Natural from Recife, Pernambuco and influenced by its creative musical scene, Kiko Klaus brings his multicultural experiences to create an album with no borders. Named “O Vivido e o Inventado” ( “The Lived and the Invented” ), the album has Afro-Brazilian rhythms like Maracatu, Ciranda, Samba and percussive elements from Candomblé and Umbanda rituals, blended organically with Flamenco, Rock, Electronics... Influences from Flamenco were accomplished during the years lived in Spain, were he worked with Latin Grammy and BBC awarded Flamenco band Ojos de Brujo, sharing experiences with them and other artists who are protagonists of the contemporary musical scene in Spain, like Macaco, Manu Chao, Amparanóia and others. In Brazil, Kiko also worked with artists that had important influence in his music like Naná Vasconcelos, Nação Zumbi, Arto Lindsay, Lenine, among others. The album was produced, arranged and composed by Kiko, but had the fundamental contribution from musicians like Pupillo ( Nação Zumbi's drummer), Simone Soul ( percussionist from Os Mutantes ), Fabiano Menezes ( cellist from Olinda’s Symphonic Orchestra ) and partners from Belo Horizonte, where he lives since 2002. It's dedicated to the percussionist Naná Vasconcelos, with whom Kiko worked in several projects, like the first album from the band Cordel do Fogo Encantado, soundtracks for movies and Naná’s album “Minha Loa”, released in 2002, where he was co-producer. Their relationship had a big influence in Kiko’s music, bringing visual landscapes to his songs, with sounds produced by peculiar instruments. A similar experience to soundtracks also accomplished and used by Kiko in his musical works for dance, movies and theater groups.