Trio Simbora are Luiz Morais on the 7-string guitar and Rachel Hayter on the flute, with Milena Sá on percussion. They will take you on a journey through the exuberant sounds and rhythms found in Brazil, from the virtuosic instrumental Choro music from Rio de Janeiro, right through to the uplifting songs from the Forró and Afro-Brazilian traditions in the northeast of Brazil. The trio will be sharing the stage with young people taking part in a free, week-long residency at the Hall, open to musicians aged 10-18 of all abilities. To find out more about their residency, visit https://www.nymaz.org.uk/news/post/introducing-sounding-out.
Born in the northeast of Brazil, 7-string guitar player, arranger and composer Luiz Morais has been playing the guitar from a young age. Immersed in the vibrant Brazilian musical culture, he built his strong musical foundations playing rhythms such as Samba, Choro and Bossa Nova as well as the iconic northeastern rhythm of Forró.
London-born Flute player Rachel Hayter started playing Choro music as a child with a Brazilian flute teacher, and continued her training in Classical music. She rediscovered her passion for Choro music whilst in living in Brazil in 2013, and has been devoted to Brazilian music ever since.
Milena Sá is a Brazilian percussionist currently living in the UK. She plays traditional Brazilian rhythms on the pandeiro such as samba, choro, maracatu, frevo, baião, coco and ciranda, and gives pandeiro workshops across Europe. She also loves to work with body percussion!
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