Zeca Pagodinho, the charismatic Sambista, who headlined the Rio Olympics opening ceremony (alongside Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso), is coming to London this Tuesday, 29 November. His concert, in Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, coincides with the celebrations of 100 years of samba.
Zeca started his career as a child in the 1970s and became a regular performer in samba gatherings, where he perfected a samba style known as Pagode. This new style triggered a samba revival in the 1980’s, when Zeca became known as its true face. The artist has 15 albums, 3 DVDs and 4 awards for the ‘Best samba/pagode album’ Latin Grammy under his belt.
Pagode is characterised by louder steel strung and percussive instruments. The lyrics remain true to the way people actually speak in the streets of Rio, with colourful slangs and plenty of rhythm.
The gig on Tuesday promises hours of good, lighthearted fun.
Quando Eu Contar (1986)
Samba Pras Mocas (1995)
Deixa Clarear (1996)
ZECA PAGODINHO LIVE IN LONDON
HAMMERSMITH EVENTIM APOLLO
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