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Summer CCB - Music

Saturdays and Sundays | 07:00PM | Olive Tree Garden | Free entry


14 July 2018 | Olive Tree Garden | 07:00PM


Carla Pinto vocals
Marcos Lázaro violin
Jorge Vasconcelos electric bass guitar and double-bass
José Vilão drums and percussion

musaicus is a band of musicians with different musical experiences who have joined together to share their creativity with one another. The project was devised and created by Carlos Sanches (classical and Portuguese guitar) and Leopoldo Gouveia (classical guitar), while the following musicians were also invited to join them in this adventure: Carla Pinto (vocals, lyrics), Marcos Lázaro (violin), José Vilão (drums and percussion) and Jorge Vasconcelos (electric bass guitar and double-bass).
Denoting clear influences from jazz, blues, African and Latin American music, this band is already a reference in world music, creating a musaicus of intimate spaces between different forms of music, traditions, cultures and geographies.

15 July 2018 | Olive Tree Garden | 07:00PM

Jacqueline Mercado vocals, guitar and bombo legüero (bass drum)
Rui Meira guitar, charano and Venezuelan cuatro
Iúri Oliveira percussion

“A word says nothing and, at the same time, hides everything”

“Semibreves of the Word” takes us back to the forgotten origin and the primitive force of words and enables them to break apart and disintegrate, to touch us, to say what they have to say. They will be brought to us with cadences drawn from the Afro-American rhythms of a candombe, the sensuality of a landó, the force of a joropo, the freedom of a Peruvian festivity or a Cuban son.
This is a concert that pays special attention to the words of the songs – the music brings the text with it and the text releases the music, in a relationship that flourishes in a very particular way in Latin America.
Espírito Nativo is a group of musicians led by Jacqueline Mercado and Rui Meira, with different projects dedicated to Latin American music.

21 July 2018 | Olive Tree Garden | 07:00PM

António Eustáquio guitolão (12-string Portuguese guitar)
Carlos Barretto double bass

First thought of some ten years ago, this project has established its own niche both in Portugal and worldwide as a way of making this magnificent musical instrument better known, as well as further developing the careers of these two excellent creative artists.
The guitolão was designed and built by Gilberto Grácio, at the request of Carlos Paredes, who called it the "baritone Portuguese guitar". It is an instrument with a certain tension in its sound, but extremely well balanced between its high and low notes, which is the same as saying that it is simultaneously gentle and powerful.
It is presented here in a less traditional context, being joined by the sound of the double-bass played by Carlos Barreto, in a journey that takes us through the most varied musical territories: jazz, traditional music and even some rock music.
This is a conversation between the two instruments that were recorded together on CD when the duo passed through Portugal’s Aldeias do Xisto (the region of schist villages), playing in Lousã.

22 July 2018 | Olive Tree Garden | 07:00PM

Ricardo Torres clarinet
Vítor Nunes accordion
Pedro F. Sousa double-bass

A clarinettist, an accordionist, a double-bass player.
Who are they? Three friends.
What do they have in common? The desire to play together.
And so it is that, quite simply, they have the pleasure of sharing their music, which they play live without any tricks other than their virtuoso ability to play each instrument, creating and recreating sounds from a particular time in a particular space. Sounds that are forever bubbling up effervescently within this group, as a result of a memory that is so distant and remote and yet so intimate.
With the curious dexterity of a cat, they produce all kinds of music in various styles, ranging from traditional French songs to tango, jazz and bossa nova, and they even include a more current repertoire, always playing with the freedom and spontaneity that one would expect of a PETIT GATÔ! The group’s name is a play on words between “petit gâteau” in French (small cake) and “gato” in Portuguese (cat).

28 July 2018 | Olive Tree Garden | 07:00PM

Luiz Caracol vocals and guitar

Luiz Caracol is a Portuguese musician, a singer-songwriter whose work stems from his own particular form of miscegenation, resulting from the powerful influence exerted upon him by both the city of Lisbon, where he lives, and the southern hemisphere, Africa, where he has always felt that he belongs.
He has worked with such leading figures from the world of music as Sara Tavares, Zeca Baleiro, Manecas Costa, Fernanda Abreu, Uxía, Narf, Aline Frazão and Tito Paris, as well as having been a co-author with such names as Jorge Drexler, Fernando Pessoa, Mia Couto, José Luís Peixoto, Fred Martins and Edu Mundo, among many others.
Born in Portugal, but raised in Angola, Luiz Caracol has always acknowledged a great miscellany in his music and in the lyrics of his songs. Here the work of the great Portuguese singer-songwriters finds other resonances in the great names of Brazilian, Cape Verdean and Angolan songs, as well as in funk, rock and reggae.
That’s why, on his second album “Metade e Meia”, we can find this complete mixture of influences that exist within him, as well as many of the features that characterise him and his particular way of making music, in which the textures and sounds of a maritime and mulatto Lisbon are interwoven with his words and his stories, as well as with those of his co-authors.
It is the culmination of a sound-based, lyrical and musical journey that has gradually developed into full maturity and which is the result of his solo, but never solitary, career.

