Tag: cavaquinho

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Fernando Barroso and Luis Peixoto – Mandolin, Bouzouki, Cavaquinho

Luis Peixoto and Fernando Barroso have taken part in the Madeira Mandolin Festivals of the last years. Fernando Barroso has just recorded a new album which will be available on January 16. Luis Peixoto was born in 1980 in Coimbra in Portugal, Fernando Barroso is from Galicia in the Northwest of Spain. Both share the love for all kind of stringed instruments like mandolin, bouzouki, cavaquinho or guitar. They have worked together and in different groups with other musicians.

During the last days I have compiled a large playlist with recordings by Fernando Barroso and Luis Peixoto.

In this post I want to present the music of Luis Peixoto and Fernando Barroso. In 2012 the album POP has been published, a life concert was filmed in 2013 and is available on youtube. In this concert Fernando Barroso does mainly play the Bouzouki, while Luis Peixoto plays the mandolin, the cavaquinho and some other instruments. I plan to present other project by Fernando Barroso and Luis Peixoto in my next posts.

Luis Peixoto – Bio (from his website)

Luis Peixoto was born in Coimbra in 1980.

Studied Classical Guitar and recorder flute at Lagos Music Academy; Mandolin at the Conservatory of Coimbra; cavaquinho, mandolin and guitarra de Coimbra at the Traditional Instruments School (Secção de Fado – Coimbra Academic Associativity) with professors Jorge Gomes, Ricardo Dias and Amadeu Magalhães. Also attended a degree in Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Sciences (University of Coimbra).

Fernando Barros – Bio (from website)

BIOGRAFÍA: Fernando Barroso es un músico, compositor y productor gallego, nacido en Ferrol en 1979. Doctorado en Química-Física por la Universidad de Vigo en 2010, desde 2011 se dedica exclusívamente a la producción musical y a la participación en diferentes proyectos musicales en Galicia. En la actualidad forma parte de las bandas ‘Riobó’, ‘Budiño’ y ‘TRIM’ y ha colaborado con artistas de la talla de Anxo Lorenzo, Xabier Díaz o Julio Pereira. Fue parte de la mítica banda ‘paratradicional’ ferrolana ‘Os Cempés’ durante su última etapa y co-fundador del trío internacional ‘Assembly Point’ junto a Eoghan Neff y Luís Peixoto. Con éste último ha co-producido también otros trabajos como ‘POP(2013)’ o TRIM(2014)’. Desde 2016 forma parte del laboratório creativo NEXO, junto con músicos de varios países de América y Europa.

Playlist – Concert Fernando Barroso & Luis Peixoto – Dubideos

Playlist Luis Pexoito & Fernando Barroso – POP

Additional information

Website Luis Peixoto

Website Fernando Barroso

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O Charme do Choro – The Great Female Choro…

O Charme do Choro is a six piece female choro band. Composed of flute, two guitars, cavaquinho, pandeiro and bandolim they play Brazilian choros including some of the great choros like Santa Morena, “Vibrações”, Brejeiro, Pedacinhos do Céu and of course Carinhoso.

The group has existed for more than eight years now and had some spectacular performances during the last years. The played with singer Dona Onete and with guitarist Sebastiao Tapajos in a show named O Terruá Pará, and you can find several videos from this show at youtube.

They always play in a beautiful outfit, using dresses with flowers, dresses in different colors or all in red. It’s fun to watch and listen to O Charme do Choro.

Enjoy O Charme do Choro!

Playlist – O Charme do Choro

Additional Information

youtube channel O Charme do Choro

O Charme do Choro at Facebook

Videos of the show Terruá Pará

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Waldir Azevedo – Master of the Cavaquinho – Roda…

The last four editions of the radio show  “Roda de Choro” of the Brazilian Radio MEC were dedicated to the music of  Waldir Azevedo. This is a great chance to download almost three hours of music by Waldir Azevedo, with recordings from 1957 until 1979, as the radio shows are available as podcasts.

Waldir Azevedo was one of the most important composers of choros in Brazil, he has composed the famous tunes Brasileirinho, Delicado and Pedacoinhos do Ceu. Waldir Azevedo was the first player who used the cavaquinho as a melody- and solo-instrument.

Wikipedia:

Waldir Azevedo (Rio De Janeiro, January 23, 1923 – São Paulo, September 21, 1980) was a choro conductor and performer. He wrote 130 compositions during his lifetime and played the cavaquinho. He is considered by many to be the first Brazilian cavaquinho shredder ever. One of his compositions, Delicado [Baiao], is a Latin American dance that has been arranged for piano.

The Radio MEC choro podcasts are no more available!

I have made screenshots of the programs of the four podcasts dedicated to the music of Waldir Azevedo as a reference:

Part 1 – Nov. 6, 2012

 Part 2, Nov. 13, 2012

Read more “Waldir Azevedo – Master of the Cavaquinho – Roda de Choro Podcast (Radio MEC)”

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Marcelo Fortuna and the Ensemble BARBACUTE – Klezmer and…

Another interesting ensemble with Marcelo Fortuna is the  Ensemble BARBACUTE.

This group plays Klezmer music and Brasilian Choro music.

Marcelo Fortuna plays the cavaquinho, the other instruments are clarinet, recorde, violoncello and bass.

Enjoy the ensemble BARBACUTE!

BARBACUTE

Antonio Carrilho (Recorder)
Fausto Corneo (Clarinet)
Marcelo Fortuna (Cavaquinho – “Brazilian ukulele”)
Edoardo Sbaffi (Cello)
Miguel Leiria Pereira (Double bass)