Brazilians that Rock!

Brazil’s Cultural Attaché in London speaks exclusively with BBMag This edition of BBMag is launching a new section that will feature interviews with successful and prominent Brazilians in London. And we couldn’t ask for a better start: meet Paula Rassi, Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of Brazil, whose fabulous work so far shows how much she loves her role promoting Brazilian culture in London. BBMag: Hi Paula, tell us a little about your work to promote Brazilian culture in London and some of the initiatives led by the Brazilian Embassy throughout the UK. PR: The Embassy promotes over 60…

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ELIANE ELIAS Eliane Elias, singer-songwriter, composer, producer and winner of several Grammys, performs in London as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, alongside Vinícius Cantuária — vocalist, guitarist, composer, drummer and percussionist. With nearly 30 albums produced and more than two million sold, Eliane’s distinctive sound is one of jazz’s most unique and recognisable. She’s a master instrumentalist, but it’s her talent as a pianist that shines brightest. She’s loyal to her Brazilian roots and keeps fans of jazz coming back for more with her catchy vocals and exquisite brand of instrumental interpretation. Her effortless mix of melody and…

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One of the Brazilians making headlines in London is Eduardo Ferré, the UK’s proclaimed pioneer of “personal training” when it comes to learning to swim. He is the founder and director of Swimming Nature, an award-winning swimming school, and winner of various business accolades, including Time Out Business in 1995 and Innovative Concept of the Year in 2014. The school is also a member of the UKActive Partner Group, which has a mandate to develop sporting activities in conjunction with Sport England. Another point of note: Mark Foster, the BBC’s swimming commentator and six-time world record holder, is a brand…

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Arthur Nogueira Hailed as “the contemporary artist responsible for reviving the art of poetry in Brazilian music”, Arthur Nogueira has four albums to his name and has written melodies for poets from around the world, including Antonio Cicero (Brazil), Adonis (Syria) and Rose Ausländer (Ukraine). The set list for his London show, “Coragem de Poeta (Courage of the Poet)” includes songs by stars of Brazilian and South American music, including Renato Russo, Cássia Eller, Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Cazuza, Antonio Cicero, Maria Bethânia, Mercedes Sosa and María Elena Walsh. Where: Servant Jazz Quarters — 10A Bradbury Street, London N16 8JN…

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João Donato at The Jazz Cafe on Saturday 16th November 20th century Brazilian icons don’t come much bigger than João Donato. Starting his recording career at 15, the bossa nova pianist has gone on to release a staggering 29 albums since 1953. It was his time in America in the late 50s where he absorbed Latin, especially Cuban, influences while playing in Mongo Santamaría’s band. The integration of Cuban music with bossa nova has been part of his playing style ever since, but it was back in Rio where he recorded one of his landmark albums A Bossa Muito Moderna de João Donato in…

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A celebration of what would be his 77th birthday   A celebration of Tim Maia returns on what would have been his 77th birthday with a ten-piece Brazilian band led by Kita Steuer performing a selection of Tim Maia’s greatest hits at the Jazz Cafe. Tim Maia is universally recognised as one of the icons of Brazilian music heritage. He contributed soul to a raft of Brazilian music styles, including funk, bossa nova, disco, romantic ballads, pop, rock, jazz, baião and MPB. From humble beginnings, Maia would go on to record and release over thirty albums incorporating a plethora of…

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A project aimed to show the diversity of Brazilian music in the London scene Samba do Chapéu, with the project Samba e Movimento, embarks on a journey through the most diverse genres of Brazilian music playing a selection of biggest hits. The band has put together an extensive music selection, ranging from sambas enredo, samba rock and bossa nova to forró, baião, frevo and marchinhas, so the audience can hear a little of everything, enjoying Brazil in a journey from north to south of the country. With also a Brazilian DJ, the atmosphere becomes even better. The event takes place…

