Samstag, 14. Mai 2016 ca. 17:30 Uhr
Brazilian music can be made anywhere in the world, and no one is better proof of this than musician and composer, Márcio Faraco. Based in Europe since 1992, Faraco made a name for himself with the release of his debut album, Ciranda, in 2000 (Universal Music Jazz).
Acclaimed by the critics and embraced by the public, this first solo album sold over 60.000 copies worldwide. The Ciranda tour played to enthusiastic audiences throughout Europe, the United States and Canada, and Faraco was definitively confirmed as one of the most creative and original composers of Brazilian popular music, otherwise known as MPB (Música popular brasileira). Although coming to the public’s attention relatively late, Faraco’s relationship with music began early.
Born on 13 April 1963 in Alegrete in southern Brazil, he has been playing the guitar since the age of 10 and composing since 17. A seasoned traveller from a tender age, he passed through such towns as Porto Alegre, Recife, Brasilia and Belo Horizonte before finally ending up in Rio de Janeiro. His wanderlust would bring him to France eventually where he has enjoyed a robust career as a Francophone Brasileiro.
With a voice as soft as it is smooth, Faraco’s melodies glide from samba to bossa nova, studded with inflections of jazz. Through his intimate words and rare poetic melancholy, Faraco has carved out a distinguished place for himself in the music world. Entirely lacking in cliché or affectation, his personal brand of Brazilian music is at once delicate and simple, primordial and refined, elegant and meticulous. His voluntary exile has given him the opportunity to perform his work on some of the world’s greatest stages.
In the summer of 2014, Faraco released his eighth album, Cajueiro which features some subtle French touches with accordion and a little manouche.