Tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto
Special Guest PAULA MORELENBAUM
European Tour 2023
Of the countless musical styles developed in Brazil, samba is the one that best represents the vast cultural diversity of this country. The perfect mix of African, European, and native Brazilian influences led to this rhythmic and musical wave full of charm, sensuality, melodic grace, and harmonic refinement, serving music lovers for both dance delights and aesthetic tasting and spiritual deepening.
From Heitor Villa Lobos onward, the cello has become one of Brazil’s musical icons. Its sweet and romantic timbre, the incredible resemblance of its sound to the human voice, and its natural flexibility between oscillating articulations and pure poetry make this instrument, of European origin, take on a very Brazilian identity. The cello has been loved and used as a very particular (and peculiar) means of expression by great Brazilian composers, such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Egberto Gismonti, Caetano Veloso, and Gilberto Gil, among many others.
Combining all these elements, Brazilian cellist, composer, arranger, conductor and producer Jaques Morelenbaum offers a panoramic view of samba, from its roots to the present day, interpreting compositions by Dorival Caymmi, Jacob do Bandolim, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça, Carlos Lyra, João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, João Donato, and Egberto Gismonti, as well as works by a new generation of composers, such as Luisão Paiva and Lula Galvão, in addition to their original compositions.
Jaques Morelenbaum, with his CelloSambaTrio, brings to samba an intimate flavor of chamber music, enhanced by two immense Brazilian talents: guitarist Lula Galvão and drummer Marcio Dhiniz. A particular prestige to the event is the participation of one of the most important female performers of Brazilian music in the world, Paula Morelenbaum.