Mario Bakuna and Edmundo Carneiro are delighted to launch their new album Where Rio de Janeiro meets Bahia at The Crazy Coqs. The album recorded in Paris-France brings in the core of its research the Afro-Brazilian rhythms from 'Recôncavo baiano' as well as the charm and subtlety of Bossa Nova.
The album is a journey to Rio de Janeiro, the birthplace of Bossa Nova, and Bahia, the city that best represents the powerful African influence in Brazilian music. Mario and Edmundo integrate the rhythmic roots of Brazilian music and its sophisticated harmonies in a very special duo performance - acoustic guitar & voice and percussion - celebrating great Brazilian composers like Dorival Caymmi and Tom Jobim.
Mario and Edmundo promise to transport the audience to a place where the real and the imaginary are experienced and enhanced by poetry and music.
Mario Bakuna is a London-based Brazilian composer, singer and guitar player, with over fifteen years of professional experience. His study focusses on Afro-Brazilian music, Samba, Jazz and Bossa Nova. He has been performing alongside musicians such as Jean Toussaint, Liam Noble, Roberto Manzin, Ricardo dos Santos, Cacau Queiroz, Alain Jean Marie, Filó Machado, and Andrew McCormack.
Edmundo Carneiro is a Brazilian percussionist based in Paris for over 30 years, Edmundo Carneiro toured over 66 countries and worked with international music figures such as Baden Powell, Tânia Maria, Steave Gadd, Ana de Hollanda, Rosinha de Valençia, Antony Jackson, Monica Passos, Chucho Valdes.
Should you wish to enjoy dinner or a light bite to eat before or after your show, Brasserie Zédel is located just across the foyer from Crazy Coqs. To book a table, please call 020 7734 4888 or visit us online at www.brasseriezedel.com/reservations.