Villa-Lobos - A New Way: Premierecartelvillalobos

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Presentation Concert of the new CD-Project

CHARITY CONCERT for “Tierra de hombres” (Terre des hommes)


Centro Ágora / 17.10.2013 / 20.30 h

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Alberto Conde Atlantic Trío

Carmen Durán (vocals)

Nirankar Khalsa / Kin García / Miguel Cabana

Host: Pablo Portabales

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The same concert will be given


Auditorio Municipal de Vigo / 19.10.2013 / 20.30 h [City Hall Auditorium]

Host: Fernando Franco

This project was conceived and accomplished in 2012 as an homage to the most important Brazilian composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, to commemorate his 125th birth anniversary. The work of Villa-Lobos, prolific and versatile in all aspects and genres, brought us from the first moment to front with great bravery the challenge of exploring the vast performing possibilities of his great themes and variations through a totally new creative approach: A New Way.

Therefore we added to six of his most brilliant creations, properly arranged by Alberto Conde for the Atlantic Trio, ethnic percussion (with Nirankar Khalsa) and the soprano voice of Carmen Durán, four original pieces by Alberto Conde, inspired by motifs that remember the creative effort of Villa-Lobos concerning the Brazilian folklore and popular melodies. The lyrics in Portuguese were written ad hoc by JRBustamante.

Villa-Lobos composed with Bach in mind and Brazil in his heart: based on classical structures he created a very original symbiosis where the strong presence of the fascinating tropical nature and an enormous variety of popular art, motifs, songs, dances, rhythms and melodies of local inspiration and Indian or African origins, is genially mixed with elements of the European tradition.

internationally well-known professionals of world jazz and classical and contemporary music with an extensive curriculum and discography, including recordings made in the USA

Alberto Conde (Spain): guitarist, pianist, composer and arranger, leader of the Group and disc producer, teacher at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de A Coruña
Carmen Durán (Spain/Germany): soprano – Opera and Concert, «Lied singer» and singing teacher
Kin García (Spain): double bass, teacher at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de A Coruña
Miguel Cabana (Spain): drummer, teacher at the Escuela Municipal de Música de A Coruña
Nirankar Khalsa (USA/Spain): Afro-American percussion
JRBustamante (Brazil/Germany/Spain): consultant (musician/singer), poet, lyricist

© JRBustamante, 2012