Criolo, also known as Criolo Doido, was born Kleber Cavalcante Gomes in 1975 in Santa Amaro and raised in Graujú, São Paulo, Brasil. His latest album, Nó na Orelha is a masterpiece which clearly demonstrates all of Criolos musical influences and his gift for storytelling.
On October 8, 2009, the legendary psychedelic Brazilian rock band Os Mutantes is returning to New York City for a single concert at Webster Hall.
In an exclusive U.S. engagement, GRAMMY® award-winning composer and guitarist Mario Adnet and his ensemble Ouro Negro perform in Journey to Brazil at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Brazilian musician Cidinho Teixeira is set for a series of three night performances, every Sunday night, at New York’s Zinc Bar. The performances are scheduled for 10PM, 11:30PM and 1AM, and each week, Cidinho’s show will feature a changing roster of top local Brazilian vocalists and performers, such as the great Valtinho Anastacio (on Feb 7).
On Wednesday, February 17, 2010 (10PM), Brazilian jazz pianist, arranger, vocalist and songwriter Eliane Elias, together with bass player (and husband) Marc Johnson, guitarist Rubens de La Corte, and drummer Rafael Barata, perform a program of classic Bossa Nova and American songs (sung in English and Portuguese) at the legendary Carnegie Hall.
Beyond Ipanema: Brazilian Waves in Global Music presents a long overdue look at the powerful impact that Brazilian music has had on the American musical landscape. It’s a stylish crash course in Brazilian music, mixing vintage film clips, a funky soundtrack and an array of appearances by seminal figures from record producers Creed Taylor and Arto Lindsay, Tropicália icons Tom Zé, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil to Bossa Nova legends Roberto Menescal, Oscar Castro Néves and Carlos Lyra.