jocaperp | JOCA PERPIGNAN

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Joca Perpignan is a percussionist, singer and songwriter with over 25 years of musical experience. At the age of fifteen, Joca moved to Tel-Aviv and developed a multicultural background and a successful international career. His first solo album (Entreventos) was released in 2006 by the renowned Brazilian label Lumiar Discos. In 2011, Joca released his second album`Manso Balanço` (Sala de Som Records) with original music featuring very special guest artists, including singers Mira Awad, Din Din Aviv, Delcio Carvalho, clarinetist Anat Cohen, and pianist Alon Yavnai.. The album `Manso Balanço` received great reviews by the Brazilian and the Israeli media, including Billboard Brazil magazine (Tárik de Souza) and Israeli Haaretz newspaper’s top 10 albums in 2014. The song ‘De Partir Chegar’ was voted the best song of 2014 in Israel by music critic Ben Shalev, despite the fact that the song is in Portuguese, a foreign language in Israel. Currently Joca is releasing RIO ALEGRE - his third solo album, comprised of original sambas composed by Joca (music) and the legendary Brazilian poet Delcio Carvalho (lyrics). This album includes a top notch guest artist team: Áurea Martins, Ana Costa, João Cavalcanti and Thania Machado. `` I’m very happy to know this beautifull album Rio Alegre. Interesting and original arrangements! A great surprise and a big pleasure to receive this gift from Joca, giving new life to Delcio’s work`` Brazilian samba star Beth Carvalho`` The poet lives! One of the biggest masters of the samba and the MPB – Delcio Carvalho- receives an album of original music by Joca Perpignan. The repertoire of the album is vibrant, pulsating and with a rare freshness on its compositions.`` Brazilian top musical critic Tárik de Souza (Billboard magazine)The Brazilian-Israeli musician has collaborated in performances and recordings with top artists from different countries, including: • Brazil: Naná Vasconcelos, Armandinho Macedo, João Donato, Jussara Silveira, Cristina Braga, Simoninha, Paula Morelenbaum, Áurea Martins, Beth Carvalho, Jorge Aragão, Gabriel Grossi, and more; • Cape Verde: The Mendes Brothers, Mayra Andrade, Lura; • Cuba: Paquito D'Rivera, Dayna Suarez. • Colombia: Edmar Castañeda, Marta Gomez; • Portugal: Antonio Zambujo. • Angola: Wyza, Bruno M and Sandra Cordeiro; • Romania: Teodora Enache; Oana Pelea • Israel: Matti Caspi, Yoni Rechter, Arik Einstein, Mayumana Group, The Yemen Blues, singer Mira Awad, and more.In Israel, Joca also worked as a member of the world-renowned Idan Raichel Project from 2010 to 2015 and is a member and founder of the Tucan Trio.Over the years, Joca has presented his music at international festivals and events including: • The Aarhus Jazz Festival, Denmark 2015 – Guest artist with the Aarhus Jazz Orchestra. • Guest artist with the NDR Big Band in Hamburg -Germany 2015, 2017 and 2018. • The Red Sea Jazz Festival, Israel 2008, 2013 and 2018. • The Bucharest Jazz Festival (Romania, 2017) • The Sacred Music Festival – with master percussionist Naná Vasconcelos, Jerusalem. Israel – 2014. • The St. Petersburg International Jazz Festival, Russia 2007 • The Punta del Este Jazz Festival 2009,2012 and 2014 (Uruguay) • The Israel-Ethiopia exchange concert series 2015 in Addis Ababa (Ethipoia) • The NDR Jazz series (Germany) with the ALON & JOCA project • Projeto Ponte Cultural , Luanda – Angola 2014 • The Ethno Port World Music Fest – Poznan, Poland 2012 • Praia do Forte Jazz Festival, Bahia – Brazil 2011 (as a member of the TUCAN TRIO) • Sala Baden Powel Jazz series- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2008. • The Savassi Jazz festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil 2016. • Virada Cultural - São Paulo 2013 • Centro da Cultura Judaica World Series – São Paulo 2011




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30 Jul 9pm
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JOCA PERPIGNAN – `SOLOS, SOUNDS & SONGS`

JOCA PERPIGNAN – `SOLOS, SOUNDS & SONGS` A solo concert by percussionist-singer-songwriter Joca Perpignan. A […]

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