Favorite Recordings present Natureza, the first album by Joao Selva. The story of Natureza starts with the meeting between two passionate artists, Jonathan "Matuto" Da Silva and Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart. Born and raised in Ipanema and son of a pastor, Jonathan Da Silva grew up in a community of ex-prisoners and converted artists. He made his first guitar notes before his tenth birthday, under the watchful eye of Wanda Sa, and influenced by a father, who was a true music lover with a collection where black music, rock, and classical met. From the age of 18, Jonathan began a life of entertaining, traveling the world to offer shows for disadvantaged children and intensively practicing the Brazilian traditional music and arts. It was later in France and in Lyon that he put down his instruments. There he formed the trio Forro De Rebeca in 2008, touring the country to high praise. The trio joined forces with American producer Maga Bo on the project Sociedade Recreativa, who released an album in 2016. Bruno Hovart is a recognized producer, multi-instrumentalist, and remixer. After passing through Angers, Birmingham, and London, he has been based in Lyon since 2001. Bassist and guitarist for various bands, he switched to production in the mid-90s. Passionate about music and tireless creator, Bruno has practiced in almost every imaginable style, when it comes to groove music, collecting many aliases and projects for more than ten years: Patchworks, Voilaaa, Uptown Funk Empire, Mr President, Taggy Matcher, Mr. Day, Hawa, John Milk, Lightnin 3, The Dynamics or Metropolitan Jazz Affair. When he discovered Jonathan and his music, Bruno saw an immediate opportunity to broaden the spectrum of his discography a little more, by looking at Brazil. Beyond its traditional heritage, Brazil has always been a land of extremely varied music, influenced by the international scene. Soul, jazz, and American pop inspired many local stars such as Chico Buarque, Carlos Jobim, Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, or Erasmo Carlos. Both fervent lovers of this movement and these names, it's with the idea to pay them a faithful tribute, that Jonathan and Bruno began the Joao Selva adventure. Together they gave birth to Natureza embarking on a trip into the heart of the tropicalist pop influences of Jorge Ben and Caetano Veloso, the intoxicating funk of Tim Maia, and the social poetry of Vinicius De Moraes.