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Monica Vasconcelos

We welcome back Mônica Vasconcelos, beloved singer songwriter who never fails to entrance audiences here at the Vortex. Now she is back at The Vortex performing songs from their Robert Wyatt produced “The São Paulo Tapes” album, as well as original compositions and more…

São Paulo born Brazilian singer songwriter Mônica Vasconcelos has been living in the UK for over two decades & has recorded seven albums to date. Her musical journey includes partnerships with UK rock legend Robert Wyatt (on her album “Hih”) and Brazilian master guitarist and composer Guinga (on her album “Gente”). She can also be heard singing the duet “Just As You Are” with Robert on his album “Comicopera”.

“Her warm voice sat on a fantastic bed of bossa rhythms, expertly played. It was a perfect, jewel-like performance.” (55 hours in Berlin, by blogger  Martin Colyer)

“In some ways she is like a curator of Brazilian music, rediscovering her compatriot’s sound and reinterpreting it in a cooly, individual way” (The Guardian)

Monica Vasconcelos, vocals

Steve Lodder, piano and keys

Ife Tolentino, guitar

Andres Lafone, electric bass

Yaron Stavi, double bass

Marius Rodrigues, drums

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