Following on the footsteps of greats such as Caetano Veloso and Chico Buarque, at only 27 Maria Gadu is widely recognised as the brightest new star to emerge in Música Popular Brasileira over the last decade.
Nominated twice for a Latin Grammy Award – for ‘Best Artist’ and ‘Best Songwriter’ – her self-titled debut album was certified platinum in Brazil and gold in Italy. Her eclectic sound incorporates the rootsy acoustic sound of her São Paulo hometown with a brave new blend of samba, Afro-beat, and funk.
‘Maria Gadú is a popular phenomenon for her own generation and someone with an authentic musical vocation. The first time I saw her I was dazzled and when she started singing it was spectacular.’ Caetano Veloso
Duo Carioca will open the evening.
An original and very unique duo of guitar and cajon that sees two great Brazilian artists come together – Fabio Allman, lead singer and percussionist from carnival ensemble Monobloco, and bossa nova guitar player and singer-songwriter Pepe Barcellos.