Feb 06 2018

Vander Lee: 20 Anos

20 Anos

Only 20 Years — On July 1st and 2nd, 2016, singer, guitarist and composer Vanderli “Vander Lee” Catarina hit the stage in Rio de Janeiro. There, at the beautiful Espaço Tom Jobim, he performed and overview of his twenty-year career as a musician. A career that’s highlighted by some of the most beautiful ballads and …

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Jan 30 2018

Túlio Borges

Túlio Borges

Born in Brasília (1980), Túlio Borges studied communications, law and psychology, but it was music the driving force in his life. We are fortunate to have a new composer adding beautiful songs to the vast Brazilian music songbook. He is an accomplished songwriter. Official web site: Túlio Borges.   Eu Venho Vagando no Ar (2010) …

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Jan 30 2018

Túlio Borges: Cutuca Meu Peito Incutucável

Cutuca meu peito incutucavel

Passion Music — In his latest release, Túlio Borges continues his incursion into the Brazilian Northeast rich musical tradition with lively forrós and infectious rhythms. His soft-spoken voice and simple melodies are a joy to listen to — and dance, if you’re so inclined — with his third solo album. To say the album is festive …

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Jan 11 2018

Gabriel Santiago: Traveler

Traveler

Back on the Road — Right on the footsteps of Momentum, Gabriel Santiago returns with a new release: Traveler. His journey in Brazilian music is strong as ever, and this time he devotes the album mostly to authorial music. In a trio formation (Thiago Rabello on drums and Sidiel Vieira on acoustic and electric bass), Gabriel Santiago …

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Dec 25 2017

Barca dos Corações Partidos: Auê

Aue

A Celebration of Brazilian Culture — In a country with an extremely rich tradition of strong female performers, it often surprises me when a male artist rises to the forefront. That was one of the things that called my attention when I first heard of Barca dos Corações Partidos (Ship of the Broken Hearts). The group …

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Dec 09 2017

Lenine & Martin Fondse

Lenine & Martin Fondse

The Bridge Sometimes it happens: the magic between two musicians from totally different cultures. You wonder how it’s possible. Someone from “o país tropical” who joins forces with someone who lives in a rainy country below sea-level! But it works. Think about Ceumar and Dutch pianist Mike Del Ferro. And, since 2013, Brazilian star Lenine …

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Nov 26 2017

MPB-4, Toquinho & Ivan Lins: 50 Anos de Música

MPB-4, Toquinho, Ivan Lins

Reliving the Golden Age of MPB — Luck would have it that I was in Fortaleza on October 7, 2017, when MPB-4, Toquinho and Ivan Lins performed their acclaimed road show celebrating 50 years of their individual careers. The mid- to late-1960s era can be called a golden age of MPB (Música Popular Brasileira or …

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Nov 11 2017

Kurt Rosenwinkel: Caipi

Caipi

In a Brazilian Mood Caipi begins with a quiet bossa rif: guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel is in a Brazilian mood. The multi-instrumentalist from Philadelphia (Pennsyvania, USA; 1970), but now residing in Berlin, Germany, surprises his fans with something completely different. Kurt Rosenwinkel houses in the jazz scene. In the first years of his career he could …

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Sep 18 2017

Yotam Silberstein: The Village

The Village

Still got it! It’s true, it’s already five years ago that guitarist Yotam Silberstein surprised us here at MúsicaBrasileira with a splendid Brazilian flavored jazz album. Brasil was a nice surprise for the jazz fans who can appreciate a serious Brazilian influence in jazz. So when I saw The Village, I wondered if Yotam Silberstein …

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Aug 12 2017

Heloísa Fernandes: Faces

Faces

Continuing to Impress It was an excellent idea of Thomas Zoells to invite Heloísa Fernandes for a solo recording on a state of the art Fazioli piano. The Swiss born owner of Pianoforte Chicago, the city’s famous piano store, attended a concert (May 3rd, 2014) by Heloísa Fernandes at his own studio in Chicago. He …

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