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About Pedro Quental:

A loose translation of Pedro Quental’s style? How about “carioca soul”? That is to say, soul music from Rio de Janeiro. It is a style that he views as a mixture of MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) and soul. He presents a new recipe of sound dubbed the “gafieira carioca soul,” mixing old dancehall, "samba de gafieira," and swing together with the funky beats of Rio’s soul movement. This sound can be quintessentially defined as the carioca’s (from Rio): it brings along with it the very fabric of that city’s musical tradition. Although behind-the-scenes for ages in Brazil’s rich musical industry (as a composer and singer for films, commercials and jingles), in 2008, Pedro Quental gained notoriety as a performer when he teamed up with Rio’s outrageously cool and popular percussion group, Monobloco.

Pedro Quental and Band


A double-shot of samba with a "carioca soul" chaser. Don't miss the groove-laden sets of Pedro Quental!

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