(this page was last updated in August 2021)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1997.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
PIPA 2021 nominee.
Ana Frango Elétrico is a Brazilian songwriter, poet, visual artist and musical producer. Since 2015, she has researched ordinary day to day elements, saturating reality into graphic, poetic and sonorous form. She has also released two albums of original music, “Mormaço Queima” and “Little Electric Chicken Heart”, and a catalogue book of poems and illustrations called “Escoliose: paralelismo miúdo” (Scoliosis: miniscule parallelism).
Video produced by Do Rio Filmes exclusively for PIPA 2021:
“Ana Frango Elétrico – Caspa (videoinstalação)“, 2020. Duration 30’37”
“Ana Frango Elétrico – Little Electric Chicken Heart (Full album)“, 2019. Duration 29’36”
“Mama Planta Baby“, 2020. Duration 3’22”
“Ana Frango Elétrico – Roxo (Clipe Oficial)“, 2019. Duration 3’02”
“Mulher Homem Bicho“, 2020. Duration 4’46”
Ana Frango Elétrico is a Brazilian songwriter, poet and visual artist. Since 2015, she has researched ordinary day to day elements, saturating reality into graphic, poetic and sonorous form. In 2018, her work gained nationwide projection in the independent scene with the release of “Mormaço Queima” – “An album/painting horizontally produced; saturated, filled with textures, flavors and colors; a cartoonesque bossa-pop-rock”, as the artist herself defines in its introduction text.
In 2019, she releases her second studio album, “Little Electric Chicken Heart” by the label Selo RISCO, blending various influences from the likes of the 50s to the 2000s, a rock ballad jazz, a collision of oldies and experimental sound. The album rendered the 2019 APCA award for “Musical Revelation” ( São Paulo Art Critics Association), 2020 Latin Grammy nomination for “Best Rock Album in Portuguese”, Multishow Brazillian Music Award for “Album of the year” and “Revelation”) and Woman Music Event Awards for the “Listen to the Girls” category. The album also gained international recognition being reviewed in various languages by the press and specialized critics and was released on CD in Japan. Still in 2019, Ana took on the musical direction and sound architecture of the premiere of the “Ballet Literal” exhibition by the artist Laura Lima, at Gentil Carioca gallery.
In the following year, she released “Escoliose: paralelismo miúdo” (Garupa Edições, 2020), a book made up of poems, pictures and illustrations made between 2015 and 2019, in which she assimilates diverse techniques and poetry to compose one of the key concepts of her work, entitled “paralelismo miúdo”. “It is about a poetry with another kind of generational DNA” – says Heloisa Buarque de Holanda, in the book’s afterword – “an almost insolent DNA, that, radically going towards personal and located testimony, demystifies any and all poetic aura (at least those of the noble times of the masculine canons) in favor of corporal liberation, libertary”.
In that same year, she released “Mama Planta Baby” and “Mulher Homem Bicho”, produced remotely and released during the social isolation period, with which she received the 2020 WME award for Best Musical Producer.