Cine-Teatro Garrett, Coffee-Concert
Débora Umbelino, better known as Surma, presents her debut album "Antwerpen" live.
Surma is the musical alter-ego of Débora Umbelino, who is originally from Leiria but, alone on stage, takes us to visit much more exotic places.
She is inspired by silence and surrounded by keys, samplers, strings, voices and loop stations in sonorities that go from jazz to post-rock, from electronics to noise and take us to more or less uncertain places, with unknown landscapes and a lot of pleasure in the journey.
Her debut album, "Antwerpen", released at the end of 2017, was featured in several publications such as Público, Expresso and Blitz, was included in most of the best of the year lists, toured twelve countries (including this year the stages of Eurosonic, South By Southwest, New York Indie Music Week, NOS ALIVE, Paredes de Coura, Waves Vienna or Iceland Airwaves) and was nominated as the best European independent record by the European Association of Independent Labels, alongside names like The XX, Ibeyi, King Krule, Laura Marling, Fever Ray or Haldus Harding.
With highlights in media such as the North American NPR, the English BBC, the German NDR or MusikExpress and distribution of her debut album in several countries and international agency by Toutpartou, Surma has pursued an international career that in this year of 2018 has already taken her to more than 50 concerts in fourteen countries.
The first single from "Antwerpen", "Hemma" also earned her a nomination for the SPA Authors Awards for the best song of the year.
Despite extensive touring, and also in Portugal with 30 concerts already this year, Surma is already working on new material, as well as themes for soundtracks (such as that of the feature film SNU) and there are still some collaborations to be finalized.
Artistic and technical sheet
Voice and musical instruments Débora Umbelino
Sound Nuno Jerónimo
Duration ≈ 60 minutes ● > 6
© Photo Hugo Domingues