The 2021 tour of the artists begins in Lisbon, in a single presentation on October 15th, at 7 pm, at the Quinta Camélia Gardens, in Sintra.
Lisbon was the European capital chosen by Fred Martins and Jacques Morelenbaum to start the international tour that both will perform together this year. The artists will be together again on the stage of Quinta Camélia Gardens, in Sintra, two years after the first concert, for a single performance on October 15th, at 7 pm. Then, the duo goes to Italy, with concerts in Rome, Perugia, Padova and Latina, ending in Praia, Cape Verde.
This won’t be the first time that these two great Brazilian artists come together for a memorable encounter on Lisbon’s stages. In 2019, cellist Jacques Morelenbaum was here for three performances alongside singer, composer and guitarist Fred Martins. At that time, in addition to Camélia Gardens, they also performed at the Palacete do Príncipe Real, on Rua das Pretas, and Jaques also participated in the recording of the song Doceamargo, in partnership with Fred Martins and Marcelo Diniz inspired by the afro-sambas of Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes, which is part of Ultramarino, a new album by Fred Martins, released in May this year.
The minimalist concert lineup brings together samba and bossa nova classics in homage to composers such as Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Chico Buarque, Carlos Lyra and Nelson Cavaquinho. The duo will also present original songs such as A Daughter of Porta Bandeira and Zona Sul, both written by Fred Martins, in addition to the aforementioned Doceamargo.
A little about Fred Martins
Outstanding among the artists of his generation, singer, composer and guitarist Fred Martins offers a repertoire as diverse as it is qualified and that refers to the emblematic Brazilian composers. Fred has just released the album “Ultramarino”, which brings together songs composed in the years he lived between Portugal and Spain and has musical production by Hector Castillo (winner of four Grammy Awards and collaborator of David Bowie, Björk, Lou Reed and Philip Glass, between others). The repertoire condenses in a contemporary way elements of samba, bossa nova, blues and Iberian music such as fado and flamenco. With eight albums released, his compositions were also recorded and performed by Adriana Calcanhoto, Ney Matogrosso, Maria Rita, Zélia Duncan, MPB4, Joana Amendoeira and Susana Travassos, among others. Fred Martins’ songs are part of the soundtracks of soap operas and series on Rede Globo, and the artist is part of the group of musicians in the special Rua das Pretas, on RTP. Fred Martins also recorded the TV special Tempo Afora (Canal Brasil), later released on DVD. He recently released the DVD A Música é meu País, shown as a TV special by RTP1 in Portugal and by Globosat/Canal Brasil in Brazil.
A little about Jaques Morelenbaum
Cellist, arranger and musical director Jaques Morelenbaum is a central figure in Brazilian music. Known worldwide for his participation in albums and concerts by Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Marisa Monte, Gal Costa, Sting, Mariza, Cesária Évora, Henri Salvador and Ryuichi Sakamoto, among others. Morelenbaum won a Grammy Award, composing soundtracks for films and directed important Symphony Orchestras.