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Brazilian evening with Rafael Pondé and Cissa Paz

  • Rittenhouse Soundworks 219 West Rittenhouse Street Philadelphia, PA, 19144 United States (map)

Rafael Pondé, an accomplished Philadelphia-based musician, originally from Salvador, in The State of Bahia, Brazil, promotes cultural understanding and combats racism through music. Early recognition began in 1999, when he participated in the Bahian Music Festival by University of Vitória da Conquista. Here he and The Curupira band won the blessing of Waly Salomão, one of the greatest "Tropicalia" poets.This led to Rafael being placed in the hall of the greats "novissimos baianos.” Waly traveled with the young Rafael to São Paulo to record the program "Música brasileira" in the studios of Trama, with João Marcelo Bôscoli, the son of the legendary Elis Regina. 

Later Event: April 24
AES and a Presentation by Doug Fearn