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Eliane Elias: Quietude

Read "Quietude" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Brazilian-born pianist/vocalist and multi-Grammy-winning artist Eliane Elias returns to her musical roots on Quietude, her 31st album as leader and a follow up to her Grammy Award-winning album Mirror, Mirror (Candid Records, 2021), a duet with the late Chick Corea and Chucho Valdes. Recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and in New York, on this album Elias ...

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ast emerging as the new Brazilian sound from the UK, Djangada's funky reworking of Brazilian classics has captivated audiences all over. Their dynamic trio interplay comes from years of performing together and is a thrill to witness live; a blend of traditional Brazilian music with a jazz aesthetic that is lively and accessible, but with a deep sense of craft and musicality.

The name Djangada comes from the word jangada, a fishing boat found in the north-east of Brazil, the home of Afro-Brazilian rhythms. It is from here that Djangada draws their inspiration, transforming the classic songs of Bahia's Dorival Caymmi and Gilberto Gil into punchy instrumental grooves


News: Performance / Tour

Soulful Samba Transcendence: Brazilian Star in the US

If Pedro Moraes had a muse, she'd shake up sweaty samba bars, hips swaying, and turn heads dancing in the street, snaking her way from Rio's bohemian quarter to Bahia and Recife (and on to Mexico City and Liverpool). She'd boogie between the earthy and the erudite, with heady tropicalismo and brainy modernism. She'd embody the ...


News: Obituary

The Caymmi Afflatus from Dorival to Dori

The Caymmi Afflatus from Dorival to Dori

As a musician of international renown, Dori Caymmi has firmly established himself as an artist of substantial influence in both the Brazilian and global community. The influences behind this Brazilian composer is artfully demonstrated in his music; an amalgam of jazz styles and impressions that contribute to Mr. Caymmi's work like facets in a diamond. Along ...


News: Obituary

Dorival Caymmi: Beloved Brazilian Songwriter

Dorival Caymmi, a revered composer and singer of Brazilian popular song who influenced generations of bossa nova performers and whose first major hit helped launch the Hollywood career of entertainer Carmen Miranda, has died. He was 94. Caymmi died Aug. 16 at his home in Rio de Janeiro. He had kidney cancer and multiple organ failure. ...


News: Obituary

Dorival Caymmi Singer of Brazil Dies at 94

Dorival Caymmi, a Brazilian singer and songwriter who helped lay the foundations of bossa nova, wrote Carmen Miranda's first hit and gave legendary voice to the romance of the beaches, fishing villages and bathing beauties of his native Bahia, died on Saturday at his home in Rio de Janeiro. He was 94. Dorival Caymmi helped lay ...


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