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Saturday 7th September is the Brazilian Independence Day both in Brazil and here, at The Jazz Cafe We’re excited to once again celebrate Brazilian Independence Day in Camden with a standout São Paulo-based group who embody the Afro-Brazilian cultural double-bond. Metá Metá, whose breakout album featured the divine drumming of Tony Allen, mix the spiritual and rhythmic foundations of this bond with influences ranging from Afrobeat to Afrosambas and punk rock to be-bop. The trio create chaotic, life-affirming music that explodes with the rage of The Stooges and Sonic Youth, the spirituality of John Coltrane and Sun Ra and the wild,…

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ROBERTO CARLOS Roberto Carlos, or the “King” as he is affectionately known throughout Brazil, will perform in London in May. He’s unquestionably one of Brazil’s most famous international stars, and his show in the UK is part of the Amor Sin Límite tour, which will also visit Portugal, France, Spain, Belgium and Switzerland. His albums have sold more than 120 million copies and smashed record sales—in 1994 he sold 70 million records—in Spanish, English, Italian and French. Roberto has one of the largest fan clubs in the world. The show’s playlist promises to have romantics emotionally charged and swaying with…

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Armandinho, Brazil’s biggest reggae star, is coming to London on Friday 2 August 2019 Brazil’s biggest reggae star joins us for his UK debut this summer Armandinho has become known the world round thanks to hits like ‘Lua Cheia’ and ‘Semente’. For his first ever show in London he will be performing a very special stripped back show, with him and his guitar front and centre. To buy the show tickets, all you have to do is access The Jazz Cafe website. When: Friday, 2 August 2019 Where: The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden, London, NW1 7PG

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Brazilian psychedelic band Boogarins is coming back to London on Wednesday 17th July Boogarins bring their psychedelic blues-based guitar lines and dazzling supernova synths bumping rhythms back to the capital for their biggest show to date after selling out Corsica Studios last year. Opening the show will be Clémentine March; musically trained in Brazil, she writes songs and instrumentals that cross language and genre borders, mashing raw rock sounds, pastoral pop compositions and Brazilian influences. To buy the show tickets, just go to The Jazz Cafe website. When: Monday 8th July Where: The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway,Camden, London, NW1 7PG

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Mart’nália is coming to The Jazz Cafe stage this summer, on Friday 28th June Daughter of iconic Brazilian samba and MPB singer Martinho da Vila, Mart’nália has forged her own musical path over the last 30 years, which culimated in a prestigious Latin Grammy award for her 2017 album Misturado. A lesser artist may have remained in her father’s shadow, but Mart’nália has become a global star in her own right, working with legends like Caetano Veloso and Maria Bethânia in the process. We can’t wait to welcome this icon of Brazilian samba and percussion to The Jazz Cafe stage this summer as…

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A young and talented brazilian musician, Guido Sant’Anna, is coming to London on June 18th The Brazilian musician Guido began playing the violin aged five with the help of his family. He performed with an orchestra as soloist for the first time at the age of seven, and since then has performed numerous times as a soloist, most of them with the Filarmonica Bachiana Orchestra, under the direction of João Carlos Martins. He has also performed with Maestro Julio Medaglia, Erika Hindrikson, and Edson Beltrami. He is currently a student of Elisa Fukuda, sponsored by the Cultura Artística Institute. Since being invited…

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Marking almost five decades of musical success in Brazil, one of the country’s most famous albums comes to Europe Forty-seven years after the original release of the double album Clube da Esquina, Milton Nascimento’s musical masterful collaboration with Lô Borges, lands on European sands to celebrate one of MPB’s most ambitious projects. “The tour marks a special moment for Brazilians living in Europe,” according to Backstage Production director Cristiane Guimarães. “The album is one of the classics from the 70s. The lyrics and melodies translate the history of Brazil through music”, she added. Milton’s tour, under the same name as…

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One of the greatest MC’s of recent times in South America, Flora Matos is coming to London on 21st June Flora Matos is the Brazilian lyrical master whose tectonic rhymes and piercing flow has seen her become one of South America’s best MCs. She’s one of the most original artists to come up in the country in recent times, going way beyond niche styles, and she captivates with her live performances thanks to her wide-ranging, multifaceted persona. Following singles Preta de Quebrada and Bora dançar and her album Eletrocardiograma, The Jazz Cafe was eager to bring Brazil’s best MC to their…

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