Carlos Almeida

Guitar and voice (voz e violão)

carlinhossingingforwebsiteCarlos Almeida is originally from Rio de Janeiro, where he began playing guitar at age 10. He received a university degree in economics, but the call of music was powerful and he abandoned that career for a life of samba and other styles of Brazilian music. During his career, he has played with major Brazilian stars, including Beth Carvalho, Jorje Aragão, Alcione, Martinho da Vila, Jair Rodrigues, Jorje Ben Jor — in fact there’s hardly an important musician in Brazil that Carlinhos hasn’t performed with. His repertoire is enormous, ranging from all styles of samba and pagode, to bossa nova, forró, choro, bolero, MPB (Brazilian popular music). He plays both 6-string and 7-string guitars, and his talents as a musician are extraordinary.

Carlos been living and performing in the United States since 1987, where he is one of the leaders of the award-winning band, Grupo Saveiro, an integral member of Choro Ensemble, a leader of many custom ensembles for events.

The music samples on this page feature Carlos as a soloist on guitar and vocals.

Ellen Azorin, President
Cantaloupe Music Productions, Inc.
Phone: 212.724.2400
E-Mail: ellenazorin@gmail.com

Desafinado:

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O Que É O Amor:

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Samba De Verão:

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Dança Da Solidão:

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Samurai:

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