PROFILE ADRIANO GRINEBERG | MUSIC AT MCB
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Adriano Grineberg is one of the honorees of the #MCBEMCASA campaign. The singer, pianist and composer would perform at the Museu da Casa Brasileira in June, in the 21st season of the Music at MCB project. However, under the guidance of the Covid-19 Contingency Center, the Secretary of Culture and Creative Economy of the Government of the State of São Paulo adopted the measure to temporarily suspend the operation of museums.
For over 25 years on the road, Grineberg has become one of the most expressive names in contemporary blues in Brazil, being a constant presence in the main festivals dedicated to the genre. He participated in more than 150 CDs / DVDs and did shows alongside artists such as Andre Christovam (Grineberg plays for 15 years in his band), Corey Harris, Ira !, John Pizzarelli, Magic Slim, Ana Cañas, Filipe Catto and Gilberto Gil, Wanderléa, among others.
His previous work, “Blues For Africa” (2013), won him the Professional Music Award for two consecutive years, 2016 and 2017. The album was audacious in incorporating the universe of the African continent in songs sung in Yoruba (family language Nigerian-Congolese linguistics), among other languages, explaining a fantastic connection with the blues.
In addition to the blues, a language of which he is one of the greatest connoisseurs in South America, the artist has always kept his eye on the genre’s connections with Jazz, Soul, Progressive Rock, Electronic, as well as the musical and ethnic language of places like India , country where he once lived, Pakistan, Middle East and the Americas.
Adriano Grineberg has just released “108”, the third album of his solo career, which brings connections between blues and jazz with ethnic and ancestral music from various locations in the world (Asia, Africa and the Americas).
With his own sound, he also mixes progressive rock with influences that go back to the origins of this seminal musicality. The São Paulo musician, known to the public as Grineberg, has in his new CD, 7 authorial compositions and adaptations sung in the languages; Sanskrit, Yoruba, Ancient Persian, Hindi and Qawwali.
“108” is a name that draws attention and the public may ask: “but what does it mean?”. The number “108” is associated with the multiple names and faces of God in India and other locations. And it is also the idea that the artist seeks to express on the album, going through his multiple musical and philosophical influences, inaugurating the “World Blues” concept.
Check out the teaser for the new CD:
“In this album, I tell my whole trajectory in music and also outside of it, inspired by a journey that begins in the River Gânges, in India, crossing the Middle East, the Sahara and the Atlantic to the source of the Mississippi River in its multiple connections”, he says the artist.
About the Music at MCB project
With continuous editions since 1999, the Music at MCB project has benefited more than 240 thousand people, who had free access to shows by groups like Pau Brasil, Zimbo Trio, Coisa Fina Project, Bachiana Youth Orchestra, Aum Group, Mawaca and Traditional Jazz Band , among others. The presentations, which take place on stage set up on the terrace of the Museu da Casa Brasileira between the months of January and December, currently gather around 500 spectators on average each Sunday.
The MCB is temporarily closed. In the current scenario, MCB adapts its content to digital, making several materials available in its #MCBemcasa campaign and on the #CulturaemCasa platform. Among the content launched, there is a virtual tour, playlists, articles and activities on social networks. Follow!
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