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Brazilian pop sensation to perform, May 4


Brazilian singer, songwriter, guitarist and percussionist Vinicius Cantuária and his quintet will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in the University Chapel.

The event is the second annual spring concert presented by Modern Improvisational Music Appreciation (MIMA), a student group that promotes live music on campus.

Throughout his career, Cantuária has sought to connect several realms of pop music from his native country. His band, best described as “post-electronica acoustic,” has often collaborated with prominent left-field musicians such as Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Brian Eno, Arto Lindsay and Bill Frisell, who was featured in MIMA’s 2005 spring concert.

Highly lauded for his musical ingenuity and artful song-writing skills, the million-selling performer professes that he often looks to the doleful harmonies of Miles Davis and Chet Baker for inspiration. Cantuária, who now resides in New York, has not only recorded several solo albums in the past two decades, but also has been featured on the albums of other celebrated Brazilian musicians.

Tickets are free for Princeton University ID holders and $10 for the general public. They may be obtained at the Frist ticket office by calling (609) 258-1742 or by visiting the University Ticketing Web site. Tickets also will be distributed near the entrance to the chapel to PUID holders immediately prior to the concert.

The event is co-sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government and its Projects Board, Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, Office of Religious Life, Venture Fund and Program in Latin American Studies.

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