Santa Mónica, California, USA – Brazilian singer and guitarist Vinicius Cantuária has made a live recording for Kufala Records titled Live: Skirball Center 8/7/03. The double album treats fans to his amazing live performances.
Recorded on a beautiful August night in the hills of Los Angeles at the Skirball Cultural Center, Vinicius opens with a haunting almost psychedelic version of “Procissão.” Recognized in his homeland as the quintessential musician’s musician, Vinicius Cantuária achieved his respected position in Brazilian music as a singer, guitarist, and percussionist, and by writing hit tunes for Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, and Gilberto Gil.
Cantuária penned Veloso’s first million-selling hit, “Lua e Estrela”, which is etched in the hearts of Brazilian music fans all over the world. He is now based in New York.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.