Caratinga Will Celebrate the Release of Na Ponta do Pé at Pizza on the Park in London

Caratinga -   Na Ponta Do Pé
Caratinga – Na Ponta Do Pé
Brazilian music band Caratinga will present its new recording, Na Ponta Do Pé (F-IRE CD 23), at Pizza on the Park in London on October 7th. The album comes out October 13.

Unique in the UK, Caratinga play acoustic music from Brazil’s richest and most beautiful traditions; samba and its instrumental twin style choro. Playing samba and choro’s traditional instruments such as bandolim (Brazilian mandolin), cavaquinho (the Portuguese/Brazilian cousin to the ukelele), seven-string guitar and pandeiro (tambourine), Caratinga’s superb lineup includes Anselmo Netto (Jazzinho, Hamish Stuart and others), Adriano Adewale (Netsayi Chigwendere, Antonio Forcione Quartet) and Idris Rahman (Soothsayers, Zoe Rahman group).

With dazzling acoustic interplay, infectious rhythms and gorgeous songs from a century-long tradition of Brazilian music, Caratinga have delighted audiences at festivals, theatres and arts centres throughout the UK.

In Autumn 2008 Caratinga’ release their second album Na Ponta do Pé, with 11 tracks of vibrant acoustic Brazilian music rooted in the choro and samba tradition.

Na Ponta Do Pé translates as “on the point of the foot” – it’s a Brazilian saying that expresses how the hottest samba is danced, how the most stylish football is played; it’s where real “swing” comes from.

Na Ponta Do Pé is a collection of five songs and six instrumentals, featuring seven original tracks alongside four newly created arrangements of songs by Chico Buarque, Ary Barroso, and others.

;UK Tour:


Tue 7 OCT Pizza on the Park – CD Launch
Fri 17 OCT Canterbury Festival
Sat 18 OCT Live & Local – Rowington Village Hall (Warwickshire)
Fri 24 OCT Razzle – South Glos
Sat 25 OCT Live & Local – Kings Newton (Derbyshire)
Sat 15 NOV Acorn Theatre, Penzance
Fri 21 NOV Pizza Express Jazz Club, Maidstone
Fri 28 NOV St Ethelburga’s, London


27 FEB Live & Local – staffs tbc Live & Local – Peel Centre (Derbyshire)
14 MAR Live & Local – Ashford (Derbyshire)
21 MAR Live & Local – Alrewas Arts (Staffordshire)

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