Rock, pop, bolero, MPB, jazz and classical music will be echoing through the metro stations of São Paulo during the week of 22-27 October. It’s the second time São Paulo hosts the International Metro Musicians Festival – the first edition was in 2010. This time around, eight world cities are represented with a total of 19 acts, featuring solo performers as well as duos and trios. With Brazil represented by a selection of São Paulo musicians, the festival also features groups from Barcelona, Berlin, London, Montreal, Moscow, New York and Paris.
Run by Marcelo Beraldo in partnership with Red Bull, the festival takes place at nine different stations on the blue, green, yellow and red metro lines. The artists were selected after the curators visited subway systems throughout the world – some of which, like New York and Montreal, already had a strong underground (literally) music scene – and invited their favourite solo acts, duo and trios to Brazil to take part.
Wrapping up the week of underground performances, a free outdoor show at Praça Victor Civita – next to the Pinheiros station on the Linha Amarela (yellow line) – will be held on Saturday 27 October at 5pm. All the musicians who played throughout the festival will have a chance to play, overground this time, with support from DJ Daniel Tamempi.
The metrô stations taking part:
Ana Rosa Linha Azul/ Verde (Blue/Green line)
Brás Linha Vermelha (Red line)
Palmeiras/ Barra Funda Linha Vermelha (Red line)
Vila Madalena Linha Verde (Green line)
Sé Linha Azul/ Vermelha (Blue/Red line)
Luz Linha Vermelha/ Amarela (Red/Yellow line)
República Linha Vermelha/ Amarela (Red/Yellow line)
Sacomã Linha Verde (Green line)
Pinheiros Linha Amarela (Yellow line)