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After Criolo and Gaby Amarantes wowed the crowds last year, the highly rated, Nelson Motta-curated music festival Sonoridades returns with the intention of once again mixing up styles, genres and generations on one intimate Ipanema stage. Hip hop legend and former Planet Hemp member Black Alien (5-6 April) assumes duties on the first weekend, bringing material from his latest record Babylon by Gus, Volume 2, and guest appearances from Paulistano rapper Gabriel o Pensador and Edi Rock from Racionais MC's.
The pianist and composer whom the curator considers 'the most talented musician of his generation', Daniel Jobim (12-13 April) delivers his own take on pop, infused with jazz and MPB, and counts on none other than the mighty Ed Motta for support along with Maíra Freitas. Extra points are available for guessing which famous Carioca musician each is related to.
The rock super-group Panamericana (19-20 April) combines the talents of Legião Urbana guitarist Dado Villa-Lobos, Titãs' drummer Charles Gavin, Dé Palmeira from Barão Vermelho and singer Toni Platão from Hojerizah into a heavy whole on the penultimate weekend. The group are finalising their first record, promising to take in the sounds of the south, from Uruguay, Argentina and Chile.
More recognisable rhythms round things off thanks to young bossa nova wizard Silva (26-27 April), whose debut album infused the sound with leftfield electronica to sublime effect, and his partner for the weekend, and Sonoridades' very own muse, Céu.