Artist Profiles: Ricardo Rocha

Ricardo Rocha

Ricardo Rocha is unanimously considered the best Portuguese guitar player of his generation. Rocha plays several instruments (Portuguese and classical guitar and piano) and also composes pieces for other singers and musicians.

He divides his career between well known fado houses (Taverna do Embufado and Velho Pateo de Santana) and performances with other artists. Rocha has been playing with popular Portuguese performers like Maria Ana Bobone, Maria Joao, Joao Paulo Esteves da Silva and Amelia Muge.

Discography:

Luz Destino (MA Recordings, 1996)
Voluptuária (Vachier & Associados, 2003)
Tributo À Guitarra Portuguesa (Corda Seca, 2004)
Luminismo (Mbari Musica, 2009)
Resplandecente – Quartetos E Solos Para Guitarra Portuguesa (Mbari Musica, 2014)

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.

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