Florquestra

OLG Ontario Series

Sunday June 24 @ 7:30pm, OLG Ontario Stage FREE

Bio

Featuring:

Regina Gomes Teixiera (vocals, percussion)
Silvio Módolo (accordion, vocals)
Leonard Constant (guitar, vocals)
Angel Araos (drums) and guests Juan-Luis Vásquez Cerón (triangle)
Manuel Andrés Cornejo Navarro (percussion)
Marc Decho (bass)
Keite Gulart (viola, rabeca)

Florquestra is a band of variable geometry, composed of musicians from Brazil, Chile, Romania and Canada. Between Brazilian rhythms and Parisian rhymes, Florquestra applies its very own brand of world-jazz to original compositions as well as to the work of revered bards such as Leonard Cohen and Georges Brassens.

Florquestra spells Brazilian harmonic refinement, the fever of samba, the sensuality of bossa nova, the languors of xote, the tease and twists of the hiccuped forró, the delicate seismics of chorinho, the magmatic quiver of Andean percussion, the Montmartrian gab of yestercentury squeezeboxes, the blue embrace of jazz... and other manners of earth, water and light that find their way into a workshop full of laughing, weeping, talkative and dancey instruments used to produce this handmade music.

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