Vinicius Cantuaria

Concert or Performance

3 Apr 2019 to 7 Apr 2019

Born in Manaus, Amazonas, Vinicius Cantuária grew up in Rio de Janeiro, and played with one of the first progressive Brazilian bands, O Terço. He released six albums in Brazil in the 80s. He moved to New York in the mid-90s and with his album Sol Na Cara, pioneered neo-Brazilian music in 1996. He then became one of the most important downtown New York figures, collaborating with artists as eclectic as Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, Brad Mehldau and Arto Lindsay.

As a composer, Cantuaria has had many successes, with “Lua e Estrela” (recorded by Caetano Veloso in 1981), “Coisa Linda,” “So Você,” and “Na Cançao.” As a sideman, he has performed with Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, to only name a few.

In New York, he released five internationally recognised studio albums and signed an artist contract with Naïve in 2008 which put out his album Cymbals, recorded with top New York musicians, Brad Mehldau, Michael Leonhardt, Dave Binney, and Erik Friedlander.


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Event Times

3 Apr 2019 to 7 Apr 2019

Once Only Event


Bird's Basement

11 Singers Lane, Melbourne, 3000

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