Diogo Nogueira’s London debut
For all the samba lovers out there, November brings good news with Diogo Nogueira’s first ever London concert.
The Brazilian singer, son of celebrated artist João Nogueira, grew up listening to samba and going to concerts, and has become one of the most promising sambistas (samba musicians) of his generation.
With songs that range from samba de raiz to slower choro tunes, Diogo appeals to different age groups and has been gathering fans all over. He also writes sambas-enredo (carnival theme-songs) for his much-loved samba school Portela and in 2009, the singer was crowned four-times champion for his composition, having received top marks from the judges for his songs in both 2007 and 2008 parades.
This year, he also won the ‘Best MPB album’ award from MTV Brasil, for ‘Tô fazendo a minha parte’. In November, Diogo is running for ‘Best samba album’ at the Latin Grammys. And to think that his life could have been completely different, as his initial aspiration was to be a footballer, having even played for small teams. But a knee injury took him away from the fields and permanently onto the stages. Lucky for the audiences, who get to enjoy Diogo’s songs.
The tracklist for the performance at Guanabara will include samba classics as well as the repertoire from both his albums ‘Diogo Nogueira Ao Vivo’ from 2007 and ‘Tô fazendo a minha parte’, released last year, in which he presented original song composed by himself and also by MPB distinguished artists such as Chico Buarque, Ivan Lins and Arlindo Cruz, among others.
1st Nov, £10