29 July 2018 | Olive Tree Garden | 07:00PM

Tatiana Carmo vocals
Rui Silva double-bass
Manu Teixeira percussion
Carlos Lopes accordion
Tiago Oliveira guitar

Having come into being in 2008, Rua da Lua were guided by the striking experience of dancing the Fado. Carlos Lopes, Tiago Oliveira, Manú Teixeira, Rui Silva, and later Tatiana do Carmo, have understood the chemistry that unites them and which flows from the original compositions that first began at that time.
This was how they came to adopt the name of a street (rua) and a moon (lua), into which all of their inspiration is channelled, all that once was and will be again, the unique versions revisited in what were the first small steps for the band, but giant steps for Portuguese music.
In Rua da Lua, the stories are down-to-earth, everyday affairs that evoke memories and look to the future, interpreting lifestyles and ways of feeling that are materialised when they are sung and applauded by those who listen to them.
A journey through what we already know, without our ever realising that it could be said this way.
The moon as a backdrop provides the light for a scenario in which the original songs are revealed and interconnected. “It’s good” to hear that “There’s life in the neighbourhood”, where you could hold a party for “Threepence”, where you can sing “Spraying Fado”, while “Maria Moon Woman” admits that she is the lover of the Sea. Where the passion is “Made from the Moon” and “Time, the master of no-one” begins to fly past and shows us “The end”, which from the outset takes on the appearance of a band that already has its own place.
Rua da Lua’s debut album includes nine original tracks and two delightful versions of songs that are still making history even today.
Excellent musicians and close accomplices, through the voice of Tatiana do Carmo, they create a new world, to which everyone, for one reason or another, feels that they belong.
Accordion, Classical Guitar, Double-bass and Percussion are the ingredients that conjure up a universal sound, which passes through generations and unites them, on a journey that everyone wants to repeat.

4 August 2018 | Olive Tree Garden | 07:00PM

Rui Drumond vocals
Marco Reis electric guitar
Ricardo Dick bass
Rui Reis drums
Aleixo Franco piano

Endowed with an unmistakable voice, Rui Drumond has, on this occasion, returned to his roots, re-discovering his comfort zone, visiting those areas where he has always found his inspiration... soul and jazz.
The Soul Journey is a journey that he undertakes between the old school and today’s modern soul music. Playing unique and original versions, together with some fusions, Rui Drumond and his backing band of top-class musicians have created a unique and compelling concert, filled with all the magic of soul.

5 August 2018 | Olive Tree Garden | 07:00PM

Claudio Alves vocals and guitar
Gonçalo Sousa harmonica
Cláudio Alves and Gonçalo Sousa present "Pela Rua Fora"
The "Pela Rua Fora" project was developed by the singer and guitarist Cláudio Alves and the harmonica player Gonçalo Sousa. Together, they explore a musical universe without any barriers, in which improvisation and musical dialogue are the very foundations of what they do!
"Pela Rua Fora is a solid construction based on the ephemeral, the whistle of an urban bird turned into foam on the pavement, a tide of dreams, a dance of fingers, a song to life beyond the stage " (text by Mili Vizcaíno)

11 August 2018 | Olive Tree Garden | 07:00PM

Catarina Santana ukulele and vocals
André Louro guitar and vocals
Eduardo Jordão double-bass and vocals
André Pontífice cello and vocals

Penicos de Prata compose music for poems of an erotic and satirical nature.
After working on poems included in the Anthology of Portuguese Erotic and Satirical Poetry, organised and published by Natália Correia in 1966 (and immediately apprehended by the supervisory authorities of the Estado Novo dictatorship), the band broadened the range of Portuguese authors that they resorted to, including, for example, contributions by António Botto, Fernando Pessoa, Liberto Cruz and Adília Lopes. With a double-bass, a cello, a ukulele and a guitar, Penicos de Prata combine poetry and music and associate it with the theatricality that can be clearly observed in their stage presence and in the use that they make of the voice.  In the view of Liberto Cruz, they do so “astutely and intelligently”, “without any frills, tricks or subterfuges”, finding in the musical accompaniment a way of reinforcing the disconcerting and transgressive nature of literary texts, invariably ironic and hilarious.
Penicos de Prata came into being in 2002, in Almada, when André Louro was invited by João Lima to put some erotic poems by Natália Correia to music. The project has since evolved into a quartet of voices and strings and has been kept going in parallel with the other artistic careers of the group’s members: André Louro and Catarina Santana are actors, while Eduardo Jordão and André Pontífice are classically trained musicians.
In 2015, they performed live at a number of summer festivals, such as the Festival Gesto Orelhudo, Festival Bons Sons and the highly acclaimed Festival Vodafone Paredes de Coura.
With dates already booked at the CCB and Vodafone Paredes de Coura for 2018, Penicos de Prata will present new songs with texts by Raquel Serejo Martins and Valério Romão.

