João Selva | © Mateus SA
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João Selva

Brazilian Soul Tropicalia
Brasil

Son of a pastor from Ipanema, João Selva grew up in Rio de Janeiro in a community of former prisoners and converted artists. In his childhood, he played his first notes on a guitar under the watchful eye of Wanda Sá – one of Bossa Nova’s iconic figures. The influence of his father, a music lover and collector of records of all sorts, led him to further his knowledge of Brazilian music, specializing in the practice of Capoeira Angola, Samba de Roda, Maracatu or Coco de Roda. At the age of 18, he began a career as a travelling artist playing music hall shows for children in Africa, South ...

Videos

Passarinho
Passarinho
Live @ Womex 2022
Live @ Womex 2022
Devagar
Devagar
Navegar
Navegar
Cade Voce
Cade Voce
Live Session @ Radio Meuh Circus (2021)
Live Session @ Radio Meuh Circus (2021)
Live Session @ Au Fil des Voix (2021)
Live Session @ Au Fil des Voix (2021)

Archived concerts

20 Oct 2022

Lisbonne (PT) Womex 22 - Coliseu dos Recreios

João Selva