‘BATICUMBUM’ was recorded in Milan, São Paulo, Paris and Rio De Janeiro, blending in its grooves the different cultural influences. While in Milan top musicians like SOULSTANCE, Giacomo Tringali, Jose Mascolo, Marco Brioschi, all members of the original Nu Braz backing band, were involved. S-TONE Inc. together with TOCO (singer and author for Rosalia De Souza and Roberto Menescal) wrote and arranged a wonderful Baião song (typically from the Pernambuco region). Rinaldo Donati and his guitar created the perfect atmosphere for a cover of the great Fagner and Belchior penned song MUCURIPE. In Paris the violin parts were recorded together with Ricardo Herz from Brazilian group ORQUESTRA DO FUBÁ. In Brazil Emmanuele worked in his own Nu Braz Estúdio in Rio with RICARDO JANOTTO, LUCIO K, JESSÉ SADOC and recorded a duet with singer JAIR OLIVEIRA, son of the great Jair Rodrigues. When the album was practically finished he recorded another marvellous song with producer and friend Kassin, with the participation of DONATINHO, son of bossanova icon João Donato, on Rhodes. After this session Emmanuele was invited by Kassin and Berna Cespas to perform some songs from the album at the pre-carnival baìle ‘ORQUESTRA IMPERIAL NO CIRCO VOADOR’ (Rio De Janeiro, 2nd Feb 2010).
Duda Mello, nominated twice for the Grammies, took care of the final mixing of the record, helping Nu Braz to emphasize the variety of the songs arrangements on the album, to represent the wide spectrum of Brazilian music styles. The mastering of ‘BATICUMBUM’ was done at the Magic Master studio in Rio by Grammy Award winner RICARDO GARCIA. GUTO COSTA, famous photographer of the Brazilian stars, took care of the photo session for the album.
The powerful URCA FILMES, producers of various movies and DVD’s like ‘Os Desafinados’, ‘João Donato ao Vivo’ and severals episodes of MULTISHOW (Estúdio 66), realized the video of the first single from the album ‘COME PRIMA’, duet with Emmanuele’s sadly missed mother Anna D’Amico.