Brazilians That Rock

Celebrating his 80th birthday, Hermeto Pascoal arrives in London with his new show. Accompanied by his usual band, Pascoal is due to put on a show along with some of Britain’s principal musicians, who will join him on stage as part of a 90s themed concert. Hermeto was born in the north-eastern Brazilian state of Alagoas. Ever since he was small he has been interested in the sounds of nature. The first contact he had with a musical instrument was with his father’s 8 bass accordion. Throughout his career he has appeared on radio and TV programmes in Brazil. With…

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As part of the celebrations of 100 years of Samba and the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics, the Embassy of Brazil is preparing a show for the Festival of Brazil, in partnership with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture. Even though she only gained fame at the grand old age of 72, Dona Onete is a highly respected Brazilian artist, who has spent her entire life connected to the culture of her home state – Pará. In 2015, just a few years into her remarkable career, she performed at one of Europe’s most prestigious festivals. Critics have always been…

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Criolo, will be on stage at KOKO during another tour of his album Convoque seu Buda (Summon Your Buddha) Since 2012 Criolo has visited London a number of times, but this year his tour Convoque seu Buda will visit other cities in England. In London he will take the to the stage at KOKO again, the hip venue for local shows in Camden, where he played four years ago Born in the suburbs of São Paulo, his music transcends much about life experiences. His lyrics, which speak of liberty and social criticism, provoke reflection. Although primarily a rap singer, Criolo, incorporated…

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