Cantares – Munich’s Brazilian choir  »Que Baque É Esse?« The organiser

Cantares – Munich’s Brazilian choir
»Que Baque É Esse?«


| Kleiner Konzertsaal/Small Concert Hall

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Guest artists: Gilson de Assis (concept percussion) and Valdir Mendes (percussion)
Direction: Lilian Zamorano

Que Baque É Esse? – »What groove is this?« or »What a groove!« is the name of the new programme of Cantares, Munich’s Brazilian a cappella choir. Taken from the Música Popular Brasileira – Samba, maracatu, ijexá, baião, forró and coco – the repertoire reflects the country’s diverse musical and rhythmic moods: vivid, lively, upbeat, thoughtful, and sometimes cheeky.

Forever courageous and meeting every new challenge in life with music and stunning rhythms, this positive attitude is often the basis for the expressive lyrics of Brazilian popular music. Sometimes strains of melancholy weave into the joie de vivre: The atmosphere of a metropolis like Rio is palpable in Chico Buarque’s »Carioca«, the exuberance in the typical Brazilian mix of football, music and good food in João Bosco’s »Linha de Passe«. Voices of the jungle can be heard in »Na Mata«, and songs like »Borzeguim« by Tom Jobim speak to us of the hope of preserving nature and changing the world for the better. In Milton Nascimento’s solemn »Vera Cruz«, complex harmony, demanding rhythms and an ambiguous text about loss and hope are interwoven into a commanding song.

With the traditional music of Brazil and the songs of its outstanding composers, Cantares can draw on a wide thematic and tonal spectrum, which reflects both the country’s current realities and its musical diversity. Exchange with other musicians and the intensive study of the pieces enable Cantares to present complex choral arrangements with sophisticated body percussion. For this concert, Cantares is supported by well-known percussionists Gilson de Assis (arrangements) and Valdir Mendes.

This year, Cantares celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special anniversary concert in October. For most of this time, the choir was conducted by Lilian Zamorano, who has made a name for herself as a professional lecturer for Brazilian vocal music and rhythm and as an inspiring director of three choirs.

With the support of the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich (CANTARES – Verein zur Förderung brasilianischer Musik und Kultur e. V., Munich)