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Liniker Barros: Trans Singer and Slow-Groove Backbeat

liniker barros: LINIKER E OS CARAMELOWS with BRUNO CAPINAN at Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas West Thursday July 12 doors 7 pm. 33.50- 40., according to NOW Magazine. When Liniker Barros, who fronts Brazilian soul band Liniker e os Caramelows, sings deixa eu bagun ar voc let me mess you up from breakout single Zero, Brazilian audiences sing along with unabashed emotion and volume, a chorus echoing over a sultry, slow-groove backbeat. When a trans woman takes the stage, that alone is political. Audacious self-expression is paramount for any LGBTQ artist, but it takes on even more significance coming from a Black, trans singer in Brazil, which has one of the world's highest rates of anti-trans violence. They followed with their crowdfunded 2016 debut album Remonta. A collective from Araraquara in the interior of S o Paulo state, the band busted out with 2015's Cru EP, with Zero clocking 1.5 million You Tube views in its first week. ( As reported in the news.