Denver's Music Appreciation Society

Jovino Santo Neto & Martin Kuuskmann | Feb 20

4 hours ago

Music Appreciation Society & Denver Eclectic Concerts are excited to present Grammy nominated musicians Martin Kuuskmann, a virtuoso bassoonist from Estonia and Jovino Santos Neto, a pianist and composer from Brazil. They'll join forces to interpret a selection of lyrical pieces by Brazilian composers. Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal, Santos Neto, Pixinguinha, Edu Lobo and more. Expect beautiful and profound melodies, inspired interpretations and deep musical interactions.

Paula Santoro, Ian Faquini & Quartet | Sound of Brazil

Oct 23, 2016

The album art was developed based on a traditional Northeastern art called Xylography, in which the artist develops an image by engraving wood with a metal object. Likewise, Ian Faquini and Paula Santoro engrave their music into the listener’s heart as the metallic harmonics of the voice interplay with the wooden tone of the guitar. The lyrics of the CD describe the exuberance and poverty of that region of Brazil –the joy, colors and natural beauty, but also sadness, drought and longing of a people who are accustomed to extremes.