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Brazilian Jazz Pianist Ricardo Bacelar and Guitarist Cainã Cavalcante: “Paracosmo”
Music Utopia Created in Brazil amid COVID-19 Crisis
New music album “Paracosmo” created by Brazilian pianist/composer, Ricard Bacelar and Cainã Cavalcante, guitar prodigy, was released May 28, 2021. It will also be available in digital music distribution platforms and also as CD format.
This music album consists of seven newly created instrumental tunes recorded in uninterrupted sessions. All tunes were composed and played by Ricard Bacelar and Cainã Cavalcante.
“The title ‘Paracosmo’ means an imaginary place, where anything is possible,” says Bacelar. “In Brazil, unlike Japan, people are still very much at home. Schools, for example, don’t open every day. In this pandemic, Paracosmo makes a person feel more energized by music. Music has that power.
“I visited Japan three years ago for my concerts and I was delighted with the Japanese people’s response to my music. I have a lot of admiration for the Japanese culture, traditions, and way of life. I hope the Japanese audience will enjoy our new work.”
“Paracosmo” contains the following songs:
- Vila dos Pássaros – A unique rhythm called “Baião”, which originated in the northeastern part of Brazil. This area is the hometown of Bacelar and Cavalcanti. The title of the song means “Birds Village”.
- Paracosmo – A light percussion and piano solo for this the song.
- Valsa do cansaço – A dramatic waltz with fado elements gives a passionate side of Bacelar.
- Lyle – This song is dedicated to American pianist Lyle Mays, who died last year. There is a jazz element in this song.
- Manoela – A song dedicated to Bacelar’s wife.
- Berceuse – A song like a lullaby with a sad and melancholy melody.
- Caminho dos mouros – The song is a pure experimentation and free interpretation of music.