“You can quite easily forget that piano is a percussion instrument, but when you hear the playing of Amaro Freitas, it suddenly becomes very, very clear” (Cerys Matthews/BBC). Freitas’s journey from local acclaim in Recife in Brazil’s North-East to a major international profile has been rapid. Ed Motta noted of his debut album in 2016: “Amaro Freitas is writing a very important chapter of instrumental music produced in Brazil.” Freitas’s third album “Sankofa” (2021, on London-based Far Out Recordings) is a spiritual quest into the forgotten stories, ancient philosophies and inspirational figures of Black Brazil and is his most stunning and sincere work to date.
Amaro Freitas (p)
Events on the trade fair programme can only be attended with prior registration for the trade fair.
Tickets can be purchased for the events and concerts of the festival – including the showcases.
There are no individual tickets for the opening ceremony on Thursday, 27 April at 1 p.m. The event is open to registered trade visitors and holders of a regular festival ticket.