- Denize Rodrigues (flute, sax)
- Guilherme Sá (Brazilian cavaquinho)
- Leandro Fregonesi (singer and songwriter)
- Magno Julio (percussion)
- Patrick Angelo (7-strings guitar)
- Rafael Chaves (percussion)
- Sandro Salvador (percussion)
- region:Rio de Janeiro
- type:Band, Composer/Songwriter
- instrumentation:vocal, percussion, string, singer songwriter
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Singer and composer, Leandro Fregonesi is one of those great artist of the Brazilian Samba´s New Generation. His albums and his praised shows are based on authorial songs, intelligent and witty sambas, mixed to some great successes of other well-known composers of several generations of the rhythm.
He has been composing since he was sixteen. Leandro is 35 years old and accumulates more than 400 songs, around 60 of them already recorded by several important Brazilian artists, for example, Maria Bethânia – CD “Meus Quintais” – song Povos do Brasil - besides his two albums, launched in 2002/2003 and 2006/2007, respectively.
Beth Carvalho, one of the most famous Brazilian singers, recorded two of his songs in her new CD “Nosso Samba tá na Rua” and won 2 important Award: the Award Brazilian Music – 2012 as “The Best Samba´s CD” and the Latin Grammy 2012. She sang one of these songs at the New Year´s Party in Copacabana for two million people. Diogo Nogueira also recorded two Fregonesi´s songs on his CD that won the Latin Grammy 2010. One of those songs he recorded with the participation of Alcione, other very famous Brazilian singer
Leandro Fregonesi wrote the Brazilian Soccer Championship Official Theme 2013 and 2014 for the broadcasters SPORTV and PREMIERE FC.
As a composer, he has had partnership with many samba experts since the beginning of his career, which proves the respect that he conquered near the greatest samba’s authors alive. Fregonesi is an important reference among the artists who chose to go through an authorial career and, with his compositions and his completely particular interpretation, he became a synonym of renovation in the Brazilian rhythm: a young samba singer and composer nominated to prizes and respected.
Everything sounds as new-samba, definitely new-art compromised with all the tradition. Work complimented and produced by some of the best Maestros in Brazil.
His second album "Festa das Manhãs" (Mornings' Party) was nominated to prizes as "Best Samba Singer" and "Best Samba Album" of 2007 in Brazil. Next November he is releasing his third CD and DVD – Leandro Fregonesi – Vai Ter Fuzuê - in partnership with Brazil Channel TV and Som Livre Record.
He also won first place in the Festival Bota Pra Fazer Música by the jury unanimously. And for 5 years won the competition for the samba of Simpatia É Quase Amor – a “block´s carnival” – that takes more than 100.000 people on the streets of Rio de Janeiro at Carnival.
He performed in several Brazilian cities and in Spain (Madri and Barcelona – Festival Tensamba 2012) and France (Cannes – Midem Festival 2014).
And now will be presenting his Concert at Womex 2015!
Come to enjoy a fantastic Brazilian Samba Concert at Mupa / Atrium! (24th October - Mupa- Atrium)