Alô Irmão! – Narf & Manecas Costa (Galicia Guinea-Bissau)

All Day
Jun 25th 2010
Galician and African music in fraternal encounter. Support from: Adriano Adewale - Brazil Part of City of London Festival
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Part of City of London Festival

 If there is a cultural exchange between borders that really works and bears fruits it’s the one developed between musicians from Galicia and the Portuguese-speaking countries. Manecas Costa, guitar player, singer and composer born in Guinea-Bissau is one of the most active in these musical excursions to the Iberian Peninsula’s northwest, having collaborated in the recording of a CD by Uxía Senlle and nurturing a project – Humor Neghro – with the Galician actor Carlos Blanco. Now, he goes on stage with one more Galician great, Fran Pérez (Narf), an open-minded singer / songwriter that has already worked with musicians from another lusophone country, Mozambique. In the show they put together – Alô Irmão! (Hello Brother!) – their voices and their acoustic and electric guitars use each other’s repertoire and original songs to sow an aesthetical ground where Galicia, Portugal and Guiné-Bissau communicate with the intimacy of what they are, brother countries.

Support from: Adriano Adewale, from Sao Paulo – Brazil.

Presenting work from his solo project SOUND JOURNEY.( after his exhilerating performance at the Barbican with fellow musician, Marcelo Andrade). Adriano will open this show.

Adriano moved to London in 2000 and formed his first UK band Sambura, which released one album: Cru. Performing in various festivals and venues, Adriano was introduced to Antonio Forcione and soon became part of the Antonio Forcione Quartet which has been performing all over the world.
In 2007 he formed international world-jazz quartet the Adriano Adewale Group releaseing their acclaimed debut album SEMENTES in 2008.
Adriano Adewale is Artist in Residence at the Lakeside Theatre University of Essex, an Associate Artist of SEGUE and an Escalator Artist supported by Arts Council England East.

Advance booking is highly recommended due to limited seating capacity