MANCHESTER International Festival
Pavilion Theatre Albert Square
Flavia Coelho is a wonderful young Brazilian singer, who draws on the traditions of samba, bossa nova, and Brazilian melodies - there’s even room in the mix for ragga and hip-hop.
Flavia has travelled many of the world’s roads. From Rio de Janeiro’s Favela ‘morros’ to the storied streets of Paris, this nomad feels at home wherever she’s made welcome. Her current refuge and home-from-home is a cosy retreat where she can transform, chrysalis-like, to emerge with a fully-formed new album, her third: Sonho Real out now on LE LABEL [PIAS].
‘ One of the most joyful, easy-going fusion sets of the year, a rhythmic clash of Brazilian and Caribbean styles, slink melodies and bursts of rapid-fire hip hop ’
‘ Brazil's latest big-haired export knocks it out of the park live ’