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With feet planted firmly in the traditions of Afro-Brazilian music, Caravela’s heart is full of the soaring creativity and fervour that comes with improvised jazz. Weaving melodies around vibrant South American and West African-inspired rhythms, their music is sensitive and full of passion, energy and life. Like the vessels they take their name from, Caravela are setting out to explore territories unknown. Uncovering music that others have left behind or simply long-forgotten, they’re giving a new voice to beautiful songs that should not remain silent.

“…Caravela were very much the real deal with this passionate, emotional and thoroughly convincing performance that mixed technical excellence with a raw, emotive, authenticity.”
Ian Mann, The Jazz Man

Upa Neguinho

Comp. Edu Lobo
Arr. Telmo Sousa

A Nível De (live)

Live at the BBC Late Night Proms at The Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall.

This is a humorous story about two couples who complain that their marriages aren’t going so well. They try to swap partners, but that doesn’t seem to help either, and they end up stuck in another bad marriage… Composition by João Bosco, audio property of BBC.

Por Riba Se Ceifa O Pão

Inspired by the context of the Portuguese southern countryside, this folk song is originally sung by women at the end of a long day of work in the farms. It depicts the hard life of these people but it also conveys their sense of resilience and hope for a better life.

Aug 26
The Ivy House
Nunhead, London
Dec 10
Sunday Buzz @ Arts Depot
Finchley, London
Aug 10
Toulouse, France
Aug 8
Ciclo Cultural Aplauso
Vila Pouca de Aguiar, Portugal
Aug 7
Coimbra, Portugal
Aug 6
Mói-te Bar
Évora, Portugal
Aug 5
MXM Art Center
Porto, Portugal
Aug 3
Le 37
Mimizan, France
Aug 2
Robadors 23
Barcelona, Spain
Aug 1
Cara B
Barcelona, Spain

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