The Nu Braz project is a creation by singer, musician, DJ Emmanuele Cucchi. As the name suggests, it’s about Brazilian music, Braz is the Sao Paulo quarter traditionally inhabited by the Italian immigrants community. Nu Braz’s musical influences come from jazz, Italian 60’s soundtracks and Nu Bossa. The artists involved in the project include: Josè Mascolo, former orchestra director in Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro, but also of the NBC Orchestra in London. Arranger for Shirley Bassey and Petula Clarck, pianist with Toquinho for many years. Lo Greco Bros., also known as Soulstance, who work among the others with Gerardo Frisina (Schema Records). Dilene Ferraz, former Brazilian Love Affair lead singer. The album includes 11 songs, 3 of which are covers of popular Brazilian songs and 2 are songs originally made famous by Emmanuele’s mother, singer Anna D’Amico, in the the 60’s. Nu Braz are also a live band with a line up that varies from 4 to 6 elements.