Travels In Lusomania

Toronto, Canada – Nuno Cristo will present a musical
extravaganza dedicated to the music of the Portuguese diaspora with bagpipes and
Brazilian drums, Portuguese guitar and Fado, masks and Capoeira, mbira and
ukuleles. The event will take place at Lula Lounge,
1585 Dundas St. W., Toronto, on Wednesday, March 30. Doors open at 7:00PM. Show
begins at 8:00PM, $10. Phone: (416) 588-0307.Anticipating the release of his second CD later this year, Nuno Cristo presents
a pallet of sounds that belong to the Lusophone imaginary. Travels In
will take the listener from Trás-os-Montes (Portugal) to India,
passing through Africa and Brazil. The instruments that the Portuguese have
played, encountered and transported over centuries of travels will be the focus
of this concert, a collaboration between local fellow musicians:

Nuno Cristo (bagpipe, ukulele, mbira, campaniça guitar, Portuguese guitar,
Odalis Cuesta (bass)
Larry Lewis (classical guitar)
Helen de Sousa (voice)
Maracatu Nunca Antes (Brazilian percussion ensemble)
Clay & Paper Theatre (masks & costumes)

Special appearance by Catarina Cardeal & Mike Siracusa

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and 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.