We celebrate Brazilian Independence Day a day early with an incredible night celebrating the most musically-rich territory on earth.
Ayom, fresh off their Songlines nomination for Best Group, bring a swinging combination of folk music influences Brazil, Angola and Cape Verde. Led by Brazilian vocalist Jabu Morales, they blend century old traditions with the black and rhythmical language of lusophone cultures.
Mario Bakuna is a London-based Brazilian composer, arranger, singer and guitar player, who has been a fixture on the European scene for twenty years. Expect Brazilian standards and sophisticated harmonies inspired by the post-bossa nova movement.
His music is inspired by the greats of Afro-Brazilian Music, Samba, Jazz and Bossa Nova. In addition to developing new arrangements of music by enshrined Brazilian artists as Tom Jobim, Dorival Caymmi, Paulo Moura, and João Donato.