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Arthur Verocai with Nu Civilisation Orchestra

Special Guest Rogê

Arthur Verocai performing passionately

Brazilian legend Arthur Verocai performs his seminal 1972 album alongside the world class Nu Civilisation Orchestra for the first time in the UK.

Abandoning a traditional path to dedicate himself entirely to music, Arthur Verocai's unique career began with inspiration from the musical landscape of Rio de Janeiro. 

Blending together samba, jazz and bossa, the self-titled album, Arthur Verocai (1972) only gained commercial success after he was sampled by rappers like MF Doom, Ludacris & Little Brother. As his original LP became a prized collectors item, the album was reissued and launched him on to the Brazilian music scene. Since then, he has arranged for a variety of artists, released No Voo do Urubu (2016), and collaborated with Tyler the Creator for Paris Fashion Week in 2022. 

Formed by Gary Crosby OBE & led by musical director, Peter Edwards; Nu Civilisation Orchestra is earning a reputation as a shapeshifting, cutting edge ensemble, refusing to be bound by genre or scale. 

Tagged with: Contemporary music Jazz

Rogê will join Arthur Verocai on stage as a special guest. 

The end time for this performance will be added closer to the date. 

Produced by the Barbican and Touching Bass

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