Pedro Så Moraes

Event has passed (Sun Jan 26, 2014 - Sun Jan 26, 2014)
Former Yoshi's San Francisco Location - Now Closed
Music, Pop Music, World Music


"Guitarist and singer Pedro Moraes is a great introduction to Rio de Janeiro's adventurous music scene. At turns rocking and lyrical, Moraes demonstrates his ability to mine Brazil's rich musical veins and turn traditional rhythms and forms on their heads" - Tim Wilkins (WBGO/NPR)

"For those of you looking for a Tropicalia fix, the brazilian pop barytone is a must see." (Time Out Chicago)

Sunday, Jan 26

7pm $12 adv, $16 door

Considered one of the most important songwriters in the new Brazilian Popular Music scene, Pedro Sá Moraes, “one of the ten artists you should have known in 2012” (NPR - 2013) will be touring the US in support of his new album, “Além do Princípio do Prazer” (Beyond Pleasure Principle) in January of 2014. Produced by the Brazilian Music Award winner Ivo Senra, the album explores an unlikely crossroads of unpredictable harmonies, a wide pallete of African-Brazilian and self-created rhythms, and textural, dramatic layers of electronica and electro-acoustic landscapes.

One of the founders of the “Coletivo Chama”, a multi-art collective based in Rio, and the creator and curator of the “Brazilian Explorative Music” APAP-NYC showcase, heading up to its third edition in 2014, Pedro’s work has been drawing significant attention to a vigorous and independent ecosystem of creators, pulsating beneath and beyond the stylish Bossa Nova, the iconic Tropicalia and the contagious Batucadas that make up the collective wisdom on Brazilian music. These artists are drawing from the awe-inspiring masters of past (Jobim, Caymmi, Villa Lobos) and present (Hermeto Pascoal, Guinga, Milton Nascimento), while pushing for a new scene in which the familiar seductive beauty and rhythms of Brazil walk hand in hand with explorative musicianship and risk-taking.

More about Pedro Sá Moraes:
After years developing his Brazilian grooves singing classic sambas in the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa, following the release of his debut solo EP Claroescuro (2007) the carioca singer, composer and guitarist turned his full focus to promoting his own “elaborate melodies and unexpected lyrics... bridging traditional and modern trends, ranging from northeastern roots to samba and beyond.” (Musica

The “Electro-samba adventurer” (NPR - 2010) has since toured all over Brazil, several European and Asian countries and particularly the US, where support for the full album release of Claroescuro, deemed “one of the top 10 world music CDs of 2010” (Boston Globe) covered coast-to-coast mileage on stages such as Joe ́s Pub, SOB ́s and NuBlu in New York, SXSW, Philadelphia Film and Music Festival, Brazil Summerfest, Chicago World Music Festival and more.