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A beautifully crafted piece of post-tropicália

Son of a pastor from Ipanema, João Selva grew up in Rio de Janeiro in a community of former prisoners and converted artists. In his childhood, he played his first notes on a guitar under the watchful eye of Wand Sa - one of Bossa Nova's iconic figures. The influence of his father, a music lover and collector of records of all sorts, led him to further his knowledge of Brazilian music, specializing in the practice of Capoeira Angola, Samba de Roda, Maracatu or Coca de Roda. At the age of 18, he began a career as a travelling artist playing music hall shows for children in Africa, South Africa and the Carribbean - before settling down in the city of Lyon, many years later. His decisive meeting with the prolific producer Bruno Patchworks led him to launch his solo career. In 2021, João Selva returns with a second album Navegar, a true hymn to creoleness and tropicalism, embued with flavors of funk, jazz and disco.

Free admission

6:30 p.m.

Reservations recommended: +377 9999 3000

On-site parking, nightly rate from 7 p.m., 0.60c/hour