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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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Marcelo D2 is back with a bang at The Jazz Cafe on Monday 8th July Since his early mixing of punk rock with rap and samba with MPB, Marcelo has been revolutionising the Brazilian hip-hop scene in his own unique way. After becoming a breakout star thanks to 2004’s À Procura Da Batida Perfeita (released in the UK as Looking For The Perfect Beat) and its follow-up Meu Samba É Assim in 2006, Marcelo is back to show international audiences that he never really went away. Nada Pode Me Parar marked his first full-length of original songs since 2008’s A Arte do Barulho and sees the rapper at the top…

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London is on the verge of becoming a “Brazilian Kingdom” with Roberto Carlos set to play Wembley Arena “The King”, as he is known in Brazil, started his career 60 years ago. Roberto Carlos is critically acclaimed and considered to be one of the most talented singer-songwriters that Latin America has ever produced.  Roberto announced his European tour in Rio de Janeiro last December, news that was well-received internationally. Ever since, fans have scrambled to secure tickets for his show – Amor Sín Limite – which promises to be a performance replete with new material (both in Portuguese and Spanish),…

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The Fundação Nacional das Artes in Brazil has made more than 1200 scores of Brazilian music available to the public Funarte, the Fundação Nacional das Artes (National Foundation of the Arts) in Brazil, has made more than 1200 scores of Brazilian music readily available online, and at no cost, as part of a project named the “Brazilian International Songbook Online”. The scores are divided into three major categories: Popular Music, Concert Music and Bands. Across all genres, visitors to the site can discover a wealth of variety, ranging from Bossa Nova classics, written by Tom Jobim, to some of the…

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Legendary multi Grammy -Award winning vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer returns to London on Monday 20 May and Tuesday 21st May 2019 The Manhattan Transfer is an American vocal four – part harmony music group, formed in 1969  by the late Tim Hauser who first came to attention here in the UK music scene in the 70’s with then original members Tim Hauser, Laurel Massé Janis Siegel and Alan Paul and became the first act to win Grammy awards in the pop and jazz categories in one year (1981) presenting their familiar a cappella style and vocals fused with the…

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Bebel Gilberto to perform at Union Chapel in London on 15 April 2019 Having first been introduced to the tranquil and serene bossa nova, electronica fusion sounds of Brazilian/American singer Bebel Gilberto over two decades now with the release of her phenomenal international album Tanto Tempo (2000), the world truly has embraced this phenomenal artist’s music which presents its own unique distinctive style and positioned Bebel Gilberto as one of the best-selling Brazilian artists in the U.S. Since that time a number of studio albums and international live tours have followed supporting the releases of these recordings with Bebel Gilberto (2004)…

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Tribalistas is the musical trio of Marisa Monte, Arnaldo Antunes and Carlinhos Brown. Their first album, Tribalistas, was released in Brazil in 2002, and then overseas in 2003. BBMag was granted an exclusive interview with these hugely influential musicians, a must-read for fans of Brazilian music. BBMag: We know this is your first tour together. After 16 years and two albums, as well as successful solo careers, what was the reason behind deciding to tour now? Marisa Monte: The desire to tour together was always there, but timing and circumstances conspired against us. We are all solo artists in our…

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Brazilian music was born from a mixture of genres and styles, a characteristic that defines it to this very day The Brazilian musical scene has always been shaped by on-going attempts to innovate, many of them inspired by a mixture of different genres. This musical miscegenation gave birth to Bossa Nova and to MPB in the last century, both of which incorporated elements of traditional music whilst allowing room for a multitude of other styles to blossom, affording composers enough freedom to experiment with all kinds of unusual arrangements. As of the twenty-first century, Brazilian rhythms were strongly influenced by…

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Bento Araujo, researcher, journalist and Record collector, will be launching his two volume book Lindo Sonho Delirante at the Embassy of Brazil in London The search for the new has always driven humankind, but in the 1960s, this quest gained greater intensity. In the universe of popular art, it was a time of overwhelming creativity. The books Lindo Sonho Delirante- volumes 1&2 by the journalist, researcher and record collector Bento Araujo, are written in English and Portuguese. In Volume1- Lindo Sonho Delirante: 100 psychedelic records from Brazil (1968-1975) exposes the complete range and breadth of Brazil’s 1960s and 1970s psych rock scene by presenting…

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Zeca Pagodinho takes the samba back with him to Europe, and the British capital is no exception After the success of concerts carried out in the 2016 tour, Zeca Pagodinho returns to Europe with a new series of performances starting late September. The tour starts out in Paris, where the singer will perform a debut concert. Following that, he’ll put on shows in Lisbon, Geneva, Zurich, Porto and he’ll end the run in London on Sunday, 14 October. The set list will include samba hits that made him one of the country’s most respected artists, both nationally and internationally. From…

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