Direct from Sao Paulo, Tulipa is Brazil’s latest gift to music - a talented young singer-songwriter whose playful tropicália pop draws on 1970s roots, combining rich vocals and catchy melodies - all underpinned by a tight-knit band driving out rock, pop and electronic grooves.
Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, Hoxton and Shoreditch, EC2A 3AY
£8.00 (Entry) , £5.00 (Advance)
Doors: 7 p.m.
Tickets: £5 + booking fee in advance, £8 on the door
In a rare London appearance Tulipa (her name means Tulip) and band perform tracks from her debut album Efêmera (Totolo / Harmonia Mundi). The critically acclaimed release (which topped Rolling Stone Brasil’s list of the Best Album of 2010) featured a stellar cast of top young Brazilian artists including Ceu, Mariana Aydar, Thalma de Freitas (Orquestra Imperial) on backing vocals and Kassin on bass, along with her father Luis Chagas (from Itamar Assumpção’s band Isca de Polícia) and brother Gustavo Ruiz on guitars.
Hailed by critics around the world for her unforgettable live show and powerful stage presence, this is a real treat and for lovers of Brazilian music.
Plus a live DJ set from D. Vyzor
‘A gift for catchy off-kilter melodies.’ êêêê Songlines Magazine
‘Slinky, sassy, playful and theatrical… Tulipa has all the makings of the next major Brazilian celebrity.’ êêêê The Guardian
‘Blissfully pretty melodies… a global star is born.’ Metro
‘Fresh and accessible.’ 7/10 Drowned in Sound