AFRO-BRAZILIAN FOLK FROM BRAZIL.
Born in Salvador de Bahia, singer and guitarist Tigana Santana communicates a deep and poetic vision of a Brazil anchored in its African roots.
As the first Brazilian composer to use several African languages in his songs, which combine Kikongo, Kimbundu, Portuguese, English, Spanish and French, Santana subtly converges the musical traditions of West Africa and those of his native land.
His third album, recorded in Senegal, combines these two aspects of the African diaspora in a clear artistic affirmation, typical of his work and creative ambitions.
Brought up on Candomblé, Santana creates spiritual, ethereal and essential music in which African rhythms are enriched by his overpowering guitar arpeggios and enchanting song.
“Originally from Bahia, he fills his quiet folk music with Afro-Brazilian roots, inserting kikongo words into his multilingual repertoire. One melts for his fragile voice, for the musicality of his evanescent ballads, imperfect and yet so moving.” Anne Berthod, Télérama
Place Theater Claude Lévi-Strauss
Sunday, February 26th, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Performance lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes
On presentation of a museum ticket, valid on the same day (subject to availability).