Banda Illuminada

Banda Iluminada is a new and exciting collective of some of Canada's most accomplished Brazilian music performers. Rooted in the chorinho tradition from Rio de Janeiro, the band also performs a varied and compelling repertoire, characteristic of some of Brazil's most musical regions.Featuring the tremendous voice of Aline Mo rales, accordionist wizardry of Julien Labro, and master vibraphonist Mark Duggan, the sound and texture of this group is thrilling! The rhythm section of Alan Hetherington, Wagner Petrilli and Louis Simão have been enjoying making music together in various formations for years. An ensemble of pure joy - expert improvisations driven by the playful drive of rhythmic revelry - Banda Iluminada is a bright and festive experience!

Band Members Include:

Mark Duggan - Vibraphone, percussion
Aline Morales - Voice, percussion
Wagner Petrilli - guitar
Julien Labro - accordion
Louis Simão - Bass
Alan Hetherington - Cavaco, drums

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