On Wednesday evening, July 15, singer Laura Ann Singh and guitarist Kevin Harding of Quatro Na Bossa came to our studios at 88.9 WCVE to play some music and talk a little bit about what they have planned for Friday evening’s (7/18) Guitar and Other Strings Concert at VCU. In case you missed their segment, you can listen to it here. They performed music by Chico Buarque, Dorival Caymmi, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luis Bonfa.
One of the distinguishing qualities of this ensemble is they make every effort to perform Brazilian music in an authentic fashion. They aren’t the typical jazz group that plays sterile versions of Jobim tunes. Laura Ann Singh sings beautifully in Portuguese and her colleague Kevin Harding has devoted himself to learning all he can about Brazilian music and culture. You can hear how their understanding of the material has increased greatly over the eleven years that they’ve performed together.
We’ve been really fortunate at 88.9 WCVE to have Quatro Na Bossa as our guests live on the air for the last few years. This is beautiful music.