Madrid, Spain – Last spring Elba Ramalho suggested a meeting between
Madrid-based Brazilian guitarist and composer
Ribeiro and Brazilian singer-songwriter
César, which became a prolific adventure. The first fruit of this artistic
gathering was “Brincadeira” (fun). This song gave the name to a new CD, a result
of several months of intensive collaboration between these two Brazilian
Seven songs that feature north-eastern rhythms, with lyrics by Chico César
and the music by Zezo Ribeiro, are the essence of Brincadeira. This CD is
completed with a guitar piece of each of them and two more songs of Zezo with
the backing vocals of Chico.The lyrics of “Brincadeira” became a premonition:
Nossa brincadeira é a aliança
canta, dança e deixa o coraçâo mandar.
The CD will be released by Nubenegra in February. A European tour of Zezo
Ribeiro and Chico César is scheduled for May/June 2004.