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Celso Fonseca: Rive Gauche Rio

Read "Rive Gauche Rio" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


There's something especially unique about the way a Brazilian strums an acoustic guitar. Perhaps their rhythms play from a memory, instinctive not thought, inherited through generations of moonlight strolls on the beach, soft cool breezes caressing warm soft tanned skin, memories of romance and passion.

The heart of Celso Fonseca's second international release beats from his acoustic guitar and vocals--incredibly light, deceptively rhythmic, irresistibly romantic--supported by bassist Luiz Alvez and drummer Alexandre Foncesa (no relation). But he also ...


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