Monday, February 23, 2009

Guitarist Pat Bianculli: 'Machado is a wonderful composer'

A list of selected CDs on the Celso Machado page at includes: “Imagens do Nordeste; (Excerpts): Catgut Flambo; Harris Becker, Pasquale Bianculli, guitar; Msr 21699 (1999).” Guitarist Pat Bianculli of Brooklyn has left a message in the Guest Book at “Thank you for including on your page for the composer/guitarist, Celso Machado, a reference to our recording of Imagens do Nordeste. It is an honor to have our performance noted on your pages. Machado is a wonderful composer.” 

Celso Machado is an Afro-Brazilian composer, guitarist, lyricist and singer who was born in Ribeiro Preto, Brazil on January 27, 1953. He has a website of his own, The works he writes and performs are played by guitarists in both classical and world music genres. At age seven Celso began performing in street bands. He first performed in Canada in 1986; he moved there three years later. Celso's many CDs consist of music composed by himself and others. On Nov. 24, 2008 AfriClassical reported: “'Jogo da Vida' Makes Celso Machado World Solo Artist in 2008 Canadian Folk Music Awards”.

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