- Chico Correa (live PA, Art Director)
- Filipe Cartaxo (VJ)
- Marcelo Seco (Bass)
- Robertinho Barreto (Guitarra Baiana)
- Russo Passapusso (Voice)
- Wilton Batata (Sampler, Percussion)
- label:not signed
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Friday 28/10/11 23:00 | Koncerthuset: Foyer Stage 2
Small guitar pours big sounds over psychedelic electronica, as Bahian sound-system goes global.
At the heart of this multi-layered, multi-media sound spectacle are the cascading arpeggios eked out of the guitarra baiana by project creator Robertinho Barreto. It's a small solid electric guitar derived from the cavaquinho, which for decades has shaped the urban styles of frevo and choro characterising the carnivals of Recife. Barreto exposes the instrument to a range of influences, from African guitar styles to the looping psychedelia of Jamaican dub, creating a stunning melodic centre to the rhythmic inventions of the System, who meld bass guitar, percussion, samplers and inspired improvised interplay from singer and lyricist Russo Passapusso into a joyously driving whole that is light, tight and massive, while VJ Filipe Cartaxo provides the visual concept of a sound system jumping straight from the Bahian streets into your imagination.