Esmeraldo Marques aka Chico Correa, producer, DJ and musician from Northeasth, Paraiba state - Brazil.
His productions are based on Brazilian folk melodies and rhythms such as coco, baiao, samba, carimbó mixed with eletronic stuff and audio processing.
The Chico Correa & Electronic Band's album, released in 2006, is a result of years experimenting fusion between organic and electronic music. Chico Correa & Electronic Band acts as live as a 6 musician band and a VJ. Has performed in important events in Brazil like Tim Festival and Abril Pro Rock. The ensemble consists in Chico Correa (guitar / grooveboxes / synth), Stephan (sax), Larissa Montenegro (voice), João Cass (percussion), Vitor (drums), Orlando Freitas (bass and pifano flute) and VJ Carlos Dowling.
Alone, Chico Correa works producing remixes and sound tracks. Has produced his Chico Correa & Electronic Band's album last year, co-produced brazilian group Cabruera's Sons da Paraiba album in 2005. Recently has some remixes produced for Deep Samba (Makoto Kubota) and Mio Mazda, released in 2006 by JVC.
As a DJ works with live act, mixing sounds from machines in real time, some sets are performed with a singer and a guitar player, doing eletrosamba stuff and afrobrazilian elements.