Gabriela Kozyra and Luiz Morais

Venue: 
Sands Films
Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 19:45
82, St Marychurch St., Rotherhithe, London SE16 4HZ
An evening of Brazilian Bossa Nova & Samba presented by Tuned In London at Sands Films, Rotherhithe, SE16.

Brazilian 7-string guitar player Luiz Morais joins with vocalist Gabriela Kozyra to present a sparkling array of Brazilian tunes. Classics of Bossa Nova & Samba are complimented by new music from young Brazilian composers with diverse regional flavours & rhythms. A must for lovers of Brazilian music, past and present!

Gabriela Kozyra is originally Polish and comes from a family of musicians of mainly vocal traditions. She studied jazz voice at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. Later, she continued her master studies in Brazilian music at the Rotterdam Conservatoire Codarts. She has given concerts all over Europe and Brazil and has been involved in various projects and appeared in many festivals and venues. She received a scholarship to study in the school of Choro and Samba ‘Escola Portátil de Música’, in Rio de Janeiro. 

Born in the North East of Brazil, 7-string guitar player, arranger and composer Luiz Morais has been playing the guitar from a young age. Immersed in the vibrant Brazilian musical culture, he built his strong musical foundations playing rhythms such as Samba, Choro and Bossa Nova as well as the iconic North Eastern rhythm of Forró. Recently established in London, Luiz Morais brings to the UK his debut album "Nascente" (“Rising”), which is entirely his own composition. 

Luiz' website.

Gabriela's website.

See a taste of their songs on Youtube.

The venue is a deliciously sumptuous sofa-filled home-crafted cinema like none other, housed in a beautiful building oozing the history both of the neighbourhood and of costume creation. Even the loos are like none other in London!! Uniquely again, a ticket entitles you to free tea/coffee. Stronger stuff is available at the riverside Mayflower Pub, only a few cobble stones away. Sands Films is an inspiringly intimate place to hear fabulous music.

Sands Films