Mario Bakuna & Andria Antoniou presents: 'Female Voices of Brazil'

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Last Show: Tuesday 6 th February 2024

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

'Female Voices of Brazil' highlights the talent and charisma of some of the most influential female singers in Brazil. The Brazilian music scene flourished between the 1930s and 1980s; many musical styles and rhythms were born, different vocal styles emerged, and jazz and popular music influences infused the existing styles. From the 1930s 'Radio Era' to the birth of Bossa Nova and Brazilian Jazz, singers such as Elis Regina, Elizete Cardoso, Dalva de Oliveira, Alaide Costa, Joyce, and Clara Nunes became known in Brazil and around the world for the beauty and sensitivity of their performances. Featuring the signature songs of the most prominent female Brazilian singers, Andria Antoniou & Mario Bakuna invite their audience on a journey to Brazilian music!

"Mario Bakuna, a sparkling guitarist, plays with palpable feeling – his virtuosic fluency on the fretboard is controlled and flourishes are perfectly placed. His voice has a texture like heavy cloth”.”

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Mario Bakuna?is a London-based Brazilian composer, singer and guitar player, with twenty years of professional experience. His study focuses on Afro-Brazilian music, Samba, Jazz and Bossa Nova.?Since settling in London Mario has become one the most prominent names and a reference in Brazilian Music in England.?Mario widely performs in Europe at distinguished stages together with artists such as Jean Toussaint, Liam Noble, Ricardo dos Santos, Edmundo Carneiro, Cacau Queiroz, Alain Jean Marie, Dudu Penz, and Filó Machado. With sold-out shows and great feedback, his previous album "Where Rio de Janeiro Meets Bahia" and his new album "Brazilian Landscapes" toured 16 countries in Europe, Brazil, and Madagascar.
www.mariobakuna.co


Andria Antoniou is a London-based vocalist and educator of jazz, Latin and Greek Retro music. Born in in Cyprus, Andria’s immersion into different styles of music from an early age and her bilingual upbringing have led her to what she is as a performer; an amalgam of music from different parts of the world expressed in different languages. Andria toured in the UK, Greece, Cyprus, Colombia and Cuba and collaborated with prominent representatives of the Latin-jazz, Greek and musical theatre music scene: George Hatzinasios, the band ‘Classico Latino’, Omar Puente, Mario Bakuna, Roman Gomez and the West End Musical Director, Greg Arrowsmith.
www.andriaantoniou.com