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Marcos Valle (Brazil) in Concert : 10 May

Marcos Valle (Brazil) in Concert : 10 May

MARCOS VALLE is for sure one of the major songwriters of MPB (Brazilian Popular Music). As author of more than three hundred songs, with music that has been recorded by artists like Elis Regina, Tim Maia, Roberto Carlos, Sarah Vaughan, Chicago, Dizzy Gillespie, with participation of Paulo Sérgio Valle, Ruy Guerra, Eumir Deodato, João Donato, and most recently recording with Lazão e Dagama, members of the group Cidade Negra, (the song “Rio pro Mar” which was included on the group’s latest CD).

Marcos has had big success on the European dance floors since 1990 with both his original recordings and the re-recordings and re-mixings of his music by other artists and by DJ’s not only in Europe but also in Japan and China. The CD Nova Bossa Nova, produced by Marcos Valle and London’s DJ Joe Davis, emerged from this music. Marcos Valle’s music also caught the attention of the American film director Brad Anderson who used Brazilian music as theme songs in his awarded film Next Stop Wonderland, where two of Valle’s most popular dance floor music “Batucada surgiu” and “Os Grilos” were included. On the other side of the world, in China, “Os Grilos” reached 3rd place on the list of the most played songs in 1998.

With the show Nova Bossa Nova, Marcos Valle received an award from APCA (Association of Art Critics in São Paulo) as Best Arranger of the Year, and the Brazilian newspaper O Globo referred to his show as being one of the ten Best Shows Of The Year. Marcos has also received an award from BMI (in the USA) for his song “Samba de Verão”, an award which, in Brazil so far only “Garota de Ipanema” by the maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Morais had been granted with.

Marcos Valle is a Brazilian music icon and is frequently invited to represent Brazil on many events around the world, like “Brazil – 500 years” celebrating, taking Bossa Nova to Montreal, on a concert organized by Brazilian Consulate in Canada.

Doors 6pm


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