About Üs

San Ima, that stands for “the Saint of Now”, is an electronic music project born between cultures, rooted in Berlin, founded 2012 by the Brazilian singer and djane Anaís Furtado and the Spanish musicologist Alejandro Pardo. San Ima plays Worldtronic – a musical meltdown of electronic music, alternative pop with a touch of brazilianidade.

San Ima performed in Fusion Festival, Kater Holzig, Karneval der Kulturen, Klunkerkranich and AT.Tension Festival, among yearly tours in Spain, Brazil and Goa. Some of San Ima’s highlights: playing at the beach in India among cows and under a sand storm, opening the concert of Brazilian Grammy-Winner Céu at Binuu in Berlin and being finalists of the Creole World Music Contest 2016.


“Canned Meat” – single (2020)

“Singularity” – single (2019)

“Human Behaviour” – single (2018)

“Saudadich” – EP (2014)

“Nuvens” – single; Compilation SoundGroundBerlin (2012)


San Ima- oder „das heilige Jetzt“ – ist ein elektronisches Musikprojekt mit Berliner Wurzeln, geboren in 2012 zwischen Kulturen, ins Leben gerufen von der brasilianischen Sängerin und Djane Anaís Furtado und dem Musikologe Alejandro Pardo. San Ima spielt Worldtronic- eine Kernschmelze von elektronischer Musik und alternative Pop mit einem Rauch von brazilianidade.

San Ima spielte im Fusion Festival, Kater Holzig, Karneval der Kulturen, Klunkerkranich and AT.Tension Festival, zwischen jährlichen Tours in Spanien, Brazilien und Goa. Einige von San Ima’s unvergesslichen Gigs: am indischen Strand, zwischen Kühen und einem Sandsturm, vor der brasilianischen Grammy-Gewinnerin Céu im Bi Nuu und als Finalisten beim Creole Wettbewerb von der Werkstatt der Kulturen.


“San Ima was born in 2012. At that time I was djing electronic music around the world and my singing was kept secretly in my computer. I decided to take a step further and reveal it to him, even though this songs were full of intimacy and melancholy. Alejandro was full of ideas, gave me wings and we got along right away. We have grown up, joined by Saxophon player and singer Ares Gratal and by percussionist Antonio Piñera, who cooperates on our project. In 2012 our single “Nuvens” was chosen to be part of the “SoundGroundBerlin” compilation. Two years later, in 2014, we released our first EP “Saudadich”, totally independent, in collaboration with drummer Andrea Zuliani and sound designer and visual artist VanTa, who had already produced our music video for “Nuvens”.– Anaís

“Saudade made in Berlin” (Funkhaus Europa 2014)

“Die Berliner Band San Ima experimentiert auf ihrer aktuellen EP mit dekonstruiertem Bossa Nova und Elektropop” (Funkhaus Europa 2014)

“Mit brasilianischen texten, weltoffenen Melodien und visueller Kunst sang sich Anaís Furtado mit ihrer Band San Ima in unser Herz” (DigiMedial 2014)

„Eine Performance, die Grenzen überwindet“ (Bazaar Berlin 2015)