Brazil’s Gui Tavares fuses his musical experience with India’s incredible sitar player Baluji Shrivastav OBE.
A musical journey of 9,000 flying miles lands at London’s Rich Mix. Brazilian and Indian beats fuse with vocal techniques, rhythms and language in this must-see collaboration.
Gui Tavares’ musical journey started Sao Paulo, via Rio De Janeiro to London. Gui has performed with Brazilian stars, Ed Motta, Marcos Valle, Joyce Moreno and Azymuth.
Gui performed at the Casa Brasil event at Somerset during the 2012 Olympics and continues to compose, perform and teach music in London.
Baluji Shrivastav OBE, a blind musician, is one of India’s greatest instrumentalists. In 2012, Baluji performed at the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games.
Baluji performs and teaches worldwide and has recorded with artists including Stevie Wonder, Annie Lennox, Kaiser Chiefs, and Andy Sheppard.
Gui Tavares – Brazil
Gui Tavares’ musical journey started St Paulo, via Rio De Janeiro to London. Gui has recorded albums(performed) with Brazilian stars, Ed Motta, Marcos Valle, Joyce Moreno and Azymuth.
Baluji Shrivastavra OBE
Baluji Shrivastav OBE, a blind musician, is one of India’s greatest instrumentalists. Baluji performs and teaches worldwide and has recorded with artists including Stevie Wonder, Annie Lennox, Kaiser Chiefs, and Andy Sheppard.
Alua Nascimento, a former member of STOMP is also a musician, teacher and capoeirista who studied classical percussion at Sao Paulo's Music School and Brazilian popular percussion and vibraphone at Sao Paulo's Music University.
Gabi, as in the 2015/16 Cantar project, is the main voice tutor and will be participating in meetings, preparing voice classes, the voice programme, teaching vocal techniques on the workshops, participating on the rehearsals and sing some songs on the performances.
A double graduate in the South Asian Tabla (India) and Ethnomusicology (England) Mohanish is a musician, sound designer and music composer from India. As a Tabla player he has accompanied Pt Birju Maharaj, OBE Patricia Rozario, OBE Baluji Shrivastav; and has performed extensively with the SOAS Silk Road Collective in London.
Kaw Regis is a Brazilian singer, arranger, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist based in London. His music style is strongly influenced by bossa-nova, jazz, funk and reggae. In the UK, Kaw worked with many British artists including Maxi Priest and Basement Jaxx and also performed for Princess Anne and Principe Harry.