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.
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.