Cy.Quarteto em Cy . . .

The four sisters, Cyva, Cynara, Cybele and Cylene, come from Ibirataia, Bahia, in northern Brazil. Using the first syllable of the girls' names (Cy), poet Vinicius de Moraes and Carlos Lyra entitled the singing group "Quarteto em Cy". On June 30th 1964, the beautiful voices and harmonies of the four girls were first heard at the Bottle's Bar. Throughout the 60's the group made several shows together with Vinicius de Moraes, Dorival Caymmi, Baden Powel and Oscar Castro Neves both in Brazil and in South America. 

Next the four girls flew to the USA, where they are known as "The Girls From Bahia" and where they recorded two albums produced by Sonny Burke and Aloysio de Oliveira. Quarteto Em Cy guested the Andy Williams (Coast to Coast) Show on NBC, in L.A., California, the Joey Bishop Show on ABC, California and performed quite a few concerts at Saharás & Harrah's in Lake Tahoe, at San Jeronimo Hilton Hotel in Puerto Rico and at Shamrock Hilton Hotel in Houston, Texas...to name but a few. The group took part in the famous Festivals of Brazilian Popular Music in the 60's, performing standards like "Samba do Crioulo Doido", "Apelo", "Pedro Pedreiro" penned by Sergio Porto, Vinicius de Moraes & Baden Powel and Chico Buarque de Holanda respectively. 

The four members of the Cy pride themselves on their live performances. Thanks to shows like: "Resistindo" written by Aldir Blanc and directed by Benjamim Santos , "Em Mil Kilohertz" under the baton of Túlio Feliciano, "Cobra de Vidro"(with MPB4) , "Vinicius & Caymmi no Zum-Zum" directed by Aloysio de Oliveira , "O Rio Amanheceu Cantando" (with Elizeth Cardoso) directed by Carlos Machado and most recently "Vinicius, A Arte Do Encontro" directed by Ruy Faria... Quarteto Em Cy have for almost 4 decades warmed the hearts of millions of fans. The current Quarteto em Cy consists of Cyva, Cynara, Cybele and Sonya, who joined the other three sisters back in 1968. The four have travelled the world and have had their CD's released in many countries such as: Portugal, France, Spain, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, the USA and Japan. Some of their CD producers include: Aloysio de Oliveira, Paulinho Tapajós, Edu Lobo, Roberto Menescal, Durval Ferreira and Esdras Pereira. 

In 1989 - Quarteto em Cy participated in the Festival of Bossa Nova held in Tokyo and sang at Kay Nightclub to packed houses. They also made a special for the Japanese TV with Carlos Lyra, Leila Pinheiro, Grupo Uákti and Célia Vaz, their musical director since 1980. 

In 1992 - The group headed for Spain (invited by the Spanish Government) to perform at the 500th Anniversary of the Discovery of America in Madrid... as well as in various other cities with Carlos Lyra, Gilson Peranzetta and Maria Creuza on the bill. 

In 1997 - Quarteto em Cy was voted the best vocal group of the year and carried off the "Sharp" Award. 

In 1997 and 1998 - the group returned to Japan for a series of shows at Sabbath's and for the launching of the group's latest CD's. 

It is worth mentioning that the complete Quarteto em Cy discography has been released in Japan where the four women are highly regarded by legions of fans.

In January 2001 a new CD was made available. Entitled "Quarteto Em Cy & Luis Claudio Ramos - Live" voices and guitar blend in perfect harmony. CID (a recording company) is proud to present this CD - recorded live at the Paiol Theatre in Curitiba back in 1981 - as the group's first show dedicated to Vinicius de Moraes one year after the great poet had passed away. 

In 2001 the group also released a new CD dedicated entirely to children. "Hora da Criança" has well-known songs as well as never-released ones that the four used to sing in Bahia before becoming professionals. This latest outing has the participation of Angélica, MPB 4, Gilberto Gil and Chico Faria. The group presented a show titled "Verdades & Mentiras" ("Truths and Lies") directed by Ruy Faria, recorded on CD and on DVD.

In 2004 Quarteto em Cy completed 40 years and released the album "Quarteto em Cy - 40 Years", a complilation with inedited songs and old hits at Universal Music.

In 2006 the group released "Samba em Cy", a CD dedicated to the Samba - the most popular Brazilian rhythm - and also presented a show in homage to Vinícius de Moraes and Dorival Caymmi titled "Vinícius & Caymmi em Cy", that will be released in DVD.

The beautiful voices and touching renditions of Quarteto em Cy transcend all language barriers as the four women sing from the heart.

 

:: contact for shows ::

quartetoemcy@globo.com
55 (21) 2493-4642 / 55 (21) 9912-1466

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