Vocalist and samba star Elza Soares is set to perform on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Barbican Hall in London. The concert is part of this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival. The show will include special guest Eska.
Known for her husky vocals, Elza Soares has been a defining presence in Brazilian music since the 1950s. She has appeared on over 50 albums and has worked with significant Brazilian artists such as Caetano Veloso, Chico Barque and Jorge Ben Jor.
Elza Soares’ latest album, The Woman at the End of the World (Mais Um Discos), released in June 2016 includes a set of experimental samba sujo (‘dirty samba’) where samba is with rock, free-jazz, noise and other experimental music forms, created with São Paulo’s underground musicians.
Soares will be joined on stage by special guest artist, singer-songwriter Eska, who will be performing with her band.
Tickets £17.50 – 25 plus booking fee
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.