A lyricist, composer, singer and guitarist, Rommel Ribeiro was born into a family of artists in Brazil. From an early age, he came to discover great Brazilian musicians such as Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Alceu Valença, Chico César and Lenine. He settled in Canada in 2006 soon after the release of his first album, Transcendantal. At that time, he performed at major events such as the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Ottawa Jazz Festival, Vive Latino, the Ottawa Bluesfest and Global Groove in Toronto.
With his second album, Egológico Recycle, Rommel perfected his personal style, blending Brazilian popular music, Afrobeat, reggae, funk and jazz. His talent, originality and bold collaborations soon reaped various awards, including CBC-Radio Canada 2012-2013 World Music Revelation.
In 2015, he brought out the album Nada Direito. After moving to England, he took the opportunity to perform on stages in the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. Back in Canada in 2016, Rommel continued to perform on stage with his Canadian group, at events including festivities marking the 375th anniversary of Montréal’s founding. His latest album, Caminho de Vento, came out in 2018 and led to a Brazilian tour.