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Brazilian melodies and syncopated rhythms in Sandy Hill

Elizabeth Grace

In his solo recital in the Chapel of allsaints Event Space on December 28, 2017, Brazilian-born Luciano Lu warmed the hearts of Ottawa concert goers with melodies and rhythms from across the globe.  He delighted his listeners with an impressive variety of musical styles, from classic bossa nova, to folk and jazz.  Truly multi-talented, he sang in Brazilian Portuguese, English and French, and accompanied himself on guitar and accordion.  Lu’s versatility was also showcased in a mix of traditional and less-well known songs and original compositions.

Those who missed this wonderful concert will have the opportunity to attend others in a series of Latin American music presented by Editorial Mapalé, a local promoter and publisher of South American arts and literature.

Two more concerts have been confirmed for the Chapel at allsaints Event Space (corner of Blackburn Street and Laurier Avenue East).

February 21, 2018: Musical Synergy with Sol da Capital

Singer-songwriter Rachel Beausoleil and guitarist-composer Evandro Gracelli reunite for an evening of Pan-American jazz. They will be joined by sax and flute player Jasmin Lalande. This intimate concert is a rare opportunity to hear them together, as Evandro is returning to Canada only for a short time. Come in for some cool improvisation, original songs and classic melodies from Canada to Brazil.

March 21, 2018: Duo Waqay

Known for their unique and symbiotic connectivity while playing together, Duo Waqay has perfected their musical dyad over the course of the past nine years. The fusion of Alejandro Vegas’s Cuban heritage and Gabriela Iznardo’s Peruvian and Argentinian background lead to the creation of a unique sound.

More information about this series can be found at http://www.facebook.com/EditorialMapale

These events are a welcome addition to the nightlife and cultural scene in Sandy Hill.