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WORKSHOP and CONCERT: BRAZILIAN SONGWRITING AND CREATIVE SINGING

Brazilian Workshop
Brazilian Workshop

This workshop introduces compositional gestures which feature the Brazilian contemporary popular song regarding music and lyrics. The original poetic intentions are highlighted and interpreted for non-Portuguese speaker audiences, illustrating songwriting choices and models. Creative approaches are experienced through collaborative improvisation, representing social and historical aspects of Brazilian musical cultures from different regions. Samba, bossa nova, afoxé, baião, maracatu besides pop-rock influences, fusions and appropriations of South-American styles such as milonga, chamamé and candombe are presented. Reflections and tips about Brazilian singing will be offered for non-Native Portuguese speakers starting from easy examples to more sophisticated songs in a musical clinic. Both participants and observers can take part of the activity, which is not only directed for musicians, but also for writers, actors, performers and educators.

 



About Leandro Maia

 

Singer-songwriter and lecturer of Popular Music at Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil, Maia wrote the albums Palavreio (2008), Mandinho (2012) and Suite Maria Bonita e Outras Veredas (2014), which was granted the Prêmio Funarte de Música Brasileira. Maia has written music for theatre, dance and movies and has collaborated with artists such as André Mehmari, Vitor Ramil and Marcelo Delacroix. In the UK, Maia has played and recorded with the quartet Kusanganisa (Chartwell Dutiro, Nick Sorensen and Chris Blanden). Awarded as the best singer in the Premio Brasil-Sul de Música (2013) and Premio Açorianos de Música (2015), Maia was granted the first Prêmio Ibermúsicas for popular song composition, conceived by the Organization of Ibero-American States (2015). Maia’s music can be located inside the huge tradition of Latin-American songwriting, working with new approaches in genres such as chamamé, samba, maracatu, candombe, zamba and milonga, as well as jazz, experimental music and chamber music. He has also published ‘Palavreio – Poems (2013)’ and has participated in the collections about music, literature and philosophy. Leandro Maia recently participated as a guest in a concert with Ivan Lins and Ulbra Chamber Orchestra and is currently a PhD researcher at Bath Spa University/UK developing the study Poetics of Brazilian Song. He has a Masters in Brazilian Literature (UFRGS) and a Degree in Music (UFRGS), having studied classical guitar, choir conducting and music education. www.leandromaia.com.br   
SUÍTE MARIA BONITA E OUTRAS VEREDAS
 
     
   
 
     
     
 
   
 
 
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