Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, André Sampaio brought Afro Rock to the Brazilian scene. The artist has release two solo albums: "Desaguou" (2013) and "Alagbé" (2016). His influences are Gilberto Gil, Seu Jorge, Jimi Hendrix, Cesária Évora among many others, revealing a strong cultural amalgam, which is one of the premises of Brazilian culture. Absolutey impossible to resist to the sound of the Afro-rock guitar and his lyrics, which speaks about identity and the battles to gain the right to be free. In his shows André Sampaio seeks new links, creating a strong connection with the audience.