Saturday, April 17, 2010

Guitarras do Cerrado event: interview with Marcelo Barbosa

Marcelo Barbosa to participate in the DVD recording of GUITARRAS DO CERRADO project playing JIMI HENDRIX. The event is dedicated to 50-years-anniversary of the capital of Brazil, Brasília and will take place in UK BRASIL PUB on April 21, 8 p.m. GUITARRAS DO CERRADO project was established in 2003 and presents the union of the leading names of the guitar world of Brasília and its region such as: KIKO PÉRES, HAROLDINHO MATTOS, MARCELO BARBOSA, CELSO SALIM, ALBERTO SALES, DILLO DARAÚJO, DOCA, TONINHO MAIA and MAURÍCIO LAVENÉRE. Here you can read the short interview of Marcelo Barbosa in relation to this event done for GUITARRAS DO CERRADO official website.

Complete name: Marcelo Silva Barbosa

Date of birth: 07/04/1975

How and when did the music come to your life?
I was 11 when I was influenced by the explosion of Brazilian rock and later by the first Rock'n Rio festival which got me into the first contact with some great world rock icons.

Why was it the guitar?
Without any doubt, the guitar is one of the most expressive instruments existing in the music. Besides that, this is a symbol and a synonym of rock'n roll, the musical style which made me want to be a musician.

What does Jimi Hendrix mean for you, as a musician and as a guitarist?
An important milestone in the history of the instrument. Without any doubt, any guitarist in this world (whether he wants it or not) who came after him has some Hendrix influences in his proper style, even without realizing that.

Which album or song of Hendrix would you emphasize?
Are You Experienced kicks ass.

If you had an opportunity to play with him, which song would you like to play?
It’s difficult to choose only one, but I think, Purple Haze.

If this meeting happened in Brasília, where would you take him to play?
I think it might be quite interesting to play with Hendrix on the esplanade of the ministry departments. Who knows, maybe on the Congress ramp, it was some show there a few years ago.

Whom would you invite to assist this musical walk in Brasília?
All the sensitive persons with good taste and admirers of real artist expressiveness.

Whom wouldn’t you invite?
For sure, anyone who take part in the actual system of the government of Federal District.

Your message for 50 years of Brasília anniversary
I’m too biased to say it due to my passion to the city, I was born and I was made here. I’ve already gone all over Brazil and a little bit over the rest of the world and in general I’ve never been in a better place for living. Long live Brasília and the quality of life it guarantees to us!

Guitarras do Cerrado website (in Portuguese)

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