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6 questions to Babi Bueno from Anama

Anama

With the S/T full-length from 2018 Anama from Brazil had its first release on the market and at the beginning of 2021, a brand new EP called Tales of Doubt and Death was unleashed with five songs that show that the band expanded its musical capabilities and explored further in the progressive side of Symphonic Metal. Anama is fronted by Babi Bueno (real name Barbara) who gives the band its identity with her classical style of singing and she handles the keyboards also.

6 questions to… is a series of questions to artists about themselves, answers can be short or long and each artist gets the same questions

When did you start with singing and why did you want to sing?

I started to sing when I was 17, but I’ve never thought that I could be a singer! In the beginning, I used to play guitar, but one day, when I was playing and singing, a friend told me: “Hey! you are a good singer! Why don’t you try to sing in a band?” Well, in the same year, I did an audition for a power metal band and I passed… and I fell in love with it! 

Who influenced you the most at the beginning of your career and who are your current favorites?

I always loved the job of Tarja Turunen, so I have been studying classical singing since I’ve started to sing. However, I love the voice of Freddie Mercury, Ian Gillan, Dio, and Andre Matos. They are very important for me,  as a singer. Currently, I’ve been listening to Delain, Powerwolf, and Unleash the Archers (oh how I love these voices!).

What other types of music would you like to sing?

Classical Songs and Broadway Songs!

What is the highlight of your career?

Once I had a Dream”… As Nightwish said… For many years I dreamt to sing in a musical theater. My life has turned different ways and it was not possible (yet), but I taught for a musical theater class. At the end of the year, the final presentation was beautiful! They grew up and sang…  I can’t explain… 

What was the funniest moment in your career?

Oh, it was at a concert! I was headbanging, with all my hair and…I got stuck on the tuning pegs of the electric guitar! During the solo, A-L-L my hair has tangled with the headstock! How could I sing like that? So, in a PANIC moment, I decided to pull my hair out! Hahaha Oh, that day was terrible! Now, of course, I laugh, but it was insane!

Tips for people who want to start singing as you do?

Take care of your voice, of your body! Take care of yourself! Our voice is the only instrument part of our body! Sometimes, we think that a good singer is the one who sings high notes. However, there are two things much better: Your feeling while you’re singing, and the control of your breathing.

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