Yamandu Costa


Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:30 pm
Herbst Theatre $35/$45/$55

One of the greatest guitarists of our time, a master of the 7 string guitar. Yamandu’s performances are thrilling events, full of passion, excitement, virtuosity and exquisite beauty. A Brazilian wonder. Can you imagine a combination of Paco de Lucia, Baden Powell and Raphael Rabello…that’s Yamandu Costa!

Guitarist and composer born in Passo Fundo in 1980, Yamandu began studying guitar at the age of 7 with his father, Algacir Costa, leader of the band “The Frontiers” and improved with Lúcio Yanel, an Argentine virtuoso living in Brazil. Until the age of 15, his only musical school was the folk music of the South of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. After listening to Radamés Gnatalli, he began to search for other Brazilians, such as Baden Powell, Tom Jobim, Raphael Rabello among others. At the age of 17 he performed for the first time in São Paulo at the Cultural Circuit Banco do Brasil, produced by Tom Brasil Studio, and from then on he was recognized as a revelation musician of the Brazilian guitar. One of the greatest phenomena of Brazilian music of all time, young Yamandu confirms and deserves all the praise he receives when he plays his guitar. Alone on the stage, he is able to raise in ecstasy audiences of the most specialized and to excite the great public to the most accurate ears.His performance interpretations can reshape every song he plays and reveals a deep intimacy with his instrument. All the recognition he receives is only a reflection of what he brings to his audience, recreating the magic of music in his touch, passing through his body and transforming almost miraculously. Yamandu plays Brazilian classical music, but he is also a gaucho full of milongas, tangos, zambas and chamamés. A guitarist and composer who does not fit into any musical chain he is a mixture of all styles and creates rare personality interpretations on his 7 string guitar. Yamandu lives up to the meaning of his beautiful name “the forerunner of the waters.”

Considered one of the greatest talents of the Brazilian guitar, Yamandu Costa is a world reference in the interpretation of our music, which dominates and recreates each performance, including in his compositions. Who sees him on stage realizes his incredible involvement, his passion for instrument and art. His musical creativity develops freely on an absolutely improved technique, exploring all the possibilities of the 7-string guitar, renewing old themes and presenting his own compositions of intense brilliance, in an always passionate and contagious performance.

Revealing a deep intimacy with his instrument and a musical language without borders, he toured the most important stages of Brazil and the world, participating in great festivals and encounters, winner of the most relevant prizes of Brazilian music. In 2010, Luz da Aurora CD with Hamilton from Holland was nominated for the Latin Grammy.

In 2012 he won in Cuba the Cubadisco International Award for CD Mafuá and a Mention of the ALBA Award for CD Lida.

Yamandu Costa is currently the most represented Brazilian musician in the world, covering the most diverse countries of the globe: France, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Lithuania, Serbia, Greece, Macedonia, Israel, Cyprus, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Zimbabwe, Cape Verde, Angola, UAE, Canada, Ecuador, Cuba, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

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