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Celso Machado


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Celso Machado (born January 27, 1953) is a Brazilian guitarist, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist who lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Celso Machado transports his audiences through the richness and diversity of Brazilian music and beyond. The regional music of Brazil has arisen out of various blends of African, Portuguese and Indigenous influences. While Celso’s music is rooted in the percussive rhythms, harmonies and spirit of Brazil, it also reflects his incurable fascination with other musical traditions. He has gained mastery of a vast array of instruments including: the Arab nay, the southern Italian tamburello, the Moroccan guembri and, most recently, the African kora. He is also known for the ability to produce birds call imitations using wind and percussion instruments. These influences blend seamlessly into his own sound; his own unique contribution to the evolution of Brazilian music.

For over thirty years he has performed on concert stages throughout Brazil, Western Europe and Canada, as well as in the United States. He is active as a teacher, composer and recording artist.

The Machado Brothers
There is a saying in Brazil that samba begins with the feet. In Celso’s family that soon spread to bodies, mouths, tables, boxes, frying pans and pieces of paper with each brother and their mother imitating an instrument: surdo, bass drum, shakers and tambourine.


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  • davibarker

    E quem disse que eu quero esse corôa no meu perfil do lastfm?? Cadê o Celso Machado do G3???

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Josabete

    Olá,Celso não cosegui baixa sua s musicas q pena...grande beijo Bete..

    28 Jul 2009 Reply
  • zachb123

    hey celso! its zach here, we met on the ferry this morning coming from vancouver! cant wait to see you perform in nelson in april!

    26 Jan 2009 Reply

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