Roger Davidson and Marco Lobo reunite for an improvised concert performance in Brazil

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Roger Davidson joins world renowned percussionist Marco Lobo to create a unique musical experience during his debut performance in Brasilia, Brazil.

American composer and pianist, Roger Davidson debuts in Brasilia, Brazil

Roger Davidson debuts in Brasilia, Brazil.

Roger Davidson is a musician who possesses great sensitivity and energy. His affinity for Brazilian music...and this exchange [have] been wonderful, full of freedom and generosity that illustrate his great artistry.

Roger Davidson teams up once more with Marco Lobo, a world renowned Brazilian percussionist for “Volta ao Mundo Através da Música/An Improvised Musical Journey around the World” concert in Brasilia, Brazil’s capital city. The two artists deliver a high impact performance, showcasing the duo’s talent for improvisation and melding together the beauty of piano and percussion to create a soulful harmony.

“Marco Lobo is a percussionist who responds to nature and life itself with a depth of expression rarely heard on stage,” praises Roger Davidson. “His improvisation skills are exemplary, and as a musician whose specialty is improvisation, I feel I truly have a spiritual brother every time we perform together.”

Roger Davidson’s life-long connection to Bossa Nova brought him to Brazil the first time in 2011 when he recorded the double album "Journey to Rio" with a cast of stellar musicians that included Marco Lobo. Since then, he has returned annually to perform and collaborate with Lobo and other prominent Brazilian musicians.

“Roger Davidson is a musician who possesses great sensitivity and energy. His affinity for Brazilian music brought us together, and this exchange has been wonderful, full of freedom and generosity that illustrate his great artistry,” says Marco Lobo.

During this recent concert and in past collaboration, Roger Davidson and Marco Lobo showcase not only their respective musical prowess but also the synergy of their talent to produce powerful music. Their inspired music is beautifully captured in Soundbrush Records’ forthcoming album, “An Improvised Musical Journey around the World”, a live recording of their 2013 improvisation concert in Teresópolis, Brazil.

About Roger Davidson
Roger Davidson, an ordained Interfaith Minister, has devoted his life to channeling his spirituality through music. His acclaimed catalog ranges from chamber, symphonic, and choral pieces to jazz, tango, Klezmer, children’s music, a wide span of Latin and Brazilian music, Universal Sacred Music, and most recently, a solo piano project – Temple of the Soul: Rhapsodies and Meditations for Solo. Davidson is also the founder of Soundbrush Records, a label which promotes intercultural musical collaborations, with the belief that artistic collaboration between different cultures illuminates humanity’s inter-connection.

Marco Lobo
Marco Lobo is a Brazilian native percussionist, notably one of the best in the Brazilian music scene. Having performed in hundreds of theaters, jazz clubs, festivals and many other venues in Brazil and abroad, his career has achieved international stardom. Lobo has recorded more than 30 albums, six solo and others in collaboration with great artists of Brazilian music, among them Maria Bethânia, Milton Nascimento, Marisa Monte, Ivan Lins, João Bosco, Gilberto Gil, Vanessa da Mata, and Billy Cobham.

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