Where Rio de Janeiro Meets Bahia
Mario Bakuna on acoustic guitar and vocals
Edmundo Carneiro on percussion
Duo performance in which Mario Bakuna and Edmundo Carneiro present the repertoire of the album 'Where Rio de Janeiro Meets Bahia', recorded in Paris, which brings together the Afro-Brazilian rhythms of the Recôncavo Baiano and the charm and subtlety of Bossa Nova. The show is a trip to Rio de Janeiro, the cradle of Bossa Nova, and to Bahia, the city that best represents the powerful African influence in Brazilian music. The concert integrates the rhythmic roots of Brazilian music and its sophisticated harmonies in a beautiful duo show that celebrates great Brazilian composers such as Dorival Caymmi and Tom Jobim. Mario and Edmundo promise to transport the audience to a place where the real and the imaginary are experienced and enhanced by poetry and 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.” (Songlines)
“More than a percussionist, Edmundo Carneiro is a magician.” (Maria de Medeiros)