For the first time in Basel!
Born in Sao Paulo in 1980, Céu comes from a musical family, her father being a music teacher, composer and musicologist himself by profession. From him she learned an appreciation of Brazilian modern classics, especially Heitor Villa-Lobos, Ernesto Nazaré and Orlando Silva. At fifteen, she decided against college, studying music theory and the violão, the Brazilian concert guitar, instead.
Fifteen years into her career, Brazilian singer-songwriter Céu is widely recognized as one of the most influential and important Brazilian artists of this century and one of the greatest singers of her generation. She began her career in 2005 with her blend of samba poetry, triphop and electronica and an American Grammy nomination. Shortly after, she changed the scene in her own country, leading a new generation of female singers who write their own songs. She won three Latin Grammys, two with her album "Tropix" (2016) and one with her new album "APKÁ!", released first exclusively in Brazil in September 2019 and worldwide in April 2020. The album features her new repertoire along songs written by two leading Brazilian composers, Caetano Veloso and Dinho Almeida (Boogarins), according to Céu's wishes.
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