Milton Nascimento begins farewell in a big show – 06/12/2022 – Illustration

Milton Nascimento begins farewell in a big show – 06/12/2022 – Illustration

Milton Nacimento has caused an uproar among fans since announcing his farewell from the stage last month, leading to more than 100,000 people entering a digital queue for tickets.

The first of 18 performances on the international tour “The Last Music Session” caused a stir. Tickets are sold out and Bituca wakes up the audience by introducing “Para Lennon and McCartney”, the seventh in the repertoire for Saturday night (11) at the City of the Arts in Rio – and still a little on the news Shocked de Janeiro, his hometown.

But that was just the beginning of the night’s many reactions. In terms of style and the right to change outfits in public, the “Pioneer Premiere” is limited to friends, artists, and the lucky 800 who successfully earn NFT (an acronym for Non-Fungible Token) ticket passes. As expected, it’s the start of an epic farewell worthy of the music’s undisputed legacy.

Nearly two hours on stage, sitting and explaining a set of 27 songs, Milton Nascimento remains faithful to the jazz, samba, sacred music and “Geraes” repertoire — including the noise of a train running through the composer’s work — —, except for the rock and roll of the Beatles heyday. In fact, a closer look is enough to observe another loyal, restless gesture of the left hand of the artist.

The owner of hits like “Quem Sabe Isso Quer Dizer Amor” and “Mais Bonito Não Há” has been outspoken when recalling big moments in his career. Find out why “Encontros e Despedidas”, “Ponta de Areia”, “Cio da Terra”, “Nos Bailes da Vida” and the obligatory “Travessia”, produced by Fernando Brandt, propelled the recording of the artist’s debut album , in 1967.

But why did Milton Nascimento decide it was time to say goodbye to the stage? “After a career of 60 years, living in this moment is proof that dreams never grow old,” Bituka avoided saying goodbye.

The performance continued to be elated – the atmosphere at the end was limited to the concert hall entrance, with some fans crying when they saw the mural with photos, documents, reports and records of the musician’s career. For most of the performance, the audience sang along and applauded enthusiastically.

On the stage, a thin young man to the left of Bituka caught his attention. His name is José Ibarra, a 25-year-old from Rio de Janeiro, one of the lead singers, keyboardists and composers of the Dônica group, which also includes Lucas Nunes (guitar), Miguel Guimarães (bass) and Tom Veloso (composer and composer). guitar) – the last, son of Caetano and Paula Lavigne.

“There are a lot of new people doing amazing things in music,” Milton said before singing “Nos Bailes da Vida.”

Despite being Carioca, Bituka found music in Minas. This Minas das Montanhas permeates an important part of the show (“Geraes”), as well as the tradition of Minas Gerais (“Cálix Bento”).

Milton Nacimento has been speaking out on the road since he was 13 years old. On the tour, he also celebrated his 80th birthday, which was completed on October 26.

Details about token art. This is a hand-drawn design Milton made during his childhood called “Serra de Três Pontas”, the iconic image on the cover of “Geraes” in 1976.

Milton Nascimento has also brought in famous artists who have helped him such as Tom Jobim, Elis Regina (who he describes as “the love of my life”), Agostinho dos Santos, Quincy Jones and Eumir Deodato, in addition to partnerships coming in Historical ones, such as Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, in addition to good old friends Lô Borges and other Minas Gerais clubs Clube da Esquina.

Milton’s first professional recording of “Barulho De Trem” was in 1962, the year before he left for Belo Horizonte, where he intended to study economics before discovering music, but was excluded. But other than that, everything is there.

The delay to come back after the last song left a suspense and question: was that really the last song?

After recording 43 albums, five Grammy Awards, and an honorary doctorate in music from Berkeley University in Boston, Milton, who now lives in Juiz de Fora, is now gearing up to perform his hits in other cities in Brazil and also in Europe – Italy, Great Britain, Portugal and Switzerland – and the United States.

A week after the stage farewell was announced, Bituca announced four more shows at São Paulo’s Espaço Unimed, for a total of six shows, on August 26, 27, 28 and 29 and September 1 and 2.

According to the artist’s production, more than 100,000 tickets have been sold for the Brazilian show. Bituca will also give two presentations at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro on August 6th and 7th and at Mineirão in Belo Horizonte on November 13th, where he will apparently end his tour.


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