Three years after the release of his first CD, Wind Toy, Brazilian guitarist Marcelo Nami launches Back Again. If Wind Toy featured guest musicians and had its basis in drums/percussion, bass guitar and several stringed instruments played by Nami – such as acoustic guitar, electric guitar, cavacolão (a creation of his) and cavaquinho –, Back Again is a return to Nami’s roots: intriguing melodies over refined harmonies spiced up by genuine Brazilian rhythms in the format in which it all began when the artist was but a six-year-old kid: solo acoustic guitar.
Having performed around the world, recorded CDs and DVDs and played for several years both live and at studios with Brazilian and international stars - such as Diogo Nogueira, Martinho da Vila, Daniela Mercury, Chico Buarque, Hamilton de Holanda, Ivan Lins, Yoni Rechter, Jorge Glem and Timna Brauer -, Marcelo Nami, with virtuosity and a sophisticated original technique (use of the adapted guitar pick), joins Brazilian styles like samba, choro and baião with Venezuelan merengue, adding a pinch of eastern music, some pop and flamenco.
At Back Again concerts, besides playing the ten original works from the album - which includes The fly’s egg (dedicated to great Jacob do Bandolim), Paquito (inspiring piece Nami dedicates to Paco de Lucia) and Freedom (fast swinged baião open to improvisation: Marcelo imitates Samba Schools’ instruments on his guitar, where he also creates impressive percussive effects and inserts elements of Middle Eastern music) -, the artist gives us gems from Brazilian and international music. Turn off your mobiles, smartphones, sit back on your theatre seat and get ready for an unforgettable musical journey!
Marcelo Nami’s first CD, Wind Toy, which will please both the listener who is used to sophisticated harmonies and the one who cannot do without the beauty of great melodies, presents twelve tracks in which Brazilian styles range from frevo to samba, from choro to ijesha. The CD features some of Brazil’s best musicians. An absolute must.