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Latin Grammy nominated & Brazilian Music Awards granted artist, songwriter, composer and musician in his own right, considered to be a principal part of the Brazilian popular music scene revival (MPB), Rogê has released 7 solo albums and 2 collaborations – with samba legend Arlindo Cruz (Na Veia, 2016, Warner Music) and with Seu Jorge (Seu Jorge & Rogê, 2020, Night Dreamer Records). Now based in Los Angeles, CA, he released “CURYMAN” (Diamond West Records) , his debut album in the United States, in March 2023. Lavishly produced by the Budos Band’s Thomas Brenneck, a top session guitarist and collaborator with the stars (Lady Gaga, Beyoncé & Jay-Z, Amy Winehouse), Curyman also launched Brenneck’s new label, Diamond West. It is a joyous, celebratory samba album, bringing a message of  redemption and resistance, of resilience, according to Rogê, “so that we don’t give in to sadness, to laziness, to a lack of desire to move on with life. It’s the certainty that a new day will dawn.” 


  • Support Act for the Gipsy Kings at the Hollywood Bowl for 2 nights in a row (august, 2022)
  • Support Act on Summer East Coast Tour for the Budos Band (2022)
  • Support Act for Jack Johson’s Brazilian Tour on January, 2023, with whom he also released 2 singles at the end of 2022;
  • Brazilian artist discovered by Seymour Stein and signed to Warner Music Brazil under his guidance, to release his works since 2014;
  • Ambassador for USA ESPN’s 2014 World Cup coverage that took place in Brazil: they captured his lifestyle, backstage, sound checks and live performances in 2013 and 2014, and toured with him in Brazil during the tournament. The material was used for storytelling about the Brazilian culture and in about 10 mini-docs that featured his music;
  • Alongside Arlindo Cruz, they host a radio show in Brazil in 2015 (NA VEIA) that became an album and was nominated for the Latin Grammy;
  • Seu Jorge & Rogê was recorded direct-to-disc and released in jan 2020 by Night Dreamer Records, followed by a tour in the USA (pre-pandemic);

Press Highlights
LA TIMES (Los Angeles) – Rogê, samba idol in Rio, starts all over again in LA
The Guardian (Londres) – Heartwarming Braziliana
Observador (Lisboa) – Rogê: é dele a voz do Brasil que canta o caminho certo (New York/Los Angeles) – Samba Star Rogê Created His “Most Brazilian” Album A World Away From Home
Liberation (Paris) Rogê, Rio éclats
NY Times (Nova York) – Seu Jorge and Rogê’s Bond Began in Brazil. It’s Since Moved to LA.
Wall Street Journal (Nova York) – Brazilian Composer Rogê Spreads Samba Sound
Pan African Music – Rogê & Seu Jorge, fellow sambists

Albums & Singles
Curyman (album – Diamond West Records) 2023
Big Sur / Sunsets for Somebody Else – w/ Jack Johnson (singles – Universal Music) 2022
Vai Viver Curumim (single – Warner Music) 2021
Seu Jorge & Rogê (Night Dreamer Records) 2020
Nômade (Warner Music) 2018
Rio de Verdade (single – Warner Music) 2017
Na Veia – Arlindo Cruz & Rogê (Warner Music) 2016
Baile do Brenguele – live cd/dvd (ADA/Warner Music) 2014
Brenguelé (Coqueiro Verde Records/Brazil) 2012
Fala Geral (Bolacha Discos/Brazil) 2010
Brasil em Brasa (Indie) 2008
Roge (Indie) 2003

The songwriter
Theme for the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio
Theme for the 2014 World Cup’s Mascot
Theme for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Globo TV broadcasting
Recorded by Brazilian most known artists: Seu Jorge, Marcelo D2, Arlindo Cruz, Maria Rita, Gal Costa, Lulu Santos.

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