Concert by Nicolás Farruggia

04 June 2020, 9:00pm

Nicolás Farruggia is a stateless person. He recognizes only one country: the song. And Nicolás Farruggia's song is the emotional vehicle for the stories and accents of a polyglot singer. His singing goes through Argentine folklore to the most Bahian samba chula in Brazil, then he can play the Neapolitan song, passing through Cape Verde or Afro-Peruvian rhythms ... until it ends in the blues.

A voice and a guitar, many worlds. Nicolás was born in Argentina, grew up in Italy, and studied classical guitar until his master's degree, at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London. Despite the promising career of a soloist, the tailcoat is more fair than a tight skirt and he leaves for Bahia de Todos os Santos, where he is reborn a songwriter. His first two albums - Mátria (2009) and Nico ~ Latinidade (2012) - are a resutl of this bond between popular rhythms with classical technique: a union consecrated by the indissoluble ring of poetry.

Back in the old world, he becomes an “alfacinha” (Lisboner) in 2016 and begins to liven up Lisbon's nights with several cross-cultural projects: the “Forró Miór” quartet, the “Orquestra Latinidade” and the Dominican meringue sextet “Tony Madeira y los Impresionantes” . More recently, in March 2019, commissioned by Largo Residências, he creates and directes Libê - Lisbon Buskers Ensemble.

In these pandemic times, he continues to work on new songs in partnership with the Paraná poetress Piera Schnaider, teaches “cantautoria” at a distance and studies Mandarin. He will soon be releasing a video clip with the participation of the master Chico Buarque de Holanda.

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