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VICTOR KINJO

Singer, composer, visual artist, producer and researcher nominated for the 2018 Brazilian Music Awards as Best Singer (regional) and for the 2022 POC Awards.

Born in São Paulo, he started singing as a child: Japanese music. Having started playing the piano at the age of 7 and the guitar at the age of 12, he was influenced by Brazilian, North American, Latin and European music from his father's record player and by pop music from the 90s. In his youth, he studied guitar, piano and singing in depth. , composed his first songs and performed at parties, festivals and cultural meetings.

His first album KINJO (Matraca Records/YB Music, 2017), produced by Ivan Banho and Ivan Gomes, was considered one of the 20 best albums of the year in Brazilian Music  (Embrulhador) and, in 2018, the artist was nominated for the Brazilian Music Award for Best Regional Music Singer.

In 2019, he released the single "Flores para o Coração da Gente", a Brazilian version of his poetic translation of the song "Hana", by Okinawan composer Shoukichi Kina", in a show at Itaú Cultural, with support from the São Paulo Japan Foundation. And he joined as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies at USP with research on Culture and Regeneration of Rivers in Global Cities, with support from FAPESP.

 

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