Raf Vilar

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Raf Vilar
Birth nameRafael Vieira Vilar
BornRio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Musician
  • Journalist
  • Record producer
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Percussion
  • Far Out Records
  • Ajabú!

Rafael Vieira Vilar known by his stage name Raf Vilar, is a Brazilian singer and songwriter based in London. [1][2]

Early life[edit]

Vilar was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro and began studying music at the age of 13. After graduating in Journalism at age 22, Vilar moved to London.[3]


In 2011, Vilar released his debut album Studies in Bossa on Far Out Recordings, a British label that specialises in bringing Brazilian music to Europe. The album featured on the World Music charts in Japan and opened the door for Vilar to perform in venues such as The Shrine Harlem in New York, Somerset House and Ronnie Scotts in London. He has recorded a session at BBC Maida Vale Studios and released Studies in Bossa Deluxe in 2013.


2011 – Studies in Bossa (Far Out Recordings)

2013 – Studies in Bossa Deluxe (Far Out Recordings)

2015 – High Class Cat (Far Out Recordings) [4]

2022 – Clichê (Ajabú!)


  1. ^ "World Routes: Raf Vilar, CD Review". BBC Radio 3. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  2. ^ Dia, O. "Vilão de 'The Circle Brasil', Raf Vilar diz que sonha com novas oportunidades na TV | Fábia Oliveira | O Dia". odia.ig.com.br (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Arquivo para raf vilar". PAPELPOP (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Raf Vilar | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 February 2021.

External links[edit]


on Far Out Records