Mônica Salmaso, vocals
& Paulo Bellinati, guitar
Monday – April 7, 2008 – 8 & 10 pm
Yoshi’s/San Francisco CA
LYRICAL SOUL OF BRAZIL)
Salmaso has emerged as one of the best young voices
among the new talents of Brazil and recently won the Brazilian
Visa-Mastercard-Eldorado Prize for best singer.
luminous voice, is tinged with melancholy and calm
sensuality…” -- Jon Pareles/NYTimes
Paulo Bellinati is one of Brazil’s most accomplished
contemporary guitarists, the winner of the coveted “Premio Sharp”,
Brazil’s Grammy award. His compositions, arrangements and interpretations are
considered an essential contribution to Brazilian music and the world of guitar
…”the intimacy and embroidery of Bellinati’s
that emerge as the project’s ultimate artistic seal.” – Bruce Gilman
Following the acclaimed “Afro-Sambas" CD (Baden Powell &
Vinicius de Moraes songs), Bellinati’s collaborated with Monica Salmaso
for another beautiful anthology of Brazilian songs: masterpieces written by
Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfá, and Waldemar Henrique.
Produced and arranged by Paulo Bellinati, this project focuses on
the musical language of Antonio Carlos Jobim, who dedicated part of his
work to write songs that belong to both universes, classical and popular. His
composition “Luiza” is considered one of the most intense, perfect and
beautiful songs ever written.
Luiz Bonfs also
belongs to an elite group of guitarist/composers, like his compatriots Baden Powell, and Garoto. He is best known for the song “Manhã de
Carnaval”, another famous Brazilian standard.
Other important songs have been
incorporated into the project. Classical Brazilian composer Waldemar Henrique has dedicated his work
to the Amazon region (North of Brazil), where he came from. Most of his songs also
belong to both universes: classical and popular.
Monica & Paulo will be
presenting music from both of these
projects at their debut at Yoshi’s.
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