Mariana Zwarg represents the third generation of musicians playing and spreading the tradition of “universal music”, created by her godfather, the legendary Hermeto Pascoal from Brazil. Mariana is a flautist, saxophonist, composer and arranger and bandleader.
In 2016 she formed her “Sexteto Universal”, uniting musicians from 5 different countries and toured the project regularly in Europe and Brazil.
“Nascentes” is Zwarg’s debut album and her first solo project. It was recorded between Rio de Janeiro and Berlin at the tail-end of 2019, just before the first cases of Covid-19 were reported. There are 10 tracks in total: 8 songs composed by her, a theme by Hermeto Pascoal and a theme by Itiberê Zwarg, who are also the album’s special guests.