Thu 28 Apr, 20:00 – Forró da Quinta, by João Bittencourt


28 April 2022
Concert starts at 20:00
Door open: 19:30

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João Bittencourt is an accordionist, pianist, composer, producer and musical director.
He is currently a professor at the Berklee Partner Global Music Institute (India) and a composer at Cia Cirque de La Liberte, based in Arnhem.
As an accordionist, he played with Bibi Ferreira for over 10 years and has performed with artists such as Geraldo Azevedo, Amelinha.
In this show, João plays accordion accompanied by zabumba (Cleyton Barros) and triangle (Julio Brecho).
The repertoire is for dancing and includes songs by composers such as Geraldo Azevedo, Flávio José and Alceu Valença, as well as instrumentals by Sivuca, Dominguinhos and Camarão.

Special guests:
Julio Brechó

The singer and composer Júlio Brechó, born in Rio de Janeiro, mixes Afro-Brazilian rhythms with a lot of swing and sympathy. Besides being a musician, Brechó is also an actor and cultural producer.
Self-taught, he started playing the guitar at the age of 15 in groups of friends and presentations in schools. Influenced by pop rock and great names of Brazilian popular music such as Djavan, Caetano Veloso, Tim Maia and Legião Urbana, Júlio began his professional career in 2008 in Amsterdam with the project “Deita os Cabelos”.
In 2017 he moved to Lisbon where he created the project “Do lado de lá – Coletivo”.
Currently, Brechó defends street art and presents his show “O Palhaço Brasileiro” in urban and itinerant stages throughout the cities he passes through.

Helena Bittencourt


Helena Bittencourt is Brazilian and multi-artist; Comedian, performer, actress, screenwriter, musician and singer.
Among others, she was a member of Cirque du Soleil, Cia Finzi Pasca, in the musical Havana Cafe and stars in the show Bianco su Bianco, presented in more than 40 cities and seen by more than 50 thousand people.
She has also performed at Bam (NY), Picollo Teatro di Milano, Marinsky, among others.
For two years she was part of Forró do João, performing weekly in Lapa (Rio de Janeiro)