Caetano Veloso & Teresa Cristina

LONDON Barbican
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS

Directions

The New York Times called him ‘one of the greatest songwriters of the century’ – Brazilian superstar Caetano Veloso’s music radiates warmth and passion. His seductive, melodic voice and bossa-nova guitar push Brazilian traditions into exciting new realms, and in this concert he presents rising Brazilian samba star Teresa Cristina.

Launching her new Nonesuch album, Canta Cartola, she pays homage to the great poet Cartola from Mangueira samba school. This exciting worldwide tour marks the first international project of both artists together on stage. Enchanted by her live performance and keen to share her charm and elegance with the world, Caetano describes the first time he saw Teresa perform in Brazil – ‘The tranquillity in which every chosen chord suggests Teresa’s voice entrance refines the listeners soul. And Teresa grows at every melody, every word, every second. Every Brazilian should watch and hear what happened on Theatro Net Rio that night.'

Teresa will open the night with Cartola’s repertoire, followed by a performance by Caetano himself. Together, the artists close the show by singing a few of Caetano’s greatest hits.