`Orquestra Contemporanea de Olinda` at David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
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Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda, on Thu, April 1, 2010 at 8:30 PM, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. Target Free Thursdays. U.S. debut. From the musical hotbed of Pernambuco, Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda brings together some of the leading musicians of Northeast Brazil's fertile mangue beat music scene, mixing elements of frevo, the local Carnival soundtrack, rock, funk, and ska.
Their innovative and infectious music earned them a 2009 Latin Grammy nomination. The David Rubenstein Atrium is on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets, New York City. For more information: http://new.lincolncenter.org/live/index.php/atrium-orqestra-contemporanea-de-olinda-apr-01

 

Featured on national music scene as the group which has most traveled throughout Brazil last year (about 80 concerts in 2008) and which is notably increasing its ever-growing audience, Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda, already owns a remarkable career in the history of music in Pernambuco.

• Latin Grammy 2009 Nominee in the 'Best Tropical Brazilian Roots Album.. category;

• Prêmio da Música Brasileira 2009 Finalist in the ..Regional.. category;

• Recommended by New York Times.. music critics;

More than 5 thousand copies sold in less than a year;

Acknowledged by O Globo newspaper as the Best Concert in 2008.

Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda is the symbol of strength and inventiveness of the music of Pernambuco that Brazil and the world have learned to admire.

Conceived by Gilú (percussionist), Orquestra is the meeting of some of the Best musicians of Pernambuco who have worldwide known works – and were not satisfied with the traditional bass-drums-guitar band formation – with experienced instrumentalists of the Frevo..s orchestra of more than 50 years of existence.

Gilú, Hugo Gila, Tiné, Maciel Salú, Rapha B. and Juliano Holanda constitute the first half of the band, which accounts for its creative basis. They come in tune with the experience of their previous works in bands like Bonsucesso Samba Clube, Academia da Berlinda, Variant, DJ Dolores e Orchestra Santa Massa, Terno do Terreiro and many other projects.

The other half comes from Grêmio Musical Henrique Dias, led by Maestro Ivan do Espírito Santo (alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax and flute). The other members of Orquestra – Daniel Marinho (trumpet), Ibraim Genuíno (trombone) and Alex Santana (bass horn) – are musicians who learned their craft in this musical society founded in 1954, which is the first nonprofit musical school of Cidade Alta de Olinda (Pernambuco) and holds until today educational and cultural programs in favour of the community development.

Thereafter, it was a matter of months for the “big band” of Olinda become known to the audience and recommended by critics worldwide. Amid concerts throughout Brazil the band has prepared its first album..s repertoire, released in 2008 and distributed by Som Livre (Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda - 2008, Som Livre).

Among latin grooves, afro beats and rhythms of Pernambuco, the Orquestra Contemporânea de Olinda has built its own well-shaped and concise identity. This merit is shared by a cast of ten musicians with different backgrounds and one same .. the intention of making innovative music, in all senses, from the avant-garde reinvention of classics to the smoothness of excellent melodic lines. A new sound, shaped by well “embedded” arrangements of its brass band.

Source: brazilny.org
Author: Joao Vianna
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