MM Concerts - Cantorias
Just what is it about those voices that make Brazilian music as light as a feather? It’s as though it hardly touches the ground, so different to the much more earthy character of the music from the rest of Latin America. According to bass guitarist Breno Virícimo, the initiator of Cantorias, the secret partly lies in the softly rolling sounds of Brazilian Portuguese and in the smooth rhythms that naturally flow from it.
Moreover, Cantorias boasts four voices that sing in stunning close harmony, inspired by the vocal groups of old, among them Cuarteto and Cy. The idea for Cantorias arose spontaneously during repetitions for a live-stream by Studio 150, in which two numbers were adapted into close harmony for four voices. That was such a success that a complete program was set up with both reinterpretations of existing compositions for four voices and completely new arrangements.
Thanks to the apparent ease with which the women combine their voices as easily as watercolour paints, the unsuspecting listener has no idea just how much time and effort went into achieving this alchemy. That the whole project was completed during corona and all the accompanying restrictions makes the result even more impressive.
Femke Smit - Vocals
Lilian Vieira - Vocals
Anna Serierse - Vocals
Nina Rompa - Vocals
Lucas Figueiredo Santana - Flute
Daniel de Moraes - Guitar
Breno Virícimo - Bass guitar
Udo Demandt - Percussion
Get to know the story behind the musicians by checking out the Music Meeting Talks with Breno Virícimo following this concert with Cantorias.