Elomar

Parcelada Malunga

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Elomar is one of the most personal Brazilian composers. He expresses in music the culture of his region, a part of the northeast that has developed through the centuries a spoken dialect and a musical folklore based in medieval modal influences received by successive waves of European invaders. His production has an ambivalent quality, at the same time unpolished and sophisticated. His violão playing is very authoritative (in his style), as he had classical formation. The album was recorded live in 1979 at the Teatro Pixinguinha in São Paulo, and he was joined at that show by internationally awarded classical Brazilian pianist Arthur Moreira Lima (piano/clavichord). The unusual setting was devised by both under the same concept: breaking the barriers between classical and popular music. Also present are the master of the violão Heraldo do Monte (former Quarteto Novo member), violinist José Gomes, and singer/composer/violonista Xangai

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