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Afonso Corrêa Memorial Concert

Kongens Have , København K


Free admission

Brazilian drummer and percussionist and Copenhagen resident Afonso Corrêa passed away on the last day of November last year, robbing the Danish music scene of a very special and popular personality. Afonso played in Denmark for 25 years and was an inspiring figure for many of his colleagues.

He was a great and unconventional musician. Born with the Brazilian rhythm and soul, he was a unique ambassador for his country's cultural heritage, whether playing jazz, bossa nova, samba, choro, classic or crossover-style music.

Afonso was born in Rio de Janeiro. He settled in Hamburg, Germany toward the end of the 1980s and performed for the first time in Denmark in 1992. He became a renowned and well-liked musician on the Danish scene.

He collaborated and recorded with many Danish musicians, including Thomas Clausen, Christian Sievert, Steen Rasmussen, Ben Besiakov, Christina von Bülow, Mikkel Nordsø, Svend Asmussen, Jacob Fischer, Alexander Kragl...

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Line up:
  • Master Fatman (conferencier), Steen Rasmussen Quinteto med Josefine Cronholm (voc), Leo Minax (voc/gui), Lis Wessberg (trb), Fredrik Damsgaard (bas), Jonas Johansen (tr) og Eliel Lazo (perc).
  • Christian Sievert (gui), Luiz Chuim de Siqueira (tr), Bo Stief (bas), Christina von Bülow (sax/fl), Ben Besiakov (pno), Morten Ankarfeldt (bas), Vanja Santos (voc), Thomas Clausen (pno), Carlos Malta (sax/fl), Yasser Pino (bas), Niclas Campagnol (tr), Vini Kjærsgaard Iuel (voc), Alexander Kraglund (vl/va/mundhp), Pia Kaufmanas (fl), Torsten Borbye Nielsen (gui), Martin Heap (cavaquinho/7-str. gui), Geovan Santos (voc/cavaquinho), Aurélio Raposo (bas), Marquinho da Dona Geralda (pandeiro/perc), Meire de Oliveira (performance) samt percussionister fra det københavnske sambamiljø.

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