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Mônica Vasconcelos: The São Paulo Tapes

Saturday 3rd November 2018 - Starts 8pm



“Mônica’s record is such a moving, entertaining and educative contribution, just what’s needed to dry the tears, I think. It’s a seriously great project.” ~ Robert Wyatt

The São Paulo Tapes is the latest album by singer/songwriter Mônica Vasconcelos and features interpretations of compositions written by some of Brazil’s greatest “song-poets”, including Aldir Blanc, Chico Buarque, Ivan LIns and Caetano Veloso.

I grew up with these beautiful songs,” said Vasconcelos. “Crafted by real masters of songwriting during the dictatorship (1964/1985), under the scrutiny of censors, they have a power that transcends time and borders, I guess because they address universal themes. Love, freedom, justice. They can be joyful or sad – but they never fail to move you.

Robert Wyatt came out of “retirement” to work with Vasconcelos for a second time and produce the album.