“Ruge – Poemas e Canções” took the stage at Maria Matos

"Ruge" a show about love, passion, revolt, life, its encounters and desires.

Rodrigo Guedes de Carvalho presented at the Teatro Maria Matos, in Lisbon, the show “Ruge – Poemas e Canções”, accompanied by the piano by Rúben Alves and Daniela Onís gave his voice to the songs.

The author wrote the poems, where the journalist, exposes his soul. Life, domestic violence, divorce, disappointments, submission, biting humour, were the themes sung and recited.

Ruge” is the word whispered, sung and enchanted, transmitted to an audience thirsty for dreams, for hope with the voice of Daniela Onís and the piano “voice” of Ruben Alves, which enchanted a full house, but keeping the DGS rules, a show that deserved, an old normal full house applause.

In their introduction to “Ruge“, Rodrigo Guedes de Carvalho and Daniela Onís tell us that the show was born out of a passion for words, which came together in sentences. Then they grew up and became an urgent thing to be said and heard. The microphone was placed close to the heart.

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Publicado por Portugalinews em Quarta-feira, 9 de setembro de 2020

Then the music came and they held hands, with the beautiful musical arrangements by Ruben Alves.

In “Ruge” there are dramas and outbursts, and laughter barely hid ironies.
Without any fear of showing emotions, “Ruge” is a narrative of poems and songs about us all.

With Rodrigo Guedes de Carvalho, Daniela Onís and Ruben Alves, this was another magnificent show produced by “Força de Produção“.

Rodrigo Guedes de Carvalho

A professional journalist, he made is debut on RTP and later switched to SIC, with the start of private TV.

In 1992 he entered the writing with the novel “Daqui a Nada“, winner of the Young Talents Prize of the UN and in 1997 he received the Special Jury Prize of the International Festival of Great Reports and Documentaries in France, for the television report “The Human Condition“, on hospital emergencies.

Debuts in cinema writing the script for the short film “O Ralo“, co-directed by his brother Tiago Guedes and Frederico Serra and the film “Alta Fidelidade” by SIC. Writes the play “Os pé no Arame“.

He publishes the novels “Mulher de Branco” in 2006 and “Canário” in 2007. In 2010 he received the prize for best script, in the CinEuphoria prizes, for “Entre os Dedos“. He appears in a small role, as a Judge, in the telefilm “Bloody Night“.

In 2015 he wrote the lyrics and music for “Cansada“, the anthem of the APAV association. The poem about domestic violence was sung by Aldina Duarte, Ana Bacalhau, Cuca Roseta, Gisela João, Manuela Azevedo, Marta Hugon, Rita Redshoes and Selma Uamusse.

IN 2017 he writes “Pianista de Hotel” and in 2019 he presented his new musical project “Xave“, his composer and lyricist with the voice of “Isabelinha” interpreting the singles “Se era Amor” and “Noite Vez” that belong to the first album of the group “Finalmente“.

Daniela Onís

Was born in Lisbon. She graduated in Tourism, but her love for theatre and dance led her to also take a degree in Theater, at the School of Theater and Cinema in Lisbon.

She works in television, has a special taste for writing, namely for musicals, and for other singers. For “RugeDaniela composed lyrics and music for “Canta Maria, Dança“.

In 2018 she was selected as a songwriter at the Song Festival, with the themes “Descaminhos” and “Canta Maria, Dança“.

She also participated in the first Portuguese musical, “The Portugueses, A Musical Comedy”, staged by Sónia Aragão and Ana Brito e Cunha and composes her own music themes.

Ruben Alves

Born in 1976 completed his musical studies at 21, musician, pianist and composer. In Barcelona, he completed his Jazz training.

His numerous performances, solo or accompanied by other national and foreign artists, are not limited to musical shows, but cross areas as diverse as Theater, Cinema and Television, standing out in this for their participation in the talent program “Operação Triunfo“.

He teaches privately and at educational institutions, ranging from initiation to the instrument to the most advanced levels.

In the areas of cinema and television, he participated with improvised interpretations in the Mute Cinema Cycles of the Cinemateca Portuguesa.

He accompanied several singers at the piano, Mariza, Fausto, Carminho, Cuca Roseta, João Gil and Rui Veloso.

In the Jazz area, he has developed author work, such as “Clara Madrugada” (2000), and “Súbito” (2008). In 2012 he released “Kolme” in co-authorship with Carlos Miguel (drums) and Miguel Amado (double bass), and in 2017 “Kolme II“.

Lúmen” is his last CD, a work of revisiting Religious Hymns (text adapted from the Biography of Ruben Alves).

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