Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A rare opportunity to see Rodrigo Leao in concert

Rodrigo Leão is one of Portugal's most important composers and performers,
he started his career by working with some of the most prominent Portuguese groups of the 80's and 90's; first playing keyboards with Sétima Legião, an ensemble that produced new visions for Portuguese modern pop and three years later, he became part of one of the most significant Portuguese musical projects of all time, Madredeus, again playing the keyboards.
In 1993 that he decided to record his first solo album, Ave Mundi Luminar. The album reflected numerous influences, from classical music to modern downbeat sounds, with vocals by Teresa Salgueiro, and with lyrics written in Latin, the album ultimately obtained significant success all across Europe. A year later, Leão decided to abandon Madredeus, and from then on he focused entirely on his solo career. Theatrum, his second album, was released in 1995, once again inspired by electronic sounds and world music. More than five years later, in 2000, he released Alma Mater, his third album, once more receiving considerable acclaim. His last album, CINEMA, released in 2004 went straight to number one in Portugal and also received critical acclaim throughout the world.
His short 3 date tour of Spain begins in Benicassim this Saturday 18 April and continues through to Zaragosa on Monday 20 April and ends in Logroño, capital of Rioja, on tuesday 22 April
tickets for the Benicassim show which begins at 22:30 this Saturday are 12€ and are available through
Teatre Municipal de Benicassim: 964300102

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