Mariana Aydar is the daughter of the musician Mario Manga and Bia Aydar, a Brazilian music producer. She grew up backstage, sleeping in dressing rooms, hanging out with studio musicians, learning to sing, play the cello and guitar and absorbing diverse musical influences. Her musical career began in 2000.
In 2004, after years of study in Brazil and at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, she moved to Paris for a year where she met Seu Jorge, who invited her to open his concerts in Europe. After returning to Brazil in 2005 Aydar started working on her debut disc, Kavita 1, which launched in September 2006. Over the past decade she has performed with many established and emerging Brazilian artists, including Elba Ramalho, Dominguinhos, Arnaldo Antunes, Toni Garrido, Samuel Rosa, Daniela Mercury, CéU and João Donato.
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