Biography Lucas Santtana
Born 1970 in Salvador de Bahia, son of Roberto Sant’Ana, legendary producer of the Tropicalistas (Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Santtana’s uncle, Tom Zé), Lucas Santtana was called upon by his elders to play on “Tropicalia 2” and Gilberto Gil Unplugged, before braving the electro-rock of Chico Science and Naçao Zumbi. In 2000, he released his first album “Eletro Ben Dodô” whilst continuing to write songs for the stars of MPB, from Marisa Monte to Daniela Mercury, Céu etc.
In 2011, Lucas Santtana made his mark in Europe with the help of the British label Mais Um Disco! who introduced the artist to DJ Gilles Peterson’s and his BBC radio programme Worldwide. In 2014, Santtana signed to the French label No Format! who helped him to gain access to the Francophone world.
Santtana, with his suave voice and gentle guitar, already used electronic sampling and atmospheres in the past (on “O Deus Que Dévasta Mas Tam Ben Cura” in 2012, “Sobre Noites e Dias” in 2014, “Modo Aviao” in 2017), before returning to the simplicity of guitar-voice in “O Ceu E Velho Ha Muito Tempo” in 2019.