ALINE MORENA

Aline Paula Nilson, simply called Aline Morena, sings, dances, plays the piano, ten strings guitar, guitar and percussion instruments!
Born on 06/29/79 originally from the city of Erechim in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, she is what we call “gaúcha”. She began her studies in musical theory at the age of 10 and during her childhood and teenage years she sang at churches, choirs, weddings and winter festivals at Rio Grande do Sul’s countryside. She earned her degree in Chanting from the University of Passo Fundo, RS. She was also a professor of Musicalization and conducted children’s and teenage choirs. She also presented recitals of “Canto Lírico” (Lyrical Chanting), accompanied by the pianist Rosemari Niederberguer. Aline Morena also thaught Singing, “gaúcha” type ballroom dancing, and English private lessons for beginners. She composed musics to poetrys, sang and acted in plays and performed at concerts in Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná.
Two months after winning a singing competition, which lead to the “Hermeto em Voz para Dançar” ( "Hermeto in Voice to Dance") show, in Curitiba-PR, on August 2002, Aline met Hermeto at a workshop in Londrina. The following day Aline was invited by Hermeto himself to participate in her first show along with his group in Maringá-PR. They’ve been together ever since, and Aline began to sing at Hermeto’s Pascoal Solo and Group shows. At the same time, he started to teach her piano, ten strings guitar and percussion instruments! Consequently, together they formed a repertory of more than 40 songs, were baptized by Hermeto as a duet called “Chimarrão com Rapadura”( "Herb-Mate with Brown Sugar"), from which the “O Som Nosso de Cada Um” ( "The Sound Ours of Each One") show was born. This show has been playing since 2004, having passed through São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Paraná, Santa Catarina, Porto Alegre, Natal, Uruguay, Argentina and Ecuador.
Aline Morena, has sung with Big Band, Hermeto´s arrangements, in Chelteham, Norwich, Dublin, London, Toulouse (France) and Rio de Janeiro. With Hermeto and his group, she has sung in New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Fort de France and in many cities of 11 countries in Europe. With Hermeto Solo, she has participated in shows in Tokyo and Kyoto (Japan), as well as in all of Brazil!
In 2006, she released an album and a DVD called “Chimarrão com Rapadura”. Currently, besides her work in duet with Hermeto and giving workshops, Aline Morena is also a member of the Hermeto Pascoal and Group!