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Latinos in London Magazine  on 2019-03-01

Celso Fonseca : Turning Point

Instrumentalist, singer, composer, arranger and producer,Celso Fonseca was born in Rio de Janeiro.As a songwriter,he has written songs recorded by artists as Caetano Veloso,Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil,Milton Nascimento,Marcos Valle,Carlinhos Brown,Maria Bethania, Vinicius Cantuaria,Clara Moreno,Bossacucanova,Antônio Chainho,Samantha James,etc

Celso has fourteen critically acclaimed solo albums:Minha Cara (1986),O Som do Sim (1993),Sorte (1994),Paradiso (1997) and Juventude/Slow Motion Bossa Nova(which had 3 times Latin Grammy nominations in 2002),Natural (2002),Rive Gauche Rio (2005),Polaróides (2006),Feriado (2007),Celso Fonseca Ao Vivo,Página Central,(2009 - original songs written with the legendary songwriter Marcos Valle),Celso Fonseca,Voz e Violão, (2010 – CD and DVD ), No Meu Filme (2011) and Like Nice (2015) (four times nominated for the Latin Grammy 2016).He was the second Brazilian artist to be on “Later with Jools”, on BBC. In 2014 and 2016 he performed in Moscow at Tchaikowsky Hall with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.The artist has collaborated with some international artists like the legendary Italian songwriter Tony Renis,with the Uruguayan Oscar-winner Jorge Drexler,the Italian singer Chiara Civello and the American singer-songwriter Samantha James.

Celso has written recently a song with Erika Ender, one of the songwriters from the mega worldwide hit “Despacito” for his new album Turning Point - to be released on late May 2018.

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