12 August 2018 | Olive Tree Garden | 07:00

Mili Vizcaíno vocals
Cláudio Andrade piano and keyboards
Sebastien Scheriff drums and percussion
Yannick Nolting electric bass guitar
Cláudio Alves electric guitar and vocals

AAMA is a music project founded towards the end of 2016 by Mili Vizcaíno. It comprises musicians of various nationalities who live in the city of Lisbon. The word Aama means “Yes” in Tamil (an Indian language) and represents the group’s positive view about life and music!
Their music can be defined as an original western approach to Carnatic music, through the introduction of elements originating from other musical styles, ranging from jazz to flamenco. AAMA aren’t looking to be an Indian music group or a jazz band, since their vision of music is based on a joint process of composition and arrangement, resulting in an authentic, organic and different sound, arising from the various musical influences and experiences of each band member.
This project can be classified as World Music or Fusion, in which Indian music is the main source of inspiration.
Singing in Tamil, Sanskrit, Spanish, English and Portuguese, the Spanish singer Mili Vizcaíno (with backing vocals by Miguel Bosé) is partly accompanied by her Shruti Box. She is the leader of the project, captivating all those who listen to her with her powerful, sensitive and virtuoso singing.
The other members of Aama are:
•         Cláudio Andrade (Brazil) on piano and other keyboards (a member of the band of Seu Jorge and Gilberto Gil);
•         Sebastien Scheriff (Argentina) on drums and percussion (Carmen Souza);
•         Yannick Nolting (Germany) on electric bass guitar and other effects;
•         Cláudio Alves (Portugal) on electric guitar and vocals
AAMA offer anyone who attends their concerts or listens to their music the chance to enjoy a powerful musical journey across vast Indian landscapes combined with melodies of a mystical, intimate and fascinating nature accompanied by the band’s own very distinctive groove, in which improvisation is one of the essential parts of this music.

18 August 2018Olive Tree Garden | 07:00PM

Guilherme Madeira vocals
João Correia classical guitar
Ricardo Gama Portuguese guitar

In 2015, Guilherme Madeira, João Correia and Ricardo Gama joined forces to form something that brought out the best of the musicality that there is in each of them, combining various genres and ways of approaching music.
Each of the band members has a special history in their soul. Their music is a mixture of Fado and its accompanying guitar playing, combined with the heat of the wheat fields, running all the way from the meadows to the coolness of the mountains. Together they are known as the Três Bairros (Three Neighbourhoods).
One musician from Mértola in the Alentejo and another from Sintra in Estremadura joined together with yet another musician from the Ribatejo, in his hometown of Santarém, and they discovered that they all shared a passion for music and for Fado in particular.
The influences of this music, which six years ago was inscribed by Unesco on its list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, can be seen both in their choice of name, christening the group with the title of Casimiro Ramos’ song, and in the sound that they produce, with each member bringing the best of their musicality, combining various genres and ways of approaching music. Together, as a group, they have not sought to establish any special guiding thread or to cling to a specific genre; they have let themselves be led by their own various contributions, going wherever the music that all three of them compose takes them.


19 August 2018 | Olive Tree Garden | 07:00PM

Daniel Bernardes piano
João Mortágua saxophone

Daniel Bernardes and João Mortágua have come together for the first time, exclusively in response to the challenge issued by the CCB programming for the summer of 2018.
It promises to be a meeting between two excellent musicians with a lot in common.
Daniel Bernardes is a well-regarded figure in the Portuguese musical panorama and has gradually built for himself a career marked, in particular, by his exploration of the points of contact between jazz and traditional European music.
João Mortágua has appeared on the scene in recent years, but has already established a reputation as one of the most complete and challenging saxophonists of his generation. Besides having his own distinct sound, he presents a very personal vision of jazz, which he has made quite explicit in elegant and unpretentious compositions that offer us both solo improvisations and a particularly agreeable group dynamic.
What we can expect from these two performers is solid and affirmative music deriving from a mixture of diversified references and influences and a surprisingly elastic vocabulary, without their ever sacrificing or losing their own personal identity.

25 August 2018Olive Tree Garden | 07:00PM

André Fernandes guitar
João Correia drums
Francisco Brito double-bass

Anyone who has paid the slightest attention to the developments taking place in the Portuguese jazz world over the last decade and a half knows that, whenever we talk about guitarists, there is one name that stands out and remains above all suspicion: André Fernandes.
An excellent instrumentalist and an extremely gifted composer, he has already played with a whole host of leading Portuguese and foreign jazzmen, who have all praised his originality (Lee Konitz, Mário Laginha, Maria João, Bernardo Sassetti and David Binney, among others), his great vitality and his artistic versatility. A tireless defender of local jazz – not only as a musician, but also as a mentor of the Tone of a Pitch record company – André Fernandes will be playing in a trio format, in which he adapts his vast repertoire to an instrumentation that is more reduced than normal, and, in this way, he will be able to explore new sounds for his music.

