CYRO BAPTISTA is proud to announce his upcoming shows and his newest adventure, VILLA-LOBOS/VIRA-LOUCOS.
This newest adventure is in fact his oldest and first project: it is based on his debut solo CD , recorded in 1997, where he interprets the music of Brazil's greatest classical composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. Cyro's unique arrangements and unprecedented take on Villa's music, led to the play of words Villa-Lobos/Vira Loucos - meaning "Villa-Lobos Turned Crazy". In the original CD notes, Cyro asks forgiveness to the composer: "As for Villa, if he turns over in his grave and throws up dust, I'm sorry. He is a dead genius. I am a live idiot"
The first concert will be on October 13, at New York City's Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall.
Throughout this tour, Cyro will be celebrating his birthday and his 30th anniversary of being a New Yorker. The band is composed by many of the favorite musicians that have been so "instrumental" to his music throughout his career.
Romero Lubambo - Acoustic Guitar
Kevin Breit - Electric Guitar/Banjo
Tim Keiper - Drums
Michael Ward-Bergeman - Hyper-Accordion
Shanir Blumenkranz - Upright Bass
Vanessa Falabella - Vocals
and last, but not least, very special guest John Zorn.
Complete Tour Dates:
Oct 13, 2010 (Wed): New York City's Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall.
Oct 14, 2010 (Thu): Hampton, VA - The American Theatre/Hampton Arts
Oct 15, 2010 (Fri): Richmond, VA - Modlin Center at The University of Richmond
Oct 17, 2010 (Sun): Warm Springs, VA - Garth Newel Music Center
Oct 26, 2010 (Tue): Cyro Baptista's Vira-Loucos - Austin, TX - Texas Performing Arts Center
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