Tall apartment blocks in São Paulo
Música popular from one of the most populous cities in the world: residential buildings in São | Picture: paulisson miura (CC BY 2.0)

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Musikfest Berlin



Brazil’s “música popular” is more than just bossa and samba: European harmonies, syncopated African rhythms and pieces by well-known international names like Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil all meet in arrangements by the São Paulo Big Band.


São Paulo Big Band
Daniel D'Alcântara conductor
Paula Lima vocals
Claudia Nascimento flute
Sergio Burgani clarinet
Rubén Zúñiga vibraphone
Antonio Ribeiro artistic direction


Works by Ary Barroso, João Bosco, Aldir Blanc, Pixinguinha, Gilberto Gil, Tom Jobim, Jorge Ben Jor, Caetano Veloso, Tom Jobim, Chico Buarque, Jorge Aragão and other composers

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In co-operation with Berliner Festspiele

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