Vinicius Cantuária is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer, and percussionist. He is associated with bossa nova and Brazilian jazz. Born in the Amazonian city of Manaus, Cantuária grew up in Rio de Janeiro and moved to New York City in the mid-1990s. His career spans several zones of Brazilian music and he is currently touring a concert program dedicated to the giants of Brazilian music, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and João Gilberto.
A leading figure in the Nova Bossa Nova movement and downtown New York City jazz and contemporary music scenes, Vinicius Cantuaria’s music can be described as a rolling rhythmic whisper filled with dramatic turns and stunning sonic ideas.
The Critics Speak:
“A brilliant interpreter of the Jobim oeuvre, Cantuaria’s rich vocals, sizzling acoustic guitar and subtle percussion express the eternal bossa nova vision with deep intuition, 4 ½ stars.” – Downbeat Magazine.
“Vinicius Cantuária is a husky voiced, low-key singer-songwriter who writes mostly in Portuguese or Spanish, but the use of space and texture was so enchanting that language barriers counted for little. And the bossa-inflected songs soon yielded to improvised passages with darker emotions and a funkier subtext.” – Financial Times, London, UK.
“Cantuaria’s skills as a singer and guitarist have turned him into a mesmerizing live act.” – Time Out New York.
“Cantuária offered a set that was a masterpiece of contemporary music, regardless of definition.” – Los Angeles Times.
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