Tag Archives: Brazilian

Review: Flavia Coelho @ Omeara (London, 21st March 2017)

Review: Flavia Coelho @ Omeara (London, 21st March 2017)

Are you looking for an anthology of Brazilian music? Don’t try to find it on Amazon or at your nearby record shop… buy a ticket for the next Flavia Coelho gig instead. Because the Brazilianidade oozes from every pore of the carioca singer/songwriter. At Omeara, accompanied by two remarkable music...
Preview: Elza Soares + Eska @ Barbican (London, 13th November 2016)

Preview: Elza Soares + Eska @ Barbican (London, 13th November 2016)

There’s nothing ordinary in Elza Soares’s life and career. Since the 1950s, she embodies the voice of Brazil, not simply because she’s one of the most popular Brazilian singers, but also because she has sung her country in every form and shape. She has sung Brazilian tradition and avant-garde, has...
Review: Hermeto Pascoal @ Barbican Centre (London, 9th July 2016)

Review: Hermeto Pascoal @ Barbican Centre (London, 9th July 2016)

It really is something special to see a live performance by ‘O Bruxo’ (the sorcerer). The eminent Brazilian musician, producer, arranger and composer Hermeto Pascoal was once described by Miles Davis, no less, as ‘the most impressive musician in the world.’ His show at London’s Barbican Centre was hugely anticipated...
Preview: Hermeto Pascoal @ Barbican (London, 9th July 2016)

Preview: Hermeto Pascoal @ Barbican (London, 9th July 2016)

“If you had to send a musical representative to another planet, Hermeto Pascoal would be the ideal person”, said one of his band members in a documentary of the legendary Brazilian musician. Hermeto, a brilliant composer, instrumentalist and bandleader will conjure up an eccentric and unique musical experience in which...
Review: Criolo + Baloji @ Koko (London, 24th April 2016)

Review: Criolo + Baloji @ Koko (London, 24th April 2016)

It was billed as one of the highlights of 2016’s La Linea Festival, but Criolo and Baloji gig at Koko went above and beyond all expectations. The event was the unequivocal proof that hip-hop has a thousand faces, and the remarkable ability to adapt and absorb different cultures to spread...
Preview: La Linea Festival (London, 17th – 28th April 2016)

Preview: La Linea Festival (London, 17th – 28th April 2016)

As it’s happening since 2001, for ten days in April, London sounds and plays Latino. The responsibility rests on ¡COMO NO! which, 15 years ago, started to organise one of the most chéveres Festivals of the London music scene. La Linea has indeed brought to the British capital some of the finest,...
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