Fernando DelPapa lives in Paris, France. He has just released a new album "Eu Também", play listed by the best national french radios as FIP, RFI, NOVA, ...
Audience and midia follows this artists since his arrival in France, some years ago.
On stage, great cubains jazz-groove musicians beside him (Rafael Paseiro on basse and double basse, and Inor Sotolongo on percussions) + the brazilian percussionist Adriano DD +
Fernando delPapa has been part of the Nordeste scene for years with his group Orquestra do Fubá, featured on the album in the ‘embolada’ Olho Magico; nevertheless he is first and foremost a ‘sambista’ of the ‘pagode’ generation - the latest manifestation of a genre that has never stopped reinventing itself since its creation at the beginning of the 20th century.
The connection with samba’s great masters is indeed clear: Paulinho da Viola quoted in O Mar; the soul of Almir Guineto and his pagode rhythm lingering throughout the album; Chico Buarque and his love of words that sing in, for example, Quebra Cabeça; Fernando delPapa’s fragile and nostalgic vocals recalling Nelson Cavaquinho; the cheeky tone reminiscent of João Nogueira…
But “Eu Também” is above all the work of an artist very much of a time in which music knows no borders or barriers. The composer takes his Brazilian music to other shores, mixing samba with rap in Super Teimosia, lending an African vibe to the guitars of Meu Barraco, letting a romantic ‘modinha’ flirt with a Mexican ‘huapango’ in Palafitas, recalling the Italian kinship of all true Paulistanos in Si Muove… And it is precisely because he comes from Sao Paulo, the Brazilian megalopolis with no true musical tradition of its own, that Fernando delPapa has adopted them all, without bias.
The resulting creative freedom is fully taken advantage of thanks to his talent for song writing.