The Mais Um Discos label remains a good gauge for anyone wanting to keep informed about the latest trends in Brazilian music. This time they present us the solo debut of Siba (Sérgio Roberto Veloso de Oliveira). Siba previously played with Mestre Ambrósio, a pioneering band in the mangue beat movement. For 'Avante' Siba drew on rhythms from the northeast of Brazil like the ciranda from Pernambuco ('Cantando Ciranda Na Beira Do Mar'), mixing them with influences from indie rock and occasionally using an original set of instruments (a tuba replacing the bass guitar, vibraphone).