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PLAYED ON: Sunday 12 July 2009

Orquestra Imperial

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Rio’s 18-piece retro samba band Orquestra Imperial makes a rare UK appearance. Their hip, young version of Rio’s golden age takes samba back to its dancehall roots and they are credited with reviving the passion for vintage samba which is now the latest craze for Brazil’s young generation. Orquestra Imperial features some of the best-known names in Brazilian rock, pop and electronica. At the heart of the project is Kassin, one of Brazil’s most sought after producers whose manifold successes include production for Marisa Monte and Bebel Gilberto. The line-up also includes Rodrigo Amarante (of rock giants Los Hermanos), Moreno Veloso (+2), award winning singer Nina Becker and veteran samba legend Wilson das Neves (Os Ipanemas). The group has played across the US and Europe, and they were a highlight at London’s Barbican Tropicalia festival in 2006, a show described by The Independent as ‘a sublime delight’. Orquestra Imperial are true inheritors of Brazil’s incredible musical heritage and with them, it not only lives, it swings and dances cheek to cheek.

The Orquestra Imperial line up for this show is as follows

MORENO VELOSO - percussion and vocals
WILSON DAS NEVES – vocals and percussion
RODRIGO AMARANTE - vocals
KASSIN - bass
DOMENICO – drums and vocal
NINA BECKER - vocals
DUANI MARTINS – vocals, percussion and guitars
NELSON JACOBINA – eletric guitar
BARTOLO – electric guitar
RUBINHO JACOBINA - keyboards
BERNA CEPPAS - keyboard and percussion
ALTAIR MARTINS - trumpet
MARLON SETTE - trombone
MAURO ZACHARIAS - trombone
FELIPE PINAUD - flute
LEO MONTEIRO - electronic percussion
STEPHANE SAN JUAN - percussion
BODÃO – percussion

Orquestra Imperial/Carnaval So Ano Que Vem album out now on Totolo Records

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