GRAMMY-WINNER, FOUNDER OF TROPICALISMO AND WORLD MUSIC SUPERSTAR CAETANO VELOSO, BRINGS HIS SOARING TENOR VOICE AND BAND, FEATURING HIS US RELEASE Cê TO THE PASADENA CIVIC AUDITORIUM

 

 

Brazilian Nites Productions presents Caetano Veloso, who appears in Southern California for only his fifth time in his 30-year plus career. His debut in1997 at the Pantages Theatre with Fina Estampa, and in his first ever US Tour with the release of 1999 Grammy Award-Winning Livro garnered widespread critical acclaim. Both concerts were produced by Brazilian Nites Productions. The internationally known artist graces one of the most revered performance halls in the nation, Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 8:00 p. m.

A native of the state of Bahia , Caetano Veloso is one of the most important figures in contemporary Brazilian music. His poetry, polemic, is considered a master piece. He writes his songs as a painter would paint on his canvas. In fact, he makes every melody he sings sound luminous and newly discovered. The Grammy Award winning artist is perhaps Brazil ’s greatest contemporary songwriter and is among the most significant individuals to come out of the late 60’s Tropicalia movement. The foundation of Veloso’s intensely eclectic music is the rich Bahian musical heritage that was influenced by Carribean, African and North American pop music and the cool seductive bossa nova sound exemplified by Joao Gilberto.

Jon Pareles, from The New York Times best describes Veloso as "one of the greatest songwriters of the century: a master melodist, a lyricist who merges surreal imagery with a sense of history and a sense of humor, a singer whose voice radiates tenderness and supple swing and a musician who connects to traditional music, pop and jazz from all over."

A founder of Brazil ’s genre-crossing Tropicália movement in the ’60s, he continues to blend new styles in the 21st century—as heard on his rock-infused new CD. Caetano Veloso’s Cê was released by Nonesuch Records on January 23, 2007. The record includes twelve original songs by Veloso (vocals, nylon and steel guitars), who recorded them in the spring and summer of 2006 with a rock band of younger musicians: Pedro Sá (electric guitar), Ricardo Dias Gomes (bass, Rhodes piano), and Marcelo Callado (drums); it was produced by Sá and Moreno Veloso. Additionally, Pedro’s brother, Jonas Sá, sings guest vocals on one track (Cê was released in Brazil in the fall of 2006.) For video, interviews and more please log on to:



Brazilian Nites Productions was created to increase the awareness of Brazilian culture, music, art and dance in quality productions in Southern California . Brazilian Nites Productions has successfully promoted and produced events since 1989 in Los Angeles County and has been working and growing in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission for the past 14 years. A scroll from the County of Los Angeles was awarded to them for being the leading producers of Brazilian artists and culture in Southern California . Some of the artists who have been part of these events are; Caetano Veloso, Flora Purim & Airto Moreira, Dori Caymi, Geraldo Azevedo, Tribute to Maestro Moacir Santos, Gal Costa, Olodum, Djavan, Moraes Moreira, Elba Ramalho, Maria Rita, Daniela Mercury, Beth Carvalho among others. Brazilian Nites Productions is headed by Patricia and Gilberto Leao of Burbank .

This event is co-sponsored by DISH NETWORK / TVGLOBO, Brasil Best, BrasPrint, O.N.E. Coco, Remo Inc.

The Pasadena Civic Auditorium is located at 300 E. Green Street , in the heart of historical Old Town Pasadena .

Date: Wednesday, November 14

8:00 PM

Place: Pasadena Civic Auditorium

300 E. Green St , Pasadena , CA 91101

Price: $88, $68, $58, $48, $38

Pasadena Civic Audtorium Box Office:

Box Office Numbers
626-449-7360 phone; 626-395-7132 fax
Box Office Hours
Monday - Friday 12noon - 6:00pm, open evenings and weekends of events

Or at Ticketmaster by calling 213-365-3500 or 714-740-7878 or via the internet at www.ticketmaster.com

Information & Mailing List:

(818)566-1111

Web Page: www.braziliannites.com

E-mail: [email protected]


 

 


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