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Brazilian Nights with Alexia Bomtempo, Davi Vieira and the Better Tones
When November 28, 2017 - November 29, 2017
07:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Where The Django 2 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10013, USA
Since relocating to New York City nearly 3 years ago, American/Brazilian singer Alexia Bomtempo has fully embraced, challenged, and redefined the Northern half of her American artistic roots. Equally comfortable wandering amidst hazy memory-inducing soundscapes as she is in delivering flowing melodies influenced by her beachside upbringing in Rio de Janeiro, Alexia is an artist of multiple worlds. Her sound is individual and confidently feminine, her songs embrace the raw emotion and sensitivity of great film score, the grit and honesty of American and British rock and blues, and the exploratory spirit of Tropicália. In 2008, she began touring throughout Brazil, Japan and the U.S in support of her debut release Astrolábio (EMI), and her 2013 English language tribute to the legendary Caetano Veloso, I Just Happen to Be Here (Biscoito Fino). Alexia will be releasing a new record in 2016, co-produced by the Grammy-nominated David Boyle (Patty Griffin, Glen Hansard, Trixie Whitley) and industry veteran Jake Owen (Augustana, DO Sounds).

About Davi Vieira -

DAVI VIEIRA was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, studied percussion, capoeira and dance. As a percussionist and vocalist Davi has contributed to recordings, share stage and/or toured live with such great artists as Sergio Mendes, Gilberto Gil, Angelique Kidjo, Carlos Santana, Carlinhos Brown, Siedah Garrett (Michael Jackson's vocalist) Forro in the Dark, Bebel Gilberto, Patrícia Marx, Steve Earle, Talib Kweli, Sun Ra, Gogol Bordello, Yerba Buena, Me'Shell Ndege'Ocello, Richard Bona, David Byrne, Alexander Kogan, Maria de Barros,Tony Mola/Bragadá, Muzenza and more. He was a co founder of Brazil's Hip Hop group MD MCs. MD MC’s appear on Tommy Boy’s Planet Rap compilation and have released CD and music video (Você Me Deixou) in Brazil with EMI records. Davi's hands could be seen on the opening footage of Ivete Sangalo's Madison Square Garden DVD playing urban objects around the city of New York. He was a member of the Off-Broadway show STOMP for ten years. Currently he leads and fronts a band that support the music of his album Ghetto Linha 8.

Davi Vieira is the voice of Armando, one of the characters in RIO (Blue Sky Studios/Fox Films) an animated feature from the makers of the Ice Age films. Other featured actors in Rio the movie: Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx, Will I Am, Anne Hathaway, Rodrigo Santoro and more...

As a solo artist Davi has performed in various veneus and events in New York, such as SOBs, Blue Note late night, Apollo Music Cafe, MoMA, Nublu, Le Poisson Rouge, Celebrate Brooklyn and Brasil Summer Fest.

Davi's music is a modern exploration of the sound of Bahia, Brazil -a foray into a part of Brazilian Music and Culture that is unique to Salvador and its universally distinct African Rooted traditions.

His latest release, Ghetto Linha 8 expounds rhythms that are native to the Brazilian Northern state of Bahia -while his vocal performances are a modern interpretation of Brazilian song styling via the prism that is New York City. As Rapper and as a singer, Davi possesses a distinctly unique voice and style born from being a Brazilian musician living and creating in New York City.

About The Better Tones

The Better Tones is an instrumental acoustic guitar duo created in New York City by Brazilian artists Alex Vaz and Alex Prol.

The music is a blend of Brazilian music styles such as samba, bossa nova, forró and MPB with American pop, folk and rock music, and a hint of latin/flamenco music.

Even though both Vaz and Prol have met many years ago in Brazil and played as sidemen for various major artists for over a decade, it was only when they moved to the Big Apple that they finally decided to make music together.

The Better Tones is the result of talent, friendship and creativity at the highest.

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7:30-8:30 The Better Tones

8:45-9:30 Alexia Bomtempo

9:45-10:30 Alexia Bomtempo

10:45-11:30 Davi Vieira

11:45-12:30 Davi Viera


Ongoing Events - 11/28/17