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One of the artists at the forefront of Música Popular Brasileira, Maria Gadú performs her new album Guéla with her live band.
While Gadú’s emotionally-driven acoustic-based songs fit comfortably alongside indie-pop singer-songwriters, yet her raw, passionate vocals and accomplished guitar style are notably Brazilian. Taking the Tropicalia of her parents’ generation and fusing it with the sounds of hers, her songs conjure the streets of her São Paulo hometown – the rootsy acoustic sounds of the underground music scene with hints of vibrant Samba and Afro Beat.
Playing in bars since the age of thirteen, Gadú honed her song writing and developed a unique voice. She was signed to Brazil’s Slap Records label after being spotted by Caetano Veloso with whom she did her first national tour, starting the momentum which saw her become one of the most recognisable young names in new Brazilian music.
‘Maria Gadú is a popular phenomenon for her own generation and someone with an authentic musical vocation. The first time I saw her I was dazzled and when she started singing it was spectacular.’ Caetano Veloso
Children 5+ only. Must be accompanied by an adult.
No booking fee when tickets are booked in person at the Barbican Advance Box Office, Silk Street entrance
Sun and bank holidays 12 noon-9pm