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Title: 20 Canções para Zeca Afonso
Authors: Zeca Afonso (music and lyrics), Rafael Fraga (arrangements, additional composition)
With: João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Jorge Reis, Augusto Macedo, Alexandra Ávila, João David Almeida, etc.
Activity: 2007 - present
Production: VH Produções


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Title: 25 Anos de Música Original nos Açores
Authors: Diverse (music and lyrics), Rafael Fraga (arrangements, additional composition)
With: João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Jorge Reis, Augusto Macedo, Alexandra Ávila, João David Almeida, etc.
Activity: 2007 - present
Production: Teatro Micaelense - RTP-A

25 Anos de Música original nos Açores

25 years of original music in the Azores

In 1982 the Azorean band Construção recorded its debut album Há Qualquer Coisa, one of the first professionally recorded music album of the Azores. Its 25th anniversary was chosen by the Teatro Micaelense to symbolically produce an event dedicated to the music of Azorean singers and songwriters. Rafael Fraga was invited to assumed musical and artistic direction, writing new arrangements and orchestrations for an ensemble of 14 musicians (singers, jazz piano quartet, string quartet, percussion, winds, etc.). The project resulted in the making of the Azorean Authors Songbook, live concerts and a CD/DVD.