We welcome back Mônica Vasconcelos in celebration both of the release of her DVD ‘London Bossa’, filmed at the Vortex last summer, and of the 2014 Rio World Cup!
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”.
The DVD features performances and a documentary. It brings together some of Mônica’s long standing collaborators and friends, and celebrates their 20 years of music-making in the London where they all met. Among them, Steve Lodder, Ife Tolentino, Paul Jayasinha, Chris Wells, Dudley Phillips, Adriano Adewale and Robert Wyatt.
- Steve Lodder on piano and keys
- Dudley Phillips on bass
- Guille Hill on guitar
- Marius Rodrigues on drums
- Chris Wells on percussion
- Paul Jayasinha on trumpet
- Monica Vasconcelos, voice
- ‘She’s a musician who embraces life in its entirety, and returns it to us with wings’ BBC