Panorama Brasil – Brazil's Modern Poets, Vol. 2


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Panorama Brasil


Paying tribute to the Brazilian lyricists capable of social insight, cutting wit and subtle beauty.

About the artists

Panorama Brasil draws on the diverse musical landscape of Brazil – from the arid interior, the Amazonian basin, and the streets of Rio and Salvador. Panorama Brasil is led by drummer and composer Alastair Kerr, a longtime student of Brazilian music, recognised as one of Australia’s leading exponents of Brazilian percussion.

About the concert

Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon will explore many elements of Brazilian music, from bossa nova and legendary songwriters, to folkloric music. The ensemble will pay tribute to the great songwriters and lyricists of Brazil, with the help of guest vocalists Dany Maia and Jacqueline Gawler.

From the earliest days of samba, Brazil has produced lyricists capable of social insight, cutting wit and subtle beauty. From the protest songs of the dictatorship eras, to the intimacy of bossa nova, onto MPB and beyond. Panorama Brasil presents incredible songs from some of Brazil’s greatest modern poets including Djavan, Milton Nascimento, Guinga, Jobim, Lenine, Edu Lobo and Chico Buarque in an all-encompassing journey.

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Dany Maia vocals
Jacqueline Gawler vocals
Jorge Albuquerque guitar
Matt Boden piano
Rodrigo Salgado bass
Alastair Kerr drums


Brazil’s Modern Poets, Vol 2


This production is part of the following series:

Season Three: Illuminate

Celebrate the best local and international music at the award-winning venue where live music lives.