The Kennedy Center

Tiê and Tulipa Ruiz


Brazilian singer-songwriter Tiê began making music in 2007 when she recorded a four song EP. She started touring solo the following year, and in 2009, released her debut album Sweet Jardim, which included her own songs in addition to partnerships and versions of songs by friends such as Tulipa and Thiago Pethit. Tiê launched her second CD A Coruja e o Coração (“The Owl and the Heart”) this year by Warner Music Brasil. Tiê will perform at the Rock in Rio festival, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro in October 2011.

Tulipa Ruíz is Brazil's newest sensation, shooting to prominence following well-received and critically acclaimed live performances. Originally from Sao Paulo, Tulipa released her debut album Efêmera in May 2010. The album was voted best of the year by Rolling Stone Brasil and one of the best by O Globo newspaper. International recognition came when she her song “Efêmera” was elected to be part of the soundtrack for the popular video game FIFA 2011. In April 2011, Tulipa went on her first tour outside Brazil. She gave concerts in London, Lisbon, Rome, and Paris. Like her friend and partner Tiê, Tulipa will also be performing at the fourth Rock in Rio festival.
Tiê and Tulipa Ruiz