Celtic Connections & MIMO Festival present…

Celtic Connections & MIMO Festival present…


Connections are at the heart of the festival and each year, we strive to discover and celebrate the musical links between cultures across the globe. This year, we are delighted to be working with MIMO festival in Brazil, to showcase a range of exciting Brazilian artists.


Carlos Malta & Pife Muderno

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 25th January

The instrumental and improvisational genius of Carlos Malta, one of Brazil's most dazzlingly virtuosos, extends across the entire family of both flutes and saxophones, in music whose inspiration ranges from his homeland's regional folk traditions to avant-garde jazz.


He will support The Unusual Suspects of Celtic Colours.


Roberta Sá with Baby do Brasil

Drygate Brewery, 27th January

A night featuring two of Brazil's finest female performers; Roberta Sá with Baby do Brasil will perform their own sets at Drygate Brewery.

With her spectacular performance at the Olympics' closing ceremony, paying tribute to her late great compatriot Carmen Miranda, Roberta Sá became the breakout star of Rio 2016. A long-reigning queen of the hybrid contemporary genre known as Música Popular Brasileira, or MPB, Baby do Brasil ranks with her country's best-loved and most versatile artists.

Double bill.


Yamandu Costa

St Andrew's in the Square, 27th January / Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 28th January

Yamandu Costa distils a panoply of diverse styles, from traditional dance-tunes to classical toccatas, into pure musical magic.


He will support Gillian Frame on 27th January & Mark O'Connor on 28th January.


Hamilton de Holanda & Baile do Almeidinha

Old Fruitmarket, 28th January

Hamilton de Holanda mixes traditional choro dance tunes, samba, jazz, rock and pop with electrifying technical dexterity, performing here with his band from a weekly residency at Rio's legendary Circo Voador venue.


They are part of the World Beat Bothy Night.


Renata Rosa

City Halls, 28th January

A pioneering exponent of the rabeca, Brazil's Arabic-derived traditional fiddle, Renata Rosa is also a stunning singer, whose music marries her homeland's indigenous and hybrid traditions with influences from north Africa, eastern Europe and south Asia.


She will support Duncan Chisholm.


"We can now look forwards not only to some unmissable concerts but the chance to create

new connections between Scotland and Brazil, two countries for whom a deep rooted love of

making and sharing music is part of our national identity."