Martinho da Vila

28 June 2016 / 20:00

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Brazil’s samba revivalist and his full band of authentic samba musicians performs music from a career spanning 50 years, covering traditional samba and contemporary pop fusions.

Responsible for some of Brazil’s best loved samba, da Vila’s music embodies the spirit of the country, moving from off-beat chilled out rhythms to rousing carnival soundtracks, embracing sounds from a melting pot of cultures.

Taking his name from the Vila Isabel samba school, which he is instrumental in maintaining, da Vila is an advocate for afro-Brazilian music and history, doing humanitarian work and political activism throughout Brazil and Africa.


Martinho da Vila vocals
Wanderson Martins cavaco
Ivan Machado bass
Cláudio Barros guitar
Paulo Ferreira drums
Marcelo Moreira percussion
Odorico Santo Neto flute, saxophone
Maíra Ferreira piano / vocals

This event is part of:
Contemporary Music concerts

Produced by Backstage Productions Ltd.

Barbican Contemporary Music
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