A character guide for Netflix’s Sintonia featuring cast members names, character descriptions, and noteworthy information.


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A character guide for Netflix’s Sintonia featuring cast members names, character descriptions, and noteworthy information.


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Donizete aka Doni (Jottapê)

Doni (M.C. Jottape) smiling after getting his hair done.
Doni (M.C. Jottape)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “They Caught Cacau” [Series Premiere]

An up and coming MC, Doni comes from what could be considered a middle-class family and who often collaborates with his best friend Nando to work out his lyrics.

Additional Information About Doni

Quote(s)

Nando (Christian Malheiros)

Nando (Christian Malheiros) talking to one of his bosses.
Nando (Christian Malheiros)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “They Caught Cacau” [Series Premiere]

A local drug dealer, but beyond street kid, Nando is one of Doni’s best friends and is trying to move up in the Journey gang. Which leads to him, in the pilot, murdering a cop.

Additional Information About Nando

  • Luiz Fernando Silva is Nando’s full name.

Quote(s)

Ritinha aka Rita (Bruna Mascarenhas)

Rita (Bruna Mascarenhas) smiling at one of Nando's peers.
Rita (Bruna Mascarenhas)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “They Caught Cacau” [Series Premiere]

A local hustler of various goods, Rita is Nando’s sister or like a sister to him, and the same seems to apply with Doni whose family loves her like she was her child. Which is of a great benefit to Rita as her mother is not currently in her life.

Additional Information About Rita

Quote(s)

Cacau (Danielle Olímpia)

Cacau (Danielle Olimpia) talking to Rita.
Cacau (Danielle Olimpia)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “They Caught Cacau” [Series Premiere]

One of Rita’s friends, and someone who lives in the same building as her. She also hustles with Rita but, in the series premiere, gets caught and sent to jail.

Additional Information About Cacau

Quote(s)

Jussara (Rosana Maris)

Jussara (Rosana Maris) after whooping Rita's behind.
Jussara (Rosana Maris)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “They Caught Cacau” [Series Premiere]

Cacau’s mother who doesn’t like nor trust Rita. In fact, she beats the hell out of her for getting Cacau arrested.

Additional Information About Jussara

Quote(s)

Sueli (Fernanda Viacava)

Sueli (Fernanda Viacava) outside her church.
Sueli (Fernanda Viacava)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “I Did A Bad Thing”

The local pastor, and friend to Rita’s mother Charice who is trying to support Rita after she is assaulted. However, with her becoming estranged from Charice when she needed her most, Rita as well, their relationship is strained.

Additional Information About Sueli

Quote(s)

Chico (Vanderlei Bernardino)

Chico (Vanderlei Bernardino) talking with Doni at the dinner table.
Chico (Vanderlei Bernardino)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “I Did A Bad Thing”

Owner of the Xi Market, and Doni’s father, Chico is straight-laced, a bit square, but an overall loving father and person. One who plays a paternal role to Doni’s friends and cares about them deeply.

Additional Information About Chico

Quote(s)

Marcia (Daniela Nefussi)

Nando and Mrs. Marcia (Daniela Nefussi) talking after she gets him out of holding.
Nando and Mrs. Marcia (Daniela Nefussi)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “I Did A Bad Thing”

Wife of Bada, the original big boss of Journey gang, and not the one who runs everything, Mrs. Marcia isn’t necessarily well-liked. Likely in part due to her being a woman, but also because there are some who believe she is the reason Bada is in jail currently.

Additional Information About Marcia

Quote(s)

Eder (Vinícius de Oliveira)

Eder (Vinicius de Oliveira) reminding Doni he isn't going to be getting a jump from his artist.
Eder (Vinicius de Oliveira)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “I Did A Bad Thing”

A music manager, specifically MC Dondoka’s music manager, who isn’t fond of Nando and Doni interrupting paid studio time just because Doni’s song was stolen. Yet, between Nando being aggressive, and Dondoka stepping out the booth and striking up a conversation, Eder is kept from doing anything drastic.

Additional Information About Eder

Quote(s)

Dondoka (Leilah Moreno)

Dondoka (Leilah Moreno) in the studio with Doni.
Dondoka (Leilah Moreno)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “I Did A Bad Thing”

A popular MC who stole, paid “homage” to Doni’s single and, when he confronts her and her manager, she pays him back by doing a song with him.

Additional Information About Dondoka

Quote(s)

Scheyla (Júlia Yamaguchi)

Scheyla (Julia Yamaguchi) expressing how worried she was.
Scheyla (Julia Yamaguchi)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “I Did A Bad Thing”

Nando’s wife, and the mother of his child, who seems to mostly just take care of their child while he is out and about.

Additional Information About Scheyla

Quote(s)

Juninho (Binho Araujo Silva)

Juninho (Binho Araujo Silva) answering the door.
Juninho (Binho Araujo Silva)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “I Did A Bad Thing”

Someone who, at one time, may have been over Nando, but increasingly is becoming something like his equal – which he isn’t happy about. That or Mrs. Marcia running the organization.

Additional Information About Juninho

Quote(s)

Leopold (Luciano Bortoluzzi)

Leopold (Luciano Bortoluzzi) doing a commercial.
Leopold (Luciano Bortoluzzi)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Second Chance”

A megachurch pastor, Leopold is trying to encourage Sueli to think bigger with her ministry and may have inspired Rita’s next hustle.

Additional Information About Leopold

Quote(s)

Formiga (Matheus Santos)

Formiga (Matheus Santos) in Sintonia.
Formiga (Matheus Santos)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “Do The Right Thing”

One of The Journey mafia’s dealers, who also is a talented football player and has a HUGE crush on Rita.

Additional Information About Formiga

Quote(s)

Lucrécia (Martha Meola)

Lucrecia (Martha Meola) in Sintonia.
Lucrecia (Martha Meola)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “Do The Right Thing”

Chico’s wife and Doni’s mother, she is the main one who supports his pursuits of being creative and tries to help Chico loosen up a bit.

Additional Information About Lucrécia

Quote(s)

General Information

  • The show takes place in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Notable Locations & Events

The Arrest Of Cacau – Season 1

In episode 1, Cacau, a young girl who is/was Rita’s best friend was arrested due to hanging out with her. Thus forcing Rita out of her home as her mother, and the community, decided to punish Rita for allowing what happened.

The Shooting of Ganso – Season 1

To rise up in the ranks, Nando kills a bothersome cop named Ganso for Mrs. Marcia which causes a bit of a crackdown in the neighborhood.

Groups & Organizations

The Journey

A local drug organization of which Nando is one of the middle management.

Branca Fina

A football team Formiga leads, and Nando is a member of.


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