ANAT COHEN Clarinet
MARCELLO GONÇALVES Guitar
ANAT COHEN: “Music gives us an immense opportunity for social inclusion. Through mu- sic we connect beyond words from one’s heart to another. I fell in love with the music of Brazil when I met fellow Brazilian students in College who invited me to play their music. I made my first trip to Brazil late 2000. I was an outsider, speaking a different language from a different country and culture yet the Brazilians made me feel at home, encouraging me to be myself, through music. Music has the power to bridge gaps, to eliminate borders and to unify. That’s why I play music and that’s, partly, why I fell in love with the music of Brazil.” Clarinetist Anat Cohen and 7-string guitarist Marcello Gonçalves team together in a series of intimate, lyrical duets based on groundbreaking compositions by Brazilian composer Moacir Santos. Breathtaking melodies, Brazilian grooves, and elements of jazz highlight the intricate talents of both Cohen and Goncalves on their Grammy Award-nominated album, Outra Coisa: The Music of Moacir Santos.
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