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- WOMEX 2009
One of the beginners of Cooperativa de Música in 2003 and his president since 2008.
Pianist, arranger and composer, he was a student of the pianist and arranger Luizinho Eça. As an instrumentalist, Luis Felipe Gama has played, among others, with Robertinho Silva, Chico Batera and Natan Marques.
In 2002, he toured Japan with the singer Ana Caram, having participated in The Kutchan International Festival (in which participated Gary Burton and Mike Stern) and in a season at the Blue Note in Tokyo.
As an arranger and musical director, some of his distinguished productions are from the first CD made by the singer Juliana Amaral (Águas Daqui – Lua Discos) and the second CD with Ana Luiza, Linha d´água, launched by Guanabara Records in August, 2006. Artists like Robertinho Silva, Natan Marques, Guinga, Renato Teixeira and Moacyr Luz are present in these records.
As a composer, he has dozens of songs recorded. One of them, in partnership with the composer Guinga, O Silêncio de Iara, sang by Ana Luiza, was praised by Chico Buarque, who declared that the song, considered by him as “the song of the century”, made him go back to music.
Luis Felipe Gama is partner of Tiago Torres da Silva, portuguese poet and writer, and 14 of their songs, interpreted by Ana Luiza, Ney Matogrosso, Elba Ramalho and Dominguinhos, will be launched in Portugal in 2010, in the CD Atlântico.
Since 2002, Luis Felipe Gama has integrated the Musical Unit of the theater group Companhia do Latão, being responsible for the musical direction and compositions of the presentations Os Dias da Comuna, Valor de Troca and O Mercado do Gozo.
As an arranger and instrumentalist-interpreter of Tom Jobim’s work, along with his partner Ana Luiza, Paulinho da Viola, Ney Matogrosso and Dominguinhos, he has been one of the protagonists of the praised concerts sponsored by Roche to celebrate the history of Brazilian Music represented by four of its biggest creators of its roots: Villa-Lobos, Pixinguinha, Tom Jobim and Luiz Gonzaga.
From the profoundness and intimacy conquered by the duet and revealed at these concerts, the admiration of Ney Matogrosso blossomed for their work as well as his desire to be present in the two artists’ shows and albums.