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Daniel Santiago and Pedro Martins, Two Exceptional Guitarists from Brazil

Daniel Santiago & Pedro Martins – Simbiose (Adventure Music, 2018)

Simbiose is an exquisite guitar album by two of Brazil’s finest guitarists: Daniel Santiago and Pedro Martins. It’s a delightful set of interactions between acoustic and electric guitars with the addition of mesmerizing wordless vocals.

Most of the compositions are by Daniel Santiago except for one, where Pedro Martins takes the lead. The captivating music contains contemporary acoustic, jazz, classical and Brazilian traditional music elements.

Daniel and Pedro are friends, who grew up Brasilia. Daniel Santiago plays the acoustic guitar and Pedro Martins is on electric guitar. Both musicians provide vocals as well.

Simbiose is a masterfully constructed album filled with emotion and virtuosity.

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Artist Profiles: Daniel Santiago

Daniel Santiago

Originally from Brazil’s capital (Brasilia, DF, 1979), virtuoso guitarist Daniel Santiago has played with such notables as Hermeto Pascoal, Ivan Lins, Maria Bethania, Ney Matogrosso, Jo?o Bosco, John Paul Jones, Richard Galliano, Toninho Horta, Guinga, among several others. Here is what Guinga himself wrote about Santiago, “The architecture of this guitar is particular and mysterious. Sometimes it is like the strings are thrown in the outer space… It is nostalgic and futuristic. Sublime! That’s the Santiago way!

Daniel Santiago has performed with the Hamilton de Holanda Quintet.

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