Thu, June 18th

Vanessa Falabella & Ernani Silva

Brazilian TICKETS

Doors 8PM
Show 8:15PM
Advance Price $15
Door Price $15

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Vanessa Falabella & Ernani Silva 

Following its highly successful debut in 2014, ART MEETS MUSIC returns to DROM on a thrilling double bill featuring a musical performance by singer Vanessa Falabella and an art exhibition by one of Brazil’s finest painter, Ernani Silva.  
A charismatic musician of depth and expression, Vanessa Falabella will present fascinating music from the Northeastern part of Brazil, where African rhythms and European Portuguese melodies mingled to create some of the country's most exciting music. 
With a repertoire that includes baião, maracatu, frevo and forró, Vanessa will perform standards made famous by renowned artist such as Elba Ramalho, Lenine, Chico Cesar and Dominguinhos - as well as her own original compositions.  

Music performance by:
Vanessa Falabella – Vocal
Graciliano Rufino Zambonin – Drums
Richard Miller – Guitar
Jorge Continentino – Sax/Flute
Greg Jones – Bass
Special guest: Carlos Dias - Berimbau  

Vanessa Falabella
Brazilian vocalist Vanessa Falabella has a repertoire as great as her charm and charisma, singing everything from traditional samba and bossa nova, to jazz, MPB (Brazilian popular music), soul, and R&B. She has performed at New York’s top venues including SOB’s, Town Hall, The Supper Club, Cafe Wha, Joe’s Pub, and Zinc Bar. She has performed and recorded with Marcus Viana, Cyro Baptista, The Rain Forest Band, César Camargo Mariano, Sadao Watanabe, Gato Barbieri, Hiram Bullock, among others. She opened for Bob Dylan’s Brazilian Tour, performed at the Taste of Jazz Festival in Miami, and has traveled the world as a featured performer. In Brazil, she has recorded soundtracks for some of the famous Brazilian television “novelas” as well as commercials including a Brazilian presidential campaign.
She was born in the state of Minas Gerais (which has produced many Brazilian musical legends including Milton Nascimento), into a family of actors, writers and painters, Vanessa started as a child, acting in commercials, doing voiceovers and jingles for radio and TV, while listening to MPB, bossa nova, samba, jazz, funk and soul.
Lived in New York for many years and made the big apple the bridge for her music focus and recording projects. Collaborated with artists such as Gato Barbieri, Philippe Saisse, Sadao Watanabe, Cyro Baptista, Eumir Deodato, and Frank Ferrucci, performing in famous venues like Town Hall, Cafe Wha, and Metropolitan Room among others… 
On June 18 Vanessa Falabella sings music from the Northeast of Brasil, songs mixed with African-Brazilian featuring special guest, Brazilian singer and actor, Carlos Dias, and some other surprises. 

Art Exhibition by Ernani Silva
Ernani Silva, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has developed a distinctive style that contains abstract, Brazilian and African elements, laced with rich and vibrant color.  Silva’s work reflects Brazilian cultural influence of African, Indian and European descent. Growing up on a hill in a settlement originally populated by African runaway slaves, Silva began painting at age fourteen and soon became convinced that painting was his destiny. 
Ernani words: 
I am always painting and concerned with creating new textural forms and compositions. The important thing is human feeling conveyed into the material. I believe that art has the power to heal. My inspiration is life itself. My paintings are my way of touching the spirit and soul.

Produced by: Asuos Productions
Madalena Sousa/Producer