Vinicius Cantuaria: Jobim EN


8. 11. 2020

X10 Theatre (DUP39)

# Bossa Nova # Recital

Icon of Brazilian music and jazz performs the songs of bossa nova master Antonio Carlos Jobim in an intimate solo recital

Vinicius Cantuaria was born in the port town of  Manaus on the Amazon river, but he and his family soon moved to Rio de Janeiro. He wasn’t yet a teenager when bossa nova came to prominence in Brazil and beyond. The form’s seductive harmonic language was to influence a range of jazz musicians, leading to a boom in jazz/Brazilian fusion in the 1960s. The term ‘bossa’ in Brazilian means something like natural talent, or unforced ability. And so it was with Cantuaria – he didn’t so much push himself as ease himself onto the scene, becoming known first of all as a sideman, most notably to the singer and guitarist Caetano Veloso. In the ’90s, he moved to New York to learn more about swing right at the source. Another renowned Brazilian composer, Carlos Lyra, once said that bossa nova swings from side to side, while jazz swings from front to back. Cantuarua was able to establis himself in New York thanks to his openness and willingness to experiment. He was bewitched by the downtown scene and established musical relationships with John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Brad Mehldau, and Bill Frisell, as well as David Byrne, Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, and Ryuchi Sakamoto.


But bossa nova remained the music of his heart. Antonio Carlos Jobim is the recognised master of the form, and the man who wrote the majority of bossa nova classics, and Cantuaria chose to concentrate on Jobim’s repertoire firstly for a concept album, and then for a series of moving solo recitals. His natural talent, together with the musical and life experiences he’d gleaned, helped him fashion a truly absorbing concert experience. Cantuaria interprets Jobim’s pieces with such feeling, and so convincingly, that nothing is left behind.

‘Some people just don’t get bossa nova: where there is subtlety, they hear superficial simplicity. I fear they’re wrong and are missing out on a lot. The Brazilian singer and guitarist Vinicius Canturia is one of the most expressive and original expats on the New York scene.’


Sunday Times

Detailed Schedule

Approximate concert length

70 min

No interval

20 h—21.20 h


Vinicius Cantuaria – guitar, voice

No interval

Acoustic concert


X10 Theatre

Přestávka: ne

Divadlo X10 is located in the basement of the former Art Industry Building. Inspired by German Werkbund, this seven-storey functionalist building was built as the administrative and exhibition centre of The Central Federation of Czechoslovak Industry, which served an important function as organiser of events representing Czechoslovak works at home and abroad. The construction of the building was completed in 1936 by the architect Oldřich Starý. Its design involved many notable persons, such as Josef Gočár, Rudolf Stockar, and painters and graphic designers František Kysela and Vratislav Hugo Brunner.

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Vinicius Cantuaria: Jobim

8. 11. 2020

X10 Theatre

# Jazz, World Music

I Category: 700 CZK

II Category: 500 CZK

Outbuildings: 400 Kč

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