26 August 2018 | Olive Tree Garden | 07:00PM

Ruben Alves piano
Miguel Amado double-bass
Carlos Miguel drums

The line-up of piano + double-bass + drums is probably the most distinctive in the history of post-bebop jazz.
With the legacy left by the trios of Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, and, more recently, Brad Mehldau, there is no denying the importance of such a musical formation.
KOLME offers us a new perspective of the jazz piano trio, due to the influences that the three musicians have absorbed from various musical areas as a result of the multi-faceted nature of their careers.
Composed almost exclusively of original compositions of their own, their repertoire is a most surprising one because of the differences resulting from their individual references.

1 September 2018 | Olive Tree Garden | 07:00PM

Gimba vocals and guitar
Jorge Galvão vocals and guitar

Tiroliro and Vladimir (in other words, the guitarists and singers Gimba and Jorge Galvão) offer us a legendary repertoire – one which has a great deal to tell – full of fresh and exciting songs!
Do you want to hear their story?...
The historic group Os Afonsinhos do Condado started out as a duo known as Tiroliro and Vladimir, who never got around to recording their repertoire based on two vocalists and two guitars, as the songs of the records that the public knew had been composed and released when the duo was already a trio (which included the no less legendary double-bass player and singer Nuno “Dr.” Faria!) ...
These songs that Tiroliro and Vladimir gave to the world in the golden age of Lisbon bars (the first half of the 1980s) were (and are!) – as has been said – “fresh and exciting”, and they have remained completely unchanged until the present day! It should be noted that this “golden age” refers to a period when other famous names were taking their first steps in many of these legendary bars, such as Jorge Palma, Mário Mata, Fernando Pereira, Michel, Alexandra Solnado, Telectu (Vitor Rua and Jorge Lima Barreto), Joaquim Caixeiro (later known as “Quinzinho de Portugal”), the ill-fated Rui Siqueira, Rodrigo d’Orey and many others. In short: a genuine hotbed of talent!
Thirty years later, in 2015, when the “Clube Royale” opened in the city’s now notorious district of Poço dos Negros, the duo received an invitation to unearth their trunk full of old songs and present their “ancient” repertoire in its original format, with two vocalists and two guitars.
After a period of rehearsals, which involved a lot of “cerebral archaeology” (given the hiatus of three decades...), the songs – composed when the band members were still in their twenties – have gained a whole new life, and here they are – ready for all audiences, as since then these boys (who are now middle-aged men) have played them non-stop!

2 September 2018 | Olive Tree Garden | 07:00PM

Fred Martins vocals and guitar
Ruca Rebordão percussion
Jed Barahal cello

The great bossa nova from Brazil in the poetry of Vinícius de Moraes and Tom Jobim.
In 1942, Vinícius de Moraes spent a few days at a friend’s house in Niterói, at Morro do Cavalão. While he was there, reading a book about Greek mythology, he could hear, in the distance, the sound of a drumbeat coming from a nearby favela or slum area, and the poet envisaged the Greek myth of Orpheus transposed to the setting of the samba schools. At that moment, his tragedy set in Rio de Janeiro was beginning to acquire its first act.
On 25 September 1956, the play was finally premièred at the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, with the participation of some of the great names of Brazilian culture from that time: Oscar Niemeyer designed the scenery, Carlos Scliar and Djanira made the posters, Abdias Nascimento’s Teatro Experimental do Negro provided the cast, which included such actors as Abdias himself, as well as Haroldo Costa, Ademar Pereira da Silva and Ruth de Souza, among others. It was the first time, in the history of the Teatro Municipal, that black actors had appeared on its stage.
It was also because of the play Orfeu da Conceição that Vinícius began his brilliant partnership with Tom Jobim. Through Lúcio Rangel, the poet got to know the composer and they both worked together on the soundtrack for the play. This was released as a record in the same year, becoming one of the starting points for an aesthetics that three years later would definitively be called Bossa Nova.
The programme that was drawn up for the CCB’s Music Days in 2017, paid homage to the great bossa nova of Brazil through the poetry of Vinícius de Moraes and Tom Jobim, and was completely sold out within two days of the tickets going on sale.
The Trio Orfeu, composed of Fred Martins on vocals and guitar, Jed Barahal on cello and Ruca Rebordão, are proposing a programme based on the hallowed classics of Brazilian bossa nova.

July 14 to August 31

Olive Tree Garden
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