Eliane Elias + Vinícius Cantuária

LONDON Barbican
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS

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Eliane Elias is known for her immediately recognisable style which blends her Brazilian roots and her sensuous, alluring voice. The multi Grammy Award-winning pianist's new album Love Stories bagged a 5-star rave review in Downbeat: 'Elias’ intoxicating vocals emote the ambient calm of a forest after a soft rain; her vibrancy is a force unto itself. With powerful artistry, her naturally prodigious talent is even stronger as the years pass—a feat capable only by the true elite of the musical world.' ★★★★★

Singer, guitarist, composer, drummer, and percussionist, Vinícius Cantuária is one of the pioneers of neo-Brazilian music. With a career building musical bridges between Rio and New York, and collaborations with artists like Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, Arto Lindsay, Caetano Veloso, Brad Mehldau and Bill Frisell, his music keeps on evolving, keeping subtlety, melody, diversity and sophistication at its core. 

  • ‘ Elias' album is filled with hummable melodies and impressive, right-hand improv flourishes. ’
    (Downbeat (Editor's Pick)
  • ‘ If it’s bossa nova, Cantuaria's is a very 21st-century version: subtle electric and acoustic and sounds co-exist throughout ’
    (★★★★☆ Sunday Times)