Presented by Casa Brazil, Inc.

 

One of the icons of the most prolific Clube da Esquina movement in Minas Gerais, Flavio Venturini has always been a musician.

 

Armed with an accordion, he spent his adolescence discovering his musical vein and improving it.  He has proven to be one of the most talented and restless Brazilian artists, with unique and diverse musical styles.  

 

Flavio was part of the bands “O Terco” and “14 Bis” and started his solo career in 1982 with the album "Nascente", acclaimed by critics and public and where he perpetuated songs like “Espanhola" and the title track, which now has dozens of rewrites.  His hits include "Nascente", "Todo Azul do Mar", "Noites com Sol "and so many others.

 

Recorded by renowned artists such as Milton Nascimento, Beto Guedes, Renato Russo, Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethania, Simone, Leila Pinheiro, Ed Motta, Emilio Santiago, Alcione, Ney Matogrosso, Tito Madi, André Mehmari, MPB-4 and others, overseas by Pat Metheny and Michael Brecker, Peter Gabriel, Denise Stewart, Lisa Nilson and Stefanie Lai.

 

This concert will have opening by Ike Ramalho and Wen Wu Wen. Ike, a Brazilian guitarist, singer, arranger, and music producer recently relocated to Arizona, his performances have been in high demand on important stages, venues, and events. Wen plays the clarinet, doubles saxophones and flutes and is an active performer in the Phoenix metro area, playing regularly with local theatres and a variety of other local ensembles. 

 

Come enjoy this unique event celebrating great Brazilian music with our community.

 

Casa Brazil is a non-profit organization established in Arizona in 2003. Casa Brazil was founded with the purpose of assisting needy children in Brazil. Malnutrition is the greatest cause of children’s deaths in Brazil and our objective is to make a difference in as many lives as you can reach. Our mission is to provide those children with at least one healthy meal a day.

 

All donations received by Casa Brazil are 100% used in the benefit of the children and all work is done by volunteers.