Marcio Faraco

Event Details

BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts

Tickets: $32/29

Advance tickets on sale exclusively at the BlueShore Financial Centre Box Office: 604.990.7810 |

“Influenced by Brazilian masters Chico Buarque, Milton Nascimento, João Gilberto, and Caetano Veloso, Faraco goes one step further and brings in his innovative style to Brazilian samba, baião, and toada.”

The Cap Global Roots Series is pleased to present Márcio Faraco with Philippe Baden Powell, in an evening of Brazilian jazz inspired by a variety of traditions from their homeland. As Brazil prepares for the world cup this June, Brazilian fever is already beginning to spread around the world. Acoustic guitarist Márcio Faraco represents the music of his country with crafts songs in the samba, bossa nova, baião and choro traditions of Brazil, while mixing it up with Portuguese fado, African and Cuban styles. He will perform with pianist Philippe Baden Powell, son of Brazilian guitar legend, Baden Powell.

Márcio Faraco is a Brazilian-born singer, composer, producer and acoustic guitar player. Dubbed “Brazil’s answer to Leonard Cohen,” Faraco’s smooth vocals blend effortlessly with captivating rhythms and masterful guitar work. His father was in the military and also a guitarist, who bought his son a guitar at age 10 and taught him to play. The family moved around Brazil when Faraco was a child, exposing him to various styles of music, before they settled in Brasilia. He started his career in Brazil playing in popular bands Legião Urbana and Capital Inicial. After many years of living and working in Brazil, Faraco decided to leave the country for Paris, where he has lived with his wife ever since. He has released six albums since living in France: Ciranda (2000), Interior (2002), Com Tradição (2005), Invento (2007), Um Rio (2008), and is his latest creation O Tempo (2011).

Son of legendary Brazilian guitarist Baden Powell and brother of the guitarist Louis Marcel Powell, Philippe Baden Powell began studying piano at the age of 7, in Baden-Baden, Germany, and quickly learned the basics of composition, harmony and improvisation from his father. In 2005, he was one of the winners of the Montreux Jazz Piano Solo Competition and moved to Europe to develop his career. He has recorded four albums and has performed all over the world.

“In every sense, Philippe Baden Powell is one of those musicians who reminds the rest of the world that there is a new musical force emanating from Brazil that is powerful… a branch of the same root that produced the Bossa Nova.”



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