Singer, songwritter and dancer
Mirla was born in Salvador de Bahia (Brazil), in a community characterized by ancestral African traditions, where from a very young age she learned to communicate through dance and percussion, elements that were fundamental in the shaping of her identity. At the age of 12 she was part of her first musical project and discovered her passion for singing. From then on, she started to take part in several musical bands, and performed at the renowned Castro Alves Theater, with the Aruanda band. During her career, she has shared the stage with some of the most representative Afro-Brazilian musicians, such as Leitieres Leite and Margareth Menezes. In 2016, she settled in Barcelona where, together with Marcel Vallès, she founded and led the Ganzá band and later decided to launch her own project. She has performed in different festivals and venues through Europe, among which Jazzing Festival, TenSamba Festival, Suoni Mobili, LPA Summer Groove (Gran Canaria), Dublin's Five Lamps arts Festival, Esperanzah Festival, Día de Brasil Festival, Pedralbes Festival, Jardins Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Tortosa Jazz Festival, Sala Montjuic, Caixaforum, Nits al Castell de Castelldefels and venues such as Jamboree, Palo Alto Market, Harlem, Cafe Milano, Keyboard Jazz and Jazz & Blues Mandarín Continental. She was also invited to perform in the Brazilian Emabssy of Spain for the commemoration of the 200th independence of the country.