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Carlinhos Cruz

LANGUAGE: PORTUGUESE
Duration: 45 min
Time: 10 pm

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Carlos Jose Tadeu da Cruz (“Carlinhos Cruz“) singer, song-writer and performer, started playing music aged 10 taking up the sounds and rhythms of the bustling city of São Paulo in Brazil where he comes from.
Influenced by the diversity and textures of contemporary Brazilian music his music is a fusion of traditional Brazilian folk and haunting melodies that speak of the vivacity and complexity of contemporary living.
Since moving to Ireland almost three years ago Carlinhos has enjoyed exploring contemporary Irish music as well as folk and sean-nós. For two years, Carlinhos has had bi-monthly residency in The International Bar on Sunday evenings where he often features upcoming Irish musicians.
As well as charming Irish audiences Carlinhos has enjoyed gigging in London and Paris, Berlin. Krakow, Lisbon, Porto to name but a few.

Cruz’s debut E.P “Do outro Lado” (On the Other Side) recorded in Dublin, Ireland explores the pain and nostalgic of leaving your country alongside the excitement of experiencing new cultures, languages, people and ideas. “Do Outro Lado” features rustic guitar riffs, exotically eclectic percussion alongside bittersweet cello melodies and robust bass lines. The uniqueness of Cruz’s sounds lies not just in his ability to capture the sentiments of a nation of immigrants but in his fusion of rhythms and the diversity of sounds that he explores in this E.P. His live shows have been described as “an uncompromising exhibition of diversity and unique musical energy.”
Cruz começou a tocar com 10 anos, tendo como primeira inspiração a diversidade de sons e ritmos da movimentada cidade de São Paulo. Influenciado pela pluralidade e texturas da música brasileira contemporânea, seu estilo é uma fusão de sonoridades brasileiras e de melodias que falam da vivacidade e da complexidade da vida contemporânea.
Este artista paulistano é conhecido nas noites de Dublin, Irlanda, onde toca em casa como The Sugar, Wigwam e The International Bar, famoso pub Victoriano, reconhecido por apresentar peças teatrais, shows musicais e de stand up, além de saraus. Em seus quatros anos de intensa vida musical foi convidado para abrir shows de artistas brasileiros que se apresentaram na Europa, como Vanessa da Matta, Gabriel Pensador e Falamansa.

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