The project Olá Brasil! is proud to present MPB3 in Malta. The band MPB3, comprises three Brazilian musicians who are leading the Brazilian musical scene in Rome at the moment – Evandro dos Reis (the band leader – voice, guitar and cavaquinho); Marcio Boaventura (cavaquinho, banjo and percussions); and Jorge Ronald Faller (percussions). They are playing Surfside, Sliema, Wednesday, 2nd September. In fact, this is their second set here; they played last Wednesday too. So don’t miss them this time round!
The MPB3 (‘MPB trio’) repertoire is primarily ‘Brazilian Popular Music’. They throw themselves into the frenetic rhythms of Roda de Samba and its more modern version Pagode (Zeca Pagodinho, Fundo de quintal, Jorge Aragão); the more famous and classic Samba de Raizes (Noel Rosa, Nelson Cavaquinho, Cartola, Paulinho da Viola); the refined melodies of Bossa Nova and Brazilian classics such as Djavan, Ivan Lins, João Bosco, and many others.
The members of MPB3 have been living and playing in Rome for some years now. Apart from their own personal projects, they meet regularly, every Thursday, under the name of Caciques de Roma, in a bar in upcoming Rome suburb San Lorenzo where they give life to the most famous Roda de Samba in the city. The streets of San Lorenzo are alive to their Samba till the early hours.
Evandro dos Reis (photo above), the group’s leader, from Sao Paolo, Brazil, studied singing, classical guitar and cavaquinho. He moved to Italy in 2002 already having recorded two albums there – “Latin Vibe, vol. 1&2” with Giacomo Bondi. In 2003, he collaborated with Jovanotti on stage at Live8 in 2005. In the early summer of 2005, he joined The Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, one of the most famous ensembles in Rome. He plays guitar, cavaquinho and sings.
Marcio Boaventura, also from Sao Paolo, came to Rome in 2008. He started researching Brazilian Popular Music, mainly the Samba de roda, Pagode, Partido alto and Samba de raizes. Last year, he was one of the initiators of the most famous Roda de Samba in Rome, together with Evandro and Ronald and many other musicians united under the name of Caciques de Roma. He plays cavaquinho, banjo and percussion.
Jorge Ronald Faller completes the trio and is also from Sao Paolo. Before the group, he led a life roving between Brazil, Argentina and Europe. He’s played percussion from early on. Since moving to Rome, he has been teaching percussion. He is also an active member of Scuola de Samba Roma-Rio and has played with the Coro Aquarela do Brasil and many other Brazilian groups in Rome. Today, he is one of the most appreciated Brazilian percussionists in the city.
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