Latin Jazz - World Fusion - Modern Creative - Vocal Jazz
Michael Leonhart, Paul Socolow, Paulo Braga, Vinicius Cantuaria.
Sun 14 July 2002 16:30 - 17:45 Roof Terrace
Producers into hip dance music have been drawing from Brazil's rich rhythmic tradition for years. It's a good idea to research where the fusion of traditional Brazilian folk music and Western electronica started and what the results of this fusion are. The concert series Brasil Electrico promises to be a revealing search leading from Deodato via Azymuth to Vinicius Cantuária. Vinicius Cantuária, who had to make an intelligent musical detour to free himself from the straitjacket the Brazilian public had him captured in. In his country, he was known as a rock and pop singer and he couldn't free himself from that image. Only when he started playing bossanovas in New York to the drum 'n' bass rhythms of guitarist Arto Lyndsay, did his native country accept him as the Brazilian bossa's new hero.