Rafael plays for Vesta
Stichting Vesta is dedicated to helping refugee women and their families. Rafael will be collaborating in a fund-raising event, playing with violinist Aili Deiwiks. The repertoire will consist of portuguese music and some of his own tunes.
Café Kabberdoes DeSint Josephstraat 6
5211 NJ 's-Hertogenbosch
March 8, 18h
"Quero um cavalo de várias cores" (I want a horse of various colours)is an amazing poem by the late Reinaldo Edgar Ferreira (1922-1959). From this inspiring text my dear friend Bruno Walter Ferreira composed the beautiful song "Cavalo de Várias cores", which I had the pleasure to arrange for the album "25 Anos de Música Original nos Açores" , edited in 2010.
The text had also been used by Pedro Jordão and sung by João Maria Tudella, and edited in a (forbidden) 1969 LP "Tudella Canta Música de Pedro Jordão", and also by Filipa Pais in "Que o mundo é meu", in her 2004 album "À porta do mundo" (thank you to my friend Luís Fernandes for this tip).
Reinaldo Edgar's father was also named Reinaldo Ferreira, journalist and writer, known for his "Reporter X" alter ego.
Reinaldo's most acclaimed poems are perhaps "Uma casa portuguesa" (A portuguese house), immortalised by Amália in the song by Vasco Sequeira e Artur Fonseca, and "Menina dos Olhos tristes" (Girl of sad eyes), by José Afonso.
Spending most of his life in Moçambique, Reinaldo died of lung cancer aged 37, without having published any book. Bellow, settings of "Quero um cavalo de várias cores", along with my free translation of the text. Fifty-five years after his death, the memory of a great poet: Reinaldo Edgar Ferreira.
MusicVibes (a)live! | Be musical, get social!
November 6th | 19h45
Veemkade 574, Amsterdam
MusicVibes is a new platform that creates opportunities for music makers of different levels and backgrounds to improve their music skills in a social atmosphere, guided by professionals.
The workshops, lessons and music activities provide opportunities for contact with like-minded musicians and to work closely with professionals, in a relaxed, non-judgemental atmosphere. All activities include a broad socialisation program. MusicVibes is a joint venture of Rafael Fraga and Edwin Hoogervorst. Official presentation event will include concerts and many guests.
MusicVibes current activities include:
Free Guitar Lessons: an informal weekly guitar lesson. For free!
MusicVibes collective: weekly group practise session, with try-outs and concerts.
MusicVibes Weekends: 3-day workshops and lessons in wonderful locations.
More info: www.music-vibes.nl
Het Postakantoor, Bovenkarspel | tickets
November 16, 20:30h
Kim sings is a new project by Dutch actress Kim van Goor, where she interprets songs from her referential singers and songwriters.
Rafael was invited to contribute with musical direction and guitars.
Kim's warm tone reflects her personality, in an acoustic concert that will revisit all-time classics with a hint of jazz and world-music.
Music by Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, James Taylor, etc.
Production: Kim van Goor / Het Postkantoor
Musical direction: Rafael Fraga
Kim van Goor - vocals
Rafael Fraga - guitar, arrangements
Catalin Milea - sopran sax
Marco Zenini - double bass
Sound/lights - Mirek Bos
Vinicius de Moraes is Brazil's most acclaimed poet/musician - yet, widely unknown worldwide, spite lyrics such as "Garota de Ipanema / The Girl from Ipanema" or "Insensatez / How Insensitive".
Celebrating Vinicius' 100th anniversary, the Utrecht based Rood Noot theatre group joins Norah Paiva and Rafael Fraga to hommage the life and work of a remarkable character of modern culture.
The show, still under development, will have a pre-presentation in an informal public session, where the work and life of Vinicius will be explored around the table: with good food, amazing music and friendly people - as the poet loved.
Rood Noot | Utrecht
Friday, October 11 - 18h
Texts and music by Vinicius de Moraes
With: Peter Kolpa (texts), Norah Paiva (vocals) and Rafael Fraga (guitar and vocals)
Entrance (includes dinner): €9
Reservation recommended: https://www.facebook.com/events/1424878974391854/
Oude Vleutenseweg 33, Utrecht