Ticket includes entry to the museum galleries.
Vinicius Cantuária attained fame in the late ‘70s, as drummer of Caetano Veloso’s controversial group A Outra Banda Da Terra. Cantuária wrote “Lua e Estrela” (Moon and Star), the 1981 hit that transformed Veloso from a revered musical visionary into a genuine Brazilian pop icon. But since settling in Brooklyn in 1994, Cantuária has devoted himself to singing, guitar, jazz and bossa nova, honing a gorgeous body of songs that embody his singular synthesis of New York City and Rio de Janeiro. Many jazz fans discovered Cantuária through fellow guitarist Bill Frisell’s smash 2003 world-jazz session The Intercontinentals (Nonesuch). With his own band, Cantuária is a bossa nova poet who accompanies his light, João Gilberto-like vocals with caressing guitar work and gorgeous melodies. Cantuária has led a prolific recording career, with 16 albums under his own name since the early ‘80s. Along the way, he has collaborated with a heavyweight cast of sonic explorers such as David Byrne, Angélique Kidjo, Laurie Anderson, Bebel Gilberto, Brian Eno, Brad Mehldau, Jenny Scheinman and others. His latest is Lágrimas Mexicanas, another wonderful duet with Frisell.
Vinicius Cantuária vocals, guitar
Takuya Nakamura trumpet, piano
Itaiguara Brandão bass
Adriano Santos drums