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Benjamim | Teatro Maria Matos
26 / October - 27 / October
October 26-27, 9 pm | Teatro Maria Matos
The songwriter who spent four years living in London returned to Portugal in 2013 to compose “Auto Rádio”, a work in search of stories that do not exist anywhere else in the world. Even before the release in September 2015, Benjamim traveled the country from north to south to present the songs on a tour of 33 consecutive dates behind the wheel of his Volkswagen. “Auto Rádio” was considered the best album of the year in various media.
At the end of 2017, the musician published the album “1986”. The result of a partnership with the British Barnaby Keen, it is an exercise of reciprocity and sharing in eight intercalated songs, separated by language and united by context. The live debut took place at the Festival Music of the World of Sines. The band was also present at Vodafone Mexefest (Lisbon) and Cool Jazz Fest (Cascais). “Dança com os Tubarões”, “Terra Firme” and “Madrugada” deserved great prominence on national radio stations.
After the theme “Zero a Zero”, written for Joana Espadinha in the context of RTP – Festival da Canção, Benjamim also signed in 2018 the production of the album by the same artist, “O Material Tem Semper Razão”, from the work “Cidade Fantástica”, by Flak and also the debut album by Cassete Pirata. The year 2020 marks the return to record editions with the long-awaited successor to “1986” whose title is “Vias de Extinção”.
Benjamim – voice, guitars and keyboards
António Vasconcelos Dias – keyboards, guitars and voice
João Correia – drums
Nuno Lucas – bass
Vera Cruz – Keyboards and Voice