BRAZILIAN MUSIC SOUL FEATURING
"Arthur Lipner and Brasilian Music Soul is a
magical experience to behold. The brilliance of Arthur's
virtuosity is beautifully framed amidst the rich
soundscape of traditional hip gyrating splendor,
transporting the listener to an entirely new time and
place through impeccable authenticity and palpable
energy. Utilizing a variety of lesser known traditional
instruments to accompany the heartfelt lyrical content,
the audience becomes transfixed with curiosity and
wonder. Above all, you can tell that these 3 musicians
truly love what they do and the joy is fast acting and
contagious - a beautifully transformative experience for
- Griffin Brady, Founder/Director Slyfest, NY (Sept. '15
Arthur and his group were great. Not only
was their musical performance and education fun and
informative, but I also appreciated their audience
interaction and overall flexibility."
- V.A., Int'l Student Affairs, Vincennes Univ.
Vincennes, IN (Oct. '15 show)
Brazilian Music Soul (feat. Arthur Lipner) is a trio.
Members are: Vanessa Falabella (vocals/perc), Carlos
Dias (berimbau, guitar, vocals) and Arthur Lipner
The repertoire of Brazilian Music Soul includes classic
Samba and Bossa Nova, but also unusual material from
Northeast Brazil. These beautiful songs feature rich
harmonies and percussive rhythms. Vanessa is a veteran
of the Brazil and NYC music scenes - and a occasional
member of The Platters! - with a gorgeous voice and a
warm personality. Carlos’ Dias, also a model and popular
actor on soap operas, contributes his spiritual,
folkoric Brazilian berimbau and singing accompaniment as
a soloist with a transcendent warmth that can't be
denied (see Slyfest quote below). Together, this unusual
trio offers a blend of world-class virtuosity, musical
explorations and seasoned entertainment which is
guaranteed to touch the heart and soul of all ages and
Vanessa and Arthur have been performing and recording
together, both in the USA and Brazil, for over 20 years.
Vanessa appeared on two tracks of Lipner's album
“Brasilian Vibes” (2010), which was nominated as “Best
Brasilian CD Of The Year” by the Brasilian Press Awards.
Vanessa & Carlos’ group Brazilian Music Soul performed
every week at BB King’s/Lucille’s in NYC’s Times Square
during much of 2015, and Arthur joined them on occasion.
From those gigs came the idea to start a trio, and this
new trio was born.
Venues played in past year include:
Levitt Pavillion (Westport, CT)
Slyfest '10, (Endicottsille, NY)
Steppingstone Park (Great Neck, NY)
Vincennes University (Vincennes, IN)
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