Virtuoso Brazilian guitarist, percussionist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Celso Machado, transports his audiences through the richness and diversity of Brazilian music and beyond.
Brazilian music has arisen out of various blends of Classical European, African, Portuguese and Indigenious influences. While Celso’s music is rooted in Brazilian rhythmic and melodic styles, it also reflects his incurable fascination with other world music traditions. He finds similarities between the music of southern Italy and northeast Brazil, the Egyptian Maqsoum and the Brazilian Baião rhythm, the Moroccan Gnawa rhythm and Afoxé and Samba. Celso incorporates these influences into his own sound: his own unique contribution to the ongoin evolution of Brazilian music.
Drawing on his thorough study of classical guitar, Celso composes for guitar and ensemble. His remarkably innovative compositions are infused with a rich knowledge of the traditional music of Brazil: samba, choro, baião, frevo etc.
The NBT Blues Celebration is back, and it’s all following your encouraging support during our 5-night Blues Celebration last July. We’re doing it again. The big difference this time around is a 6-night performance schedule!
Expect only the best blues performers in town and get ready for the very much-anticipated revival of the Blues Gang. Yes, you read that right.
Blues fans & music lovers rejoice as The Blues Gang’s original lineup, Purple Haze, Amar Sundy, Blues Train, Silver String, Jamie Wilson, Julian Mokhtar & Ito are all set to quench your Blues thirst.