Brazilian guitarist Alessandro Penezzi plays specific instruments, among which the seven string guitar, violão tenor (tenor guitar), cavaquinho (soprano guitar), mandolin and flute. He is fascinated by choro. Just like his duo-partner, clarinettist Alexandre Ribeiro, he often collaborates with jazz orchestras. Tonight the two musicians perform in the BIMhuis as part of the Brasil Festival.
Ceumar is a Brazilian singer/songwriter from Sao Paulo living in Amsterdam. Besides singing she plays guitar and percussion. After 4 great cd's she just released her 5th in collaboration with a great jazztrio from Amsterdam. Tonight in the Concertgebouw as part of the Brasil Festival Amsterdam.
Here's a crystal clear voiced brazilian singer, named "Ceumar" ( pronounced as "say-ooh-mar") , whose name could have been an artistic reference: heaven (Ceu) and the sea (Mar) - very lyrical and a justifying metaphor for her musical approach.
Percussionist, songwriter and singer Alessandra Leão was born in Pernambuco, north-east Brazil. After collaborating with a number of artists (including Antonio Carlos Nóbrega and Florencia Bernales) she launched her solo career in 2006 with the widely acclaimed CD Brinqendo de Tambor. Her star has been on the rise ever since. Her compositions are refreshing interpretations of traditional music from the coast and the Zona da Mata, and are characterized by plenty of polyrhythmic percussion and interwoven guitar lines.