World Music @ Noon: The Maria Farinha Band
Oct 4, 2012, 12:30pm-1:30pm
The Maria Farinha Band performs traditional Brazilian music as well as original compositions by bandleader Maria Farinha that are inspired by Brazilian music. The band recently toured Canada in support of their newly released album, Uwattibi.
Nominated for the International Jazz Award as best Brazilian jazz interpreter (California/2008), composer, singer, songwriter and producer Maria Farinhais considered one of the precursors of new contemporary Brazilian popular music. Her professional career, which began in the 1980s, has taken her from her native Brazil to the USA and more recently to Toronto, where she now lives. She has toured South and North America and has performed with leading international artists such as Brazilian composer Gilberto Gil.
Farinha has recorded four CDs: Planeta Banana, Endless Samba (released in the US), Kiss of Love (released in Brazil) and now Uwattibi, produced with the support of the Ontario Arts Council and released both in Canada and Brazil.
Farinha teaches jazz vocals at York, where she is also a doctoral candidate in music.
"...Maria Farinha’s latest album, Uwattibi, draws from a love story in Brazilian history: the forbidden love between a French colonizer and a Tupinambá woman in southern Brazil. Uwattibi, which means Ubatuba or the Place of the Canoes in Tupi-Guarani, fuses Brazilian music and North American jazz influences in an effusive release telling stories about love through music. Like José de Alencar’s novel, Uwattibi is also a journey about people, country, life, and nature."
|Location:||Martin Family Lounge, 219 Accolade East Building, York University, Keele campus|
|Posted by:||Judy Karacs|