Panorama Brasil (MELB) will be joined by Brazilian chanteuse Alda Rezende (BRAZIL) when she returns to Australia January 27th for a one off show in Canberra at the Polish White Eagle Club!
A night of music that draws on the diverse musical landscape of Brazil: music with influences from the arid interior, the Amazonian basin, and the streets of Rio and Salvador - samba, MPB, bossa, folkloric music and regional styles mixed with jazz and more.
7:30pm @ Polish White Eagle Club
ONLINE TIX HERE: https://www.trybooking.com/OLDM
Available at the door - $25/$20
This event is supported by the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS), Embassy of Brazil in Canberra, Clandestino Events & The BeeHive, and the Canberra Musicians Club.
Alda Rezende, a native of Belo Horizonte, is one of the most captivating voices to come out of Brazil in recent years. She last performed with Panorama Brasil at the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Jobim, a tribute to the bossa nova and its creator Antonio Carlos Jobim in a series of acclaimed and sold-out shows.
Panorama Brasil draws on the diverse musical landscape of Brazil: music with influences from the arid interior, the Amazonian basin, and the streets of Rio and Salvador - samba, MPB, bossa, folkloric music and regional styles mixed with jazz and more.
Musical Director of Panorama Brasil is drummer/composer Alastair Kerr, a long-time student of Brazilian music, and recognised as one of Australia's leading exponents of Brazilian percussion.
Kerr is known for his work with groups such as The Doug de Vries Trio, The New Sheiks and Sexteto Zona Sul, and leads this stellar group focusing on Brazilian music and new compositions.
“It’s very exciting for us to be joined by Alda once again in a series of concerts that showcase our repertoire. And at the Melbourne Recital Centre we also have the extraordinary pleasure of performing the full Afro-Samba suite composed by the virtuosic Brazilian guitarist and genius composer Baden Powell."
Panorama Brasil’s debut album, The Archer and the Dancer, composed by Alastair Kerr, was released in 2013. It brings the aesthetic of Brazilian rhythms - exciting, multi-layered and diverse - to contemporary Australian jazz. Mischievous and improvised, rhythmic and beautiful, The Archer and the Dancer premiered at the Melbourne Recital Centre as part of the 2013 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, and was nominated for a 2014 Australian Jazz Bell Award.
Their second album Flor De Pedra was released in 2015 to critical acclaim. In November 2016 they presented the premiere of Kerr's second major work for the ensemble - Chant/Call: Stories of the Gods. This suite draws on Kerr's extensive study of the Afro-Brazilian rhythms of Candomble.
Panorama Brasill is:
Alastair Kerr - musical director, drums/percussion
Asha Henfry - flute/percussion
Matt Boden – piano
Jorge Albuquerque – bass;
with special guest vocalist Alza Rezende.
CANBERRA SHOW :
January 27 – White Eagle Polish Club, Turner, 7:30pm
Online tickets available here & at the venue on the night
Listen to "Flor de Pedra" here: