With feet planted firmly in the traditions of Afro-Brazilian music, Caravela’s heart is full of the soaring creativity and fervour that comes with improvised jazz. Weaving impressionistic Portuguese melodies around vibrant South American and West African-inspired rhythms, their music is sensitive and full of passion, energy and life.
Like the vessels they take their name from, Caravela are setting out to explore territories unknown. Uncovering music that others have left behind or simply long-forgotten, they’re giving a new voice to beautiful songs that should not remain silent. They have recently performed at the BBC Late Proms at the Royal Albert Hall as one of London’s most promising world-music/jazz bands and also at the Brecon Jazz Festival, Wales.
Caravela will be supported by TalkingDRUM. They are a vibrant band of drummers based in London who perform exhilaratingly rhythmical music from Africa, Brazil and Cuba. The band brings together music studied by leader Laurence Hill and others from master-musicians in Accra, Boké, Rio de Janeiro, Recife and Havana. Sit back and listen to their sweet vocal harmonies, or get moving to some of the world’s most infectious and exotic grooves!”