Â« Musiques et capoeira du BrĂ©sil Â» / 13 juillet 2005
Nelson LATIF, Fernando CORBAL, Bosco OLIVEIRA
Danseurs et percussions :
Claudio SAMARA, Claudio CAMPOS, Flavio GRILO
Afonso VIDA NOVA, Edson GOMES
La Tribu Baru prĂ©sente la musique brĂ©silienne sous un jour nouveau. En alliant la musique traditionnelle, le choro et les mouvements de capoeira, le groupe recherche les racines communes Ă la musique brĂ©silienne et Ă la danse. Ainsi se crĂ©Ă©e une performance hybride oĂą les capoeiristes et les musiciens entrent en interaction, naturellement.
Grupo Baru was created in the city of Brasilia, in Brazil. Formed by tree Brazilian guitar players, somehow tired of accompanying singers decided to form a group that would present the Brazilian music under a new perspective, unifying music and the movements of Capoeira. In their show the public will not only be able to enjoy the best of the Brazilian stiles, but also to see the connection that exist between the music of the country and the movements of the Brazilian Capoeira and dance. After a time of experimenting with several forms, and different esthetics concepts, and also researching the roots relating to the Brazilian music and dance. The group Baru came up with a hybrid form of perform, where the â€ścapoeiristasâ€ť and the musicians interact in a natural way. With music and Capoeira being elements of a new proposed form of â€śbrasilidadeâ€ť (A third century Brazilian way of being and seeing the world).
Nelson Latif â€“ Acoustic guitar and Cavaquinho.
Born in Sao Paulo, Latif has his background in the stiles of choro and Jazz. Gives the impressive fast melodies that are typical from the choro, and is responsible for the improvisations that give a jazz flavor to the groupâ€™s tunes.
Fernando Corbal â€“ Acoustic guitar and harmonic Glasses.
Born in Brasilia. Specialized in playing the harmonic glasses, crystal glasses tuned with water, and playing by wet fingers, Corbal is known by his compositions and his sound tracks for cinema and drama.
Bosco Oliveira â€“ Acoustic and 7 strings guitar.
Born in Brasilia. Oliveira comes from the classical guitar background, and now a teacher in the conservatoire of Brasilia. Oliveira is responsible in the group for the bassâ€™s counterpoints to the melodies and for the firing â€śflamenco likeâ€ť solos. A virtuoso on the 7 strings guitar, Oliveira has won several international classical guitar competitions.
A brief history of the group
Existing since the year 2000, the trio Baru has dedicated his performances to the stile of choro, a classical form of Brazilian music, that unifies the heritage from Europe, and itâ€™s erudite melodies with the rhythms from Africa.
Trio Baru has performed in the most representativeâ€™s theaters in Brazil, mostly in Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, as well in some countries abroad.
Every year Trio Baru spends around tree month touring abroad Brazil. And is steadily being a reference to the stile of choro and itâ€™s variations, to the public outside Brazil.
For the 2005 European season, Trio Baru will have four guests performers, they are:
Claudio Samara, Eduardo Bruzi and Afonso Vida Nova.
â€śCapoeiristasâ€ť and percussion players, these artists from Rio will present the Capoeira, and also play a piece called â€śorquestra de berimbauâ€ť, where they show this typical instrument from Brazil in all itâ€™s potentialities.
Also born in Rio, Gomes will play the whole universe of the Brazilian percussion, adding his experience acquainted in the Escolas de Samba in Rio, to the music or the group.