Samba Night with Rafael Pondé
Fri, Jan 24, 2020 8:00PM -
Rafael Pondé is coming back to Bossa after an amazing tour in the south where he played in Tallahassee and Gainesville (Florida)! He is on tour performing Samba Classics from all eras and music from his 6 released Cds. Get tickets on Paypal ($11) or at the door for $15.
Rafael Pondé is a visionary with a passion for music from around the world most especially brazilian influenced music .He has recorded 6 albums and collaborated with many different artists and producers ranging from producer Hans Martin Buff (Prince , Joss Stone, Scorpions) , american grammy awarded pianist Bill Anschell, Colombian band El Caribe funk , Brazilian band Natiruts among others.His music performances and teaching projects are a source of brazilian culture knowledge.Rafael is a Multi instrumentalist, Singer, Record producer and Music educator. As a Record producer he has been producing songs for artists such as: Omni MC (Philadelphia), Spenser Michaels (Philadelphia), Desanguashington (Washington DC), Mununu (Brazil), Natiruts, among others
His explosive performances feature a hybrid of rhythms , ranging from different styles of global music mostly African influenced music. Originally from Salvador, in the state of Bahia, Brazil, he combats racism and promote social justice and human rights worldwide with his songs and speeches.Rafael started his career in 1996 as a guitar player, singer songwriter and producer for the band Diamba in his hometown. With this band Rafael opened shows in Brazil for acts like: Steel Pulse, Gregory Issacs, The Wailers, Culture. O Rappa, Cidade Negra, Jota quest and other important brazilian bands. In 1999, he participated in the Bahian Music Festival by University of Vitória da Conquista. There, he and the Curupira band won the blessing of Waly Salomão, one of the greatest "Tropicalia" poets.This led to Rafael being placed in the hall of the greats "Novissimos baianos.” Waly traveled with the young Rafael and the Curupira band to São Paulo to record the program "Música brasileira" in the studios of Trama, with João Marcelo Bôscoli, the son of the legendary Elis Regina.
In 2014 and 2015 Rafael got Grants from the Brazilian government to promote brazilian music and culture Worldwide and that´s how he came to the USA. Rafael played important music festivals worldwide and also recorded an album in Europe with the label Peppermint Park in 2009 (Produced by Hans Martin Buff) .
Juan Megna and Andre Coelho will be playing multi percussion with Rafael.
More info http://www.rafaelponde.com https://www.facebook.com/events/2674210959487753/