Tag: Celso Fonseca

Oct 31 2015

Celso Fonseca: Like Nice

Like Nice

The Musical Heritage of João Gilberto Celso Fonseca’s new album Like Nice has written “bossa nova” all over it. It’s a pure dedication to the musical heritage of João Gilberto. With the legendary composer/ performer in mind, Celso further perfected his technique of the João Gilberto bossa chords on the acoustic guitar. His voice was …

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Oct 17 2015

Vinícius Cantuária: Vinícius Canta Antônio Carlos Jobim

Vinícius Canta Antônio Carlos Jobim

It’s All About Bossa Nova The story about Vinícius Cantuária has been told before here on MúsicaBrasileira. How the singer from Manaus (1951) released catchy pop albums in the 1980s and reached the unwanted status of pop idol. To escape that commercial circus, Vinícius moved to New York (1994) to find his own direction in …

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Oct 12 2013

Celso Fonseca e Ronaldo Bastos: Liebe Paradiso

Liebe Paradiso

For the Love of Paradise   Is there a more beautiful way to remember the sound of the late Márcio Montarroyos (1949 – 2007) than to hear him play the muted trumpet on the opening track of Liebe Paradiso? And that’s just one of the many highlights on this album. Two decades ago Celso Fonseca …

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Aug 11 2012

Celso Fonseca: No Meu Filme

No Meu Filme

Sunny Images of Rio   On his 15th solo album, guitarist/singer/composer Celso Fonseca entertains his faithful audience again with wonderful bossa nova based music. The combination of his soft, friendly voice matches perfectly with the warm sound of his guitar. On No Meu Filme Celso looked for nostalgic inspiration in the pop music he grew …

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Jun 11 2010

Celso Fonseca: Voz e Violao

Voz e Violão

Delightful   A tireless Celso Fonseca is happily continuing his productive period. The singer, guitarist and composer from Rio de Janeiro pleases us with yet another album. His more than entertaining 2008 Ao Vivo featured his touring band. After an album with Marcos Valle (Página Central in 2009), Celso comes up with a very nice, …

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Aug 11 2009

Celso Fonseca: Ao Vivo

Ao Vivo

Solid Live Performance   It just had to happen and here it is: a live recording by guitarist/singer/ composer Celso Fonseca, available on CD and of course also on DVD. Especially for us, who live outside Brazil, these live registrations give an opportunity to hear our favourite artists live in concert. Celso Fonseca doesn’t disappoint. …

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Jun 14 2008

Joyce and Special Guests: 50 Years of Bossa

  50 Years of Bossa Nova   A few years after a very successful commemoration of Tropicalismo (see also: Os Mutantes Ao Vivo), the beautiful Barbican Center in London, England, was now host of a 50 Years of Bossa Nova celebration. The derivate of the samba marks the release date of Elizete Cardoso’s album (with …

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Jan 11 2008

Celso Fonseca: Feriado


A Musical Vacation   In Europe Celso Fonseca (Rio de Janeiro, 1956) is mainly known as a solo artist (singer/guitarist). His albums were released by the Belgian record label Crammed and after that, they also found their way to Brazil. The albums were dominated by a relaxed air of bossa nova and a pleasant touch …

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Nov 11 2006

Celso Fonseca: Concert Review

Celso Fonseca

Concert Review   Celso Fonseca (1956, Rio de Janeiro) definitely is among the most demanded guitarists in Brazilian music. He has worked with numerous of Brazil’s stars, like Gal Costa, Simone, Milton Nascimento, Djavan, Caetano Veloso, Rita Lee, Marisa Monte, Ney Matogrosso and Chico Buarque. In the past decade, Celso also has had his focus …

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May 11 2005

Celso Fonseca: Rive Gauche Rio

Rive Gauche Rio

Smooth Sailing   Celso Fonseca (Rio de Janeiro, 1956) might be a new name outside of Brazil. However, since his and Ronaldo Bastos’s Latin Grammy nominated 2002 album Juventude/Slow Motion Bossa Nova hit the foreign market, Fonseca’s career has been on the rise internationally. That album was followed in 2003 by well received and critically …

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