Musician in Residence Brazil 2021, British Council/PRS Foundation

This blog is a documentation of my digital residency from March-April 2021.

Please join me in this journey, as I meet the local people and musicians, and discover the music of Diamantina!  

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#10 Meeting Xandreli, composer & singer from Diamantina

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#9 João Gilberto in Diamantina

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#8 Discovering Chorinho: the father of Samba, the grandfather of Bossa Nova

From left to right: Gabriel Tasso (6-string guitar); Evandro Archanjo (flute); Rafael Oliveira (pandeiro); and Álvaro Maia (7-string guitar)
From left to right: Gabriel Tasso (6-string guitar); Evandro Archanjo (flute); Rafael Oliveira (pandeiro); and Álvaro Maia (7-string guitar)
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#7: Introducing Jazz in Diamantina – the story of JK Jazz Band

Claudivan Souza e Silva, conductor and founder of JK Jazz Band
Claudivan Souza e Silva, conductor and founder of JK Jazz Band
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#6 Vesperata: the musical identity of Diamantina as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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#5 Young Musicians in Diamantina

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#4 Music in Nature - Gruta do Salitre

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#3 Travelled music from Diamantina - Baroque to Bossa Nova (Part 1)

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#2 Composing for Vesperata

Vesperata pre-Covid, at Rua da Quitanda
Vesperata pre-Covid, at Rua da Quitanda
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#1 Filming

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