Where Rio de Janeiro Meets Bahia
'Where Rio de Janeiro meets Bahia' is a musical journey to Rio de Janeiro, the birthplace of Bossa Nova and on to 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. The album is a celebration of some of the greatest Brazilian composers and performers including the likes of Dorival Caymmi and (of course) Tom Jobim. Over to them for the final word: “We promise to transport the audience to a place where the real and the imaginary are experienced, all enhanced by the poetry of music”.
Mario Bakuna on acoustic guitar, voice and vocal trumpet; Edmundo Carneiro on percussion
Special guests: Pierre Bailot on fluets and soprano saxophone (3, 6) and Luiz de Aquino on acoustic guitar (1)