afrobeat and Brazilian grooves in her music.
Daughter of the late singer & composer Itamar Assumpção,
Anelis represents the free-spirit of São Paulo’s avant-garde
and lots of her iconic father’s originality. The city roots run
deep within her style, pushing the music forward, capturing
something new, yet keeping the vintage/analog flavor alive.
Anelis’s debut album, “Sou Suspeita, Estou Sujeita, Não Sou
Santa” (2011) has received positive reviews and brought her
to prestigious stages in Brazil and Portugal. In 2014 she
released a new album, “Amigos Imaginários”, which was an
instant success with hundreds of thousands of plays on streaming platforms within the first month of
release. The album was mixed by New York dub master Victor Rice and includes those hazy, bassheavy
tracks that conjure the narcotic feel of a Latin American megalopolis at night. The album gave
her the Deezer Prize for best new artist in 2014, APCA prize for Best New Artist in 2015 and
nomination to other awards.
Singing in English, Portuguese and Spanish, Anelis’s lyrics
feature an uncompromising poetry, social criticism,
intertwined words, food and love stories. Currently
recording her third album to be released in 2018,
inspired mostly by her urban life in a megalopolis like São
Paulo and by what she cooks in her own kitchen.