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Interview with Sabina Sciubba

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Italian artist Sabina Sciubba keeps groovin' on new album

The Brazilian Girl member and solo artist has a new record out that showcases all of her artistic sides. 

If you’re a fan of electronic music — especially from the early 2000s, then you probably still have a CD of the New York–based band The Brazilian Girls on your shelf. The Grammy-nominated band, which had no Brazilians and only one woman member, was known for their mashing of styles from tango to reggae to house music.

Sabina Sciubba was the founder and the band’s lead singer.

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Sleeping Dragon is Sciubba's third record

The band’s last album, Let's Make Love, came out in 2018 and had the funky tracks “Pirates,” and “The Critic.”

In between the band’s downtime and after they stopped recording, Sciubba has released three solo albums, created and directed her own videos, painted, and found time to guest star as Penelope in the show Baskets starring Zach Galifianakis.

Sciubba’s latest record, Sleeping Dragon, continues her artistic trajectory as someone who knows how to lay down incredibly memorable beats, mixed with slashes of wiry humor, like on the song “Hairdresser,” which is her ode to those who cut hair — and on the song “Adam,” which is a different take on Adam and Eve.

On Dragon, Sciubba works with several musicians, including Dhani Harrison, son of Beatle George — a friend of hers for years.

During my conversation, we talk about her humor, Harrison, the Brazilian Girls and why it’s important for artists to dive into their magical side when creating.

Ian M. Stewart is the transportation reporter and fill-in anchor for VPM News.