Arts + Culture

Kenia: Celebrating 60 years of Bossa Nova

Dec 11, 2019 - Dec 11, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Brazilian songstress Kenia is renowned for her ability to translate the complex rhythms of her homeland into jazzy creations that embody the best of the Brazilian sound–deep and sultry, richly diverse, unexpectedly explosive.

Kenia will take you on a musical tour from big named standards (think Gershwin, Lennon and McCartney), to works by contemporary composers (Romero Lubambo, Luiz Simas), and finally to song written for Kenia by Antonio Adolfo and Ivan Lins. The music ranges from nimble vocalese to jazz-edged forró, a style from Brazil’s Northeast and includes many high-energy tributes to influential Brazilian jazz musicians.

Wesley Amorim is a guitarist, composer, and arranger from São Paulo, Brazil, started his musical journey at the age of 11years old. Graduated in music from the São Caetano do Sul Arts Foundation (FASCS). At 17, he began playing and recording professionally using a wide range of music genres, from Brazilian to jazz, rock, pop, and gospel. He has performed in Broadway musicals, including Jesus Christ Super Star and The Lion King, and with countless artists. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, The Metropolitan room, the Dimenna center, Club bonafide, and many others.

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