Bio.
EDU LOBO & MÔNICA SALMASO

 


78 years of life, at least 60 of music. The man who debuted in the mythical label Elenco in 1964 with A Música de Edu Lobo Por Edu Lobo made a decisive contribution to the eternal Brazilian songbook that the world learned to love, signing pearls such as “Upa Neguinho” or “Pra Dizer Adeus” that people as distinct as Caetano Veloso, Sérgio Mendes, Maria Bethânia, Marcos Valle or Sarah Vaughan and Earth, Wind & Fire made a point of adding to their own repertoires. In more than 30 original albums, Lobo stated a singular vision of bossa nova and MPB which is still alive and vibrant.

It is precisely this vision that the guitarist and composer now brings to Portugal in the presence of Mônica Salmaso, one of his great performers. This singer has dedicated her career to the great music of Edu Lobo, affirming herself as one of his best performers, revealing that her singular and velvety voice is perfect to carry all the melodic and harmonic nuances that Edu Lobo’s music has always lived. Supported by an excellent quartet with Cristóvão Bastos on piano, Jurim Moreira on drums, Jorge Helder on acoustic bass and Mauro Senise on woodwinds, Edu and Mónica promise a magical evening made of true musical treasures from Brazil and the world.