Viviani is a Brazilian artist who lived in Brazil until 1990. Since then, she has lived in Holland, Indonesia, and Spain and her life has become a true adventure full of events and stories. Performed in Austria, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Cyprus, Indonesia, Croatia, Spain, Israel, USA, France and Luxembourg, singing not only in Portuguese but, as well, in English and Spanish.
Since she is back in Holland (2018) she started to listen to Dutch cabaretier performers and the songs from Paul Van Vliet, Herman van Veen, Toon Hermans, Ramses Shaffy and others. Their songs/lyrics have touched her heart deeply, and she decided to sing in Dutch.
Along with this initiative, of singing their Dutch songs, a new project was born “No More Samba”, a theatre/cabaret show written in English and Dutch by Albert Tolla, award-winning writer from Barcelona, where Viviani acts and sings together with a Dutch actor/singer.
And because the list of songs that Viviani listened to and fell in love with is huge, and they cannot all be in the project “No More Samba” she decided, together with the acoustic guitar player Marijn Van der Linden from Holland and the Dutch/ Cape Verde piano player Carlos Matos to create the musical project “Songs from three Continents” where she sings in four languages (Portuguese, Dutch, Criollo, and Spanish) songs from South America, European and African continents. The project pays tribute to great artists such as Violeta Parra from Chile, Milton Nascimento from Brazil, Dutch Paul Van Vliet and Herman Van Veen, Cesária Évora from Cape Verde to name a few.
The repertoire is composed up of classics songs such as “Alfonsina y El Mar”, “Als het Stormt”, “Jij bent het beste wat mijn in overkomen”, Anders Anders”, “Encontros e Despedidas”, “Avenida Marginal” arranged by Carlos Matos and Marijn van der Linden.
“Songs from Three Continents” performance would have started in August 2021 at the “Last Minut Jazz Festival”, Croatia, in the city of Bale, but because of restrictions of the worldwide postponed to next year 2022.
Carlos Matos is a Dutch, Cape Verden pianist. He is composer, arranger, and producer.
Graduated at Codarts (Rotterdam’s Conservatory) he is specialist in World Music. He won the Yamaha organ competition 1st prize and the CD of his band “CaboCubaJazz” was elected the best world music selected in 4 categories in the Latin Dutch Grammy and nominated 4 times at the Cabo Verde Music Awards (CVNMA) in 2012.
Carlos has played all over the world in Israel, USA, Thailand, Malaysia, Germany and many other countries and accompanied great artists like Fernando Lameirinhas, Lucas van Meerwijk, Gerald Troost & Elisa, Sharon Kips to name a few.
Marijn van der Linden
Marijn Van Der Linden is a seven and six-string acoustic guitar and “cavaquinho” player.
He was graduated at Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg and has followed master classes in NL, Belgium, and Brazil with important artists.
Besides given lessons at Codarts (Rotterdam’s Conservatory) and organizing festivals, he has founded the Choro School (Escola Portatil de Musica), the first Brazilian music school in Europe focused on Choro Music.
He has played with several groups of World Music and travel all over the world.