Domenico Lancellotti & Ricardo Dias Gomes

Sunday 21 April Doors 2pm
Cafe Oto
18-22 Ashwin St
London
E8 3DL
020 7923 1231
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Double bill from two of Rio de Janeiro’s most forward-thinking musicians and frequent collaborators Domenico Lancellotti and Ricardo Dias Gomes. They have been revered names in Brazilian music over the past 20 years.

As a member of the +2’s, with Moreno Veloso and Kassin, Domenico released a trio of albums on Luaka Bop in the early 00s that pioneered a new Rio samba sound with elements of funk and psychedelia. Expect samba, synths and krautrock from him as per his recent album sramba released by Mais Um earlier this year, to critical acclaim.

Multi-instrumentalist Ricardo Dias Gomes first came to notice as a member of Caetano Veloso’s band Cê which helped reinvigorate Caetano’s career with a sound influenced by British new wave. He produced sramba and here he will showcase tracks from his recent album of experimental mûsica popular brasileira Muito Sol released by Brighton’s Hive Mind Records.

Praise for Domenico’s sramba:

‘Another absolutely brilliant album from the drummer and singer’ Gilles Peterson

‘A synth-samba fusion you’ll learn to love’ ★★★★☆ The Times

‘Very Tom Zé’ ★★★★☆ MOJO

“Gorgeous’ Cerys Matthews

Praise for Ricardo’s Muito Sol

‘…Beautiful experimental mûsica popular brasileira on a strikingly confident third album’ Jon Dale, Uncut 9/10

‘…This album is massively enchanting, and I’m pretty sure when it’s all said and done, Muito Sol will be my favorite recording of 2023’ Dave Sumner, Bandcam

Under 18s need to be accompanied by an adult at all time
This is an unallocated seating and standing venue: seats are available on a first come first sat-on basis.