A series of short interviews online about art, music, and Brazilian culture.
Pocket Talk: Online Chat
May 4th, 2022 @ 5pm (NY)
Clelia Iruzun, Christina Margotto, and Fabio Neves.
Hosts: Madalena Sousa & Max Barros
In this Pocket Talk we will be talking to some of the musicians who will be participating in the 2nd International Festival of Classical Brazilian Music which will be presented by the Brazilian Music Foundation of New York on the 15th of May. The theme of the chat will be about African influences in classical music and Brazilian culture.
The final Pocket Talk In this series unites these three great musicians for an informal chat about Brazilian Pop Music. They discuss Bossa Nova influences on the MPB (Brazilian Pop Music) and world music. During the chat they also talk about their experiences at the MPB Festivals and their carrier achievements.
Eduardo de Góes “Edu” Lobo is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and composer. He achieved fame in the 1960s as part of the bossa nova movement. He has worked with, and his songs have been covered by artists like Toots Thielemans, Marcos Valle, Elis Regina, Sylvia Telles, Sergio Mendes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Maria Bethânia, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, Monica Salmaso, Sarah Vaughan, Earth, Wind & Fire, Caterina Valente and others.
Marcos Valle is a Brazilian singer, pianist, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He has produced works in many musical styles, including bossa nova, samba, and fusions of rock, soul, jazz, and dance music with Brazilian styles. He is considered one of the greatest Brazilian artists of all time.
Roberto Menescal is a Brazilian composer, record producer, guitarist, vocalist, and pioneer of bossa nova. In many of his songs there are references to the sea, including his best-known composition “O Barquinho” (“Little Boat”). He is also known for work with Carlos Lyra, Nara Leão, Wanda Sá, Ale Vanzella, and many others. Menescal has performed in Latin music genres such as Música popular brasileira (Brazilian pop), bossa nova, and samba. He was nominated for a Latin Grammy for his work with his son’s bossa group Bossacucanova in 2002 and received the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Special Awards in Las Vegas in November 2013.