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Lee-Ann Richards, Reporter
Friday, October 5, 2012
Uplifting songs and dazzling rhythms will get everyone dancing in their seats when Caratinga bring the vibrant Sounds of Brazil to the Queen’s Theatre.
Performing melodies from their critically acclaimed second album, Na Ponta Do Pé, Caratinga promise a fun, feel-good time bursting with traditional Brazilian samba and choro in the theatre’s foyer in Billet Lane, Hornchurch on Tuesday October 23 at 8pm.
One of Brazil’s best-loved and most beautiful forms of music, choro is a kind of Brazilian jazz and the country’s original carnival music.
Delighting audiences with their dazzling acoustic melodies, infectious rhythms and gorgeous songs, the trio have played at festivals and venues throughout the UK, and as far afield as Amazonas, Brazil. Since forming in 2000, the band have enjoyed numerous high-profile appearances including performances from the Olympic Park for BBC Radio 5 Live, Royal Albert Hall’s Ignite series of free live music, the Eden Project, the Welsh Proms in Cardiff and the London Guitar Festival.
Caratinga consist of London guitar maestro Jonathan Preiss on seven-string guitar and Brazilian musicians Gaio de Lima, of Rio de Janeiro, on mandolin and percussion, and Leandra Varanda, of Sao Paulo, on vocals.
Gaio and Leandra have entertained thousands in venues all over Brazil, Europe and the UK including London’s South Bank Centre and Ronnie Scotts. Jonathan has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and in Zorro the Musical in the West End whilst recording credits include Aled Jones’ The Christmas Album and the forthcoming film The Hobbit.
The show is part of the theatre’s Sound Scenes which continues throughout the season. Tickets cost £10 per show; £6 per show for three shows; or £4 per show for all 4 shows. Call the Box Office on 01708 443333 or visit www.queens-theatre.co.uk