Brazilian Girls

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Brazilian Girls
Four musician basking in turquoise and purple lights performing on stage in front of an audience
Brazilian Girls in concert at Terminal 5 in the city of New York, December 2007
Background information
OriginNew York City
Years active
  • 2003 (2003)–2010 (2010)
  • 2012 (2012)–present[1]
MembersSabina Sciubba
Jesse Murphy
Didi Gutman
Aaron Johnston

Brazilian Girls is a band from New York City known for their eclectic blend of electronic dance music with musical styles as diverse as tango, chanson, house, reggae and lounge (but no Brazilian rhythms at all).[2] None of the members are actually from Brazil and the only female in the band is Sabina Sciubba.[3] Other members include keyboardist Didi Gutman and drummer Aaron Johnston and bassist Jesse Murphy.

The band released three studio albums: their self-titled debut on 1 February 2005, Talk to La Bomb on 12 September 2006, and New York City on 5 August 2008.

The singer, Sabina Sciubba is known for her fashionable[citation needed] stage-wear and for her enigmatic stage persona. Her outfits were designed by Threeasfour, Gemma Kahng, Carolina K. and others.


The band formed in 2003, performing at a New York City club, Nublu. While playing a weekly gig, the band wrote many of the original songs that would appear on their debut album, which was eventually released in February 2005.

In 2007, the band released their second album, entitled Talk to La Bomb, featuring the single "Jique." They toured widely across the United States, Latin America and Europe, appearing on several TV shows, notably David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel.

They also covered Talking Heads' "Crosseyed And Painless" for the AIDS benefit album Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + Latin Redux produced by the Red Hot Organization.

Their third album, New York City, came out in 2008. They toured through October, at which time the band took a break for Sciubba to deliver a child. The song "Good Time" off of New York City was featured in an ad for Amstel Light.

In 2008, David Byrne appeared as a guest on their single "I'm losing myself".

In 2009, the album New York City was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album.

In June 2011, despite rumors of a split, Brazilian Girls collaborated with Forró in the Dark and Angélique Kidjo on the track "Aquele Abraço" for the Red Hot Organization's newest charitable album Red Hot+Rio 2. Proceeds from the sales will be donated to raise awareness and money to fight HIV/AIDS and related health and social issues.

In April 2012, the band reunited, playing live shows and recording new material.[1]

In February 2014, Sabina Sciubba released a solo record on Bar None Records, called Toujours.[4]

On 12 March 2015, during the band's well-attended performance at Thalia Hall in Chicago's Pilsen Historic District, band member Sabina Sciubba as well as the keyboardist repeatedly announced that the band's new album had just been completed and would be issued later in the year.

On April 13th, 2018 the band releases their fourth full record, called Let's Make Love.


Sabina Sciubba performing with the band at the Treasure Island Music Festival 2009


Singles & EPs[edit]

  • Lazy Lover EP (2004)
  • Don't Stop 2005)
  • More Than Pussy – The Remix EP (2007)
  • The Critic (2016)
  • Pirates (2018)


  • Brazilian Girls: Live in NYC (2005)


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Brazilian Girls / AllMusic". Retrieved 25 July 2009.
  3. ^ Miller, Winter; Bracken, Kassie (7 October 2006). "Sabina Sciubba Discusses Her Music". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 February 2009.
  4. ^ warren, bruce. "My Morning Download: "Toujours" by Sabina Sciubba". The lead singer of the band, Sabina Sciubba, is going to release her solo debut album soon; it features the song “Toujours”

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