River of Music: Americas Stage (2012) 48 - Carlinhos Brown
22nd July 2012 at the Tower of London, London EC3.
BT River of Music Festival (free event, apart from booking fee).
This Festival was part of London 2010. Across 2 days and 6 stages it aimed to present musicians from every country represented at the Olympic and Paralympic games.
Country: Brazil. Style: Music from Bahia & other Brazilian styles.
Lineup: Carlinhos Brown [Antonio Carlos Santos de Freitas] (v/timbales/g/triangle/berimbau) plus 2 keyboards, electronics, trumpet, tenor/soprano sax, guirat, bass guitar, drum kit and two percussionists.
Carlinhos Brown is from Savadore, Bahia and his music can cover a range of styles such as bloco afro, samba, and MPB. Originally a percussionist, at this gig he focused on singing only briefly picking up a range of instruments. He gave a high energy performace to ignite the audience.
More information: www.carlinhosbrown.com.br/en/.