11 November • National Opera and Ballet, 22:00

KIKO DINUCCI acoustic guitar

Born in 1977, Kiko Dinucci is a Brazilian musician and composer from São Paulo. Founding member of Metá Metá and Passo Torto. He collaborated with artists such as Elza Soares, Tom Zé, Criolo, Jards Macalé. The experiences in the São Paulo punk rock/hardcore scene of the 90s, the samba scene and in candomble religious activities shaped the way he plays. His basic idea has always been to play the guitar as a percussion instrument. The debut solo album, “Cortes Curtos”, was released in 2017. In 2019 Dinucci started to work of the next one. “Rastilhho”, an album of “apocalyptic samba”, came in October 2020, with instant success, considered a real masterpiece. It is truly a guitar record, where the instrument overlaps everything else, the voices, the lyrics, exploring folk music textures with a chunky percussive vivid playing style. The album recalls the masterpieces from the 60s and 70s onwards. Kiko carries those influences from legends of the Brazilian song and acoustic guitar such as Dorival Caymmi, Baden Powell, João Bosco or Gilberto Gil. “Outstanding from start to finish” (Gilles Peterson), “Rastilho” cements Kiko Dinucci as one of the most important voices in contemporary Brazilian music.