HMC Presents: Mario Bakuna Band: Brazilian Landscapes
May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$25 – $45
Hamilton Music Collective Presents:
Mario Bakuna Band: Brazilian Landscapes
Thursday May 11, 2023
Mario Bakuna, acoustic guitar and vocals
Felippe Oliveira, bass
Junior Toniato, drums
Tickets: $45 / $25 (student)
New this season: Choose your seats at check out!
Doors at 7:00PM, show at 8:00PM (two sets).
Series tickets on sale Friday November 25, 2022 at 9:00AM.
Individual tickets on sale Friday December 2, 2022 at 9:00AM.
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About Brazilian Landscapes
After a very successful season performing at international festivals and prestigious music venues in Europe, Africa and Brazil, promoting his previous album, Mario Bakuna’s latest release is Brazilian Landscapes.
Conceived by Mario Bakuna, Brazilian Landscapes celebrates the best of Brazilian music and features new arrangements of material by great composers such as Emilio Santiago, Marcos Valle, Claudio Bertrami, Gilberto Gil, João Bosco, and the ‘forrozeiros’ Dominguinhos and Luiz Gonzaga.
Brazilian Landscapes is a legitimate piece of Brazilian Jazz and a tribute to the culture and memory of Brazilian people and is the result of years of inspiration he drew upon while travelling through Brazil, experiencing its rhythmic and harmonic richness.
From the arid landscape in the northeast that’s brought to the chorus of songs of forró, baião and xaxado, to the African influence found in Ijexá, the popularity of Samba and the sophistication of Bossa Nova, Mario and his musicians celebrate the most musically-rich territory on Earth.
About Mario Bakuna
Mario Bakuna is a London-based Brazilian composer, singer and guitar player, with twenty years of professional experience. He is a graduate of the Free University of Music in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Whilst there he studied with musicians such as Olmir Stocker, Roberto Sion and Roberto Bomilcar (the pianist who played with Frank Sinatra during his visit to Brazil). He travelled to Europe to expand his knowledge and skills and since settling in London Mario Bakuna became one the most prominent names and a reference of Brazilian Music in England. Mario widely performs in Europe at distinguished stages together with the finest musicians (such as Jean Toussaint, Liam Noble, Ricardo dos Santos, Edmundo Carneiro, Cacau Queiroz, Alain Jean Marie, Dudu Penz, and Filó Machado). His previous album show Where Rio de Janeiro Meets Bahia – recorded in Paris alongside the renowned Brazilian percussionist Edmundo Carneiro – travelled to pretty much most countries in Europe, not to mention Brazil and Africa, with sold-out nights and great feedback everywhere. Mario’s latest release as a quartet is Brazilian Landscapes.
About Jazz at the Gasworks
Hamilton Music Collective Presents: Jazz at the Gasworks showcases top Canadian and international musicians in jazz, blues, and improvised music. We are excited to welcome you back to the Gasworks following a $2.5 million transformation. Our new theatre has the same great stage, with a new sound system and expanded seating capacity for you to safely enjoy world-class music in downtown Hamilton!
All proceeds from ticket sales support the An Instrument For Every Child (AIFEC) program.
For more information about the Hamilton Music Collective and An Instrument For Every Child visit: hamiltonmusiccollective.ca
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