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Luiz Melodia [Brazil] : 6 October

Luiz Melodia [Brazil] : 6 October

Luiz Melodia at the Union Chapel, London - October 6th

Singer-songwriter Luiz Melodia celebrates his 40 year long career with a one-off UK concert at the prestigious Union Chapel as the final stop on an extensive European tour. He is one of the foremost representatives of Brazilian Popular Music, better known as ‘MPB´. His natural blend of Samba, Rock, Jazz and Blues is unlike any other artist and to date he has amassed a vast repertoire - 16 studio recordings in total. The first of these, ‘Pérola Negra’, was made back in 1973 and has solidly held its place as a classic of the genre ever since. It was lovingly re-mastered as part of the “Tons” project by Universal Music last year.

Born Luiz Carlos dos Santos, in that cradle of Samba music, Estácio, deep in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, this unique artist received his stage name of Melodia due to his melodic prowess. He emerged from a Roots-Samba background and instantly shone bright as an eclectic talent who could infuse the intricacies of Samba with strands of modern Jazz, Rock and Blues whilst at the same time always staying true to the classical Samba style.

Having collaborated with some of the renowned megastars of MPB, such as Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa and Caetano Veloso, he is also considered one of the jewels in the crown of Brazilian music and renowned for his stunning live performances and powerful, alluring, melodious vocal style.

Melodia will present a career-spanning selection of his many hits, such as ‘Vale Quanto Pesa’ and ‘Estácio, Eu e Você’, while performing songs from his more recent repertoire. He will be accompanied by a trio of Charles Costa on 7 string guitar, Alessandro Cardozo on cavaquinho, and distinguished guitar player Renato Piau, who has performed alongside Brazilian icons such as Luiz Gonzaga, Raul Seixas, Tim Maia and American rock and roll legend Chuck Berry. Piau has also written a number of songs with Melodia and together they have forged a dynamic yet intimate musical relationship. The Union Chapel is the perfect venue for this wonderful pairing making this concert an absolute must for World Music lovers. Totally unmissable!

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