Vinicius Cantuaria’s Barbican return
An album sales sensation in Brasil, Vinicius lives like an underground musician in New York. Searching for the new and unknown, he’s collaborated with the jazz of Bill Frisell and the eclectic multimedia of David Byrne, reflecting his own musical style, and he still loves to get sounds out of everything, even pizza boxes. For his latest album, Samba Carioca, he invited 3 veteran pianists to experiment and play around, being João Donato, Marcos Valle and Brad Mehldau. Explaining his inspiration he said that “piano helped bring samba into contact with other cultures”, it helped the crossover between samba and jazz. Not forgetting his acoustic guitar or percussive side, Vinicius promises a beautiful Barbican show, with Rodrigo Leão warming up the stage on the night.
25th May, 7.30pm, £15-£22.50