Wednesday, 2014 February 12, 7PM
Great Guild Hall
Danças Ocultas (acсordion quartet, Portugal)
Danças Ocultas are four young accordionists who are among the most innovative and most exciting representatives of contemporary Portuguese music. For some years now they have been rising on the international (world) music scene – with an apparently very simple concept: quiet, lyrical, more or less traditional, with only four diatonic accordions. The band’s inspiration comes rather from traditional village music, Tango Nuevo and chamber music. “Impressionist Folk” is maybe the best label for this timeless art music: minimalist, profound sound paintings full of unexpected turns and noble melancholy. Gabriel Gomes motivated them to explore their own sound worlds. Their collaboration with choreographer Paul Ribeiro and the Gulbenkian Ballet, regular appearances at international festivals and a highly acclaimed showcase at Womex 2010 have brought them international recognition far beyond the Portuguese borders.