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Celso Machado: Caribbean rhythm in London


On the 16th of September, this acclaimed Brazilian guitarist, will not only be making his debut but will also be giving masterclasses to his fans.

Diana Beltran

His combination of passion, cultural diversity, style, strength and talent is what makes the singer, guitarist and successful percussionist so popular with the public and is why he is considered “the most important Brazilian guitarist of the new generation”.

Born in Brazil, he has been delighting people with the combination of his voice, his irresistible rhythm and his ability to reproduce bird calls using percussion and wind instruments for 40 years.

Celso Machado, guitar legend, will appear on Friday the 16th of September at 7.30 pm, creating an infectious atmosphere with his thrilling pieces, making the whole of Bolívar Hall vibrate. He will do this using his guitar and using the percussion of his whole body: mouth, chest, hands and legs are all characteristic of his performances and this is why he is recognised as “a force of nature”.

Some of the pieces to be performed are: “Lamento Andino”, “Jogo da Vida”, “Balaio de Gato” and “Fantasía Brasileira”, among many others.

As a special feature of his stay in the English capital, Machado will be giving masterclasses to all those guitarists of advanced level who wish to meet him and who are interested in following the artist’s musical repertoire. This will take place on Saturday the 17th of September at 3.00 pm in Bolívar Hall, and participation with other instruments is also allowed.

To take part in the masterclasses, send an email to ILAMS info@ilams.org.uk.

This is an ILAMS event, organised in collaboration with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Embassy of Brazil and KAPA Productions. For more information: www.embavenez-uk.org/pdf/lcgf_2011.pdf

(Translated by Ellie Swan – Email: ellied.swan@gmail.com)

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