto Mangaio

Tatuí ,°2004-2001, quatuor

Instrumental /Jazz / MPB

Quarteto Mangaio was formed after the pandemic, when the members met on the way back from classes at the Conservatory of Tatuí. After a brief musical contact in classes and jam sessions, decided to form the quartet to explore new and "young" sounds of instrumental improvised music. As research, they started to compose and play versions of jazz standards and Brazilian music.

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Stefany Lima

Ceará ,°2006, solo

Instrumental /Jazz / MPB

Stefany Lima is 16 years old and lives in Caucaia, Ceará. From a very early age, due to the influence of her parents, who are involved with gospel music, she became interested in music and musical instruments. She has taken part in several religious presentations, in school festivals, and she currently participates as a soloist in the Heitor Villa-Lobos Camerata, the official orchestra of the Theatro José de Alencar in Fortaleza-CE.

The winner of Imagine Brazil 2022

We are proud to present the winner of Imagine Brazil edition 2022 !

Kyton will represent Brazil during the international Imagine final on Friday 30 September 2022 in the Bozar and will compete against the winners from Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Zimbabwe!

Kyton (São Paulo)

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Marco Antônio Men Batista Barbosa is 17 years old and was born in the city of São Paulo. Musician and composer, he was raised in a musical family, and since childhood he has been in contact with several instruments. He has a very eclectic genre, playing from Forró to Jazz, among others. Has been showing an increasing interest in the music segment and music production, working as a collaborator in the production company Mceys PRO. He plays guitar, drums, percussion, and is currently studying the 2nd year of Accordion with Professor Toninho Ferragutti, and the 1st year of Piano with Professor Celinha Carmona, at Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo - EMESP Tom Jobim, former ULM.

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