7-11pm, $20/$15 students and CMC members
MANDACARU share and play raw and rare FORRO, an earthy, organic, melodic sound featuring vocals, accordion and sizzling Brazilian percussion
Lead singer and accordion player Phillipe Alves brings influences from his hometown and over 15 years of expertise sharing Forró from the Northeast of Brazil. Felipe Camara on percussion/vocals is a professional singer and guitar player from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and has been playing Brazilian rhythms such as Bossa Nova, Samba, Baião and Forró for over 16 years. Ramona Yagnik on percussion/vocals, from India, spent a few years in Brazil exploring traditional music such as Coco and has continued in Australia with Maracatu and Forró. Antonio Moreira from Recife on percussion/vocals blends and shares his rich musical background representing styles such as Maracatu, Coco, Afoxé and Forró.
Playing and sharing a raw and rare Forró style, an earthy, organic, melodic sound featuring vocals, accordion and sizzling Brazilian percussion with a unique rhythmic pulse.
Alejandro Florez established Solquemia in 2009 as a means of experimenting with different sounds and instrumentation, both solo and in collaboration with other musicians. Now, with his longest guitar compadre, Juan Martinez Ortega, he presents Solquemia “Esencial”, a guitar duo that brings out the captivating magic of the Spanish guitar.
Alejandro and Juan have performed together for the last 15 years in various projects that have taken them around Australia and overseas. Solquemia “Esencial” combines Juan’s virtuosity and dazzling technique with Alejandro’s sensitivity and lyrical melodies to evoke primal emotions, stirring up feelings from deep within that can only be set free by two guitars in their purest form. Flamenco with traces of past experiences are woven together for a guitar experience not to be missed.
Proudly supported by the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS), the Flamenco Centre Canberra & the Canberra Musicians Club.