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Tropicalé: Mariana Zwarg Sexteto Universal

Hämeentie 13 B, 00530 Helsinki

Tropicalé: Mariana Zwarg Sexteto Universal (live) + DJ Marc Fred

Tropicalé: Mariana Zwarg Sexteto Universal (live) + DJ Marc Fred

Mariana Zwarg represents the third generation of musicians playing and spreading the tradition of “universal music”, created by her godfather, the Brazilian Hermeto Pascoal. Mariana is a flutist, saxophonist, composer and arranger and performed at leading festivals and concert halls all over Latin America and Europe with “Itibere Zwarg & Grupo” during 15 years.

In 2016 she formed Mariana Zwarg Sexteto Universal (MZSU), uniting musicians from 5 different countries, thus creating a special new blend of beautiful universal music. Since then, there have been 6 European and 2 Brazilian tours playing at jazz festivals, folk music festivals, theaters, jazz clubs and music schools in Germany, Denmark, Finland, Brazil, France and Portugal.

Recorded in Berlin and Rio de Janeiro, “Nascentes” is the first album by MZSU. Mainly composed and arranged by Mariana Zwarg, the album features the musical giants Hermeto Pascoal and Itiberê Zwarg. The album has received praise and loving comments both from the critics and audience all over the world.

Now, in the year 2022 MZSU is performing the new material live in clubs and concert halls.

Line-up: Mariana Zwarg (BRA) – sax soprano, flutes (arrangements and musical direction), Mette Nadja Hansen (DK) – vocals and percussion, Johannes von Ballestrem (GER) – piano, Ricardo Sá Reston (BRA) – bass, Pierre Chastel (FR) – drums and percussion, Sami Kontola (FIN/BRA) – percussion


29.9.2022 doors at 21.00, showtime at 21.45

Free entry