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An Evening with Lenine cancelled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Miami, May 6, 2011 – Due to unforeseen circumstances, Miami Dade College’s Cultura Del Lobo Concert May 6 with Brazil’s Lenine, at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, has been CANCELLED and will be rescheduled at a later time. 

All tickets will be refunded in full at point of purchase.  Please contact 305-237-3010 for more information, or call Ticketmaster directly at 1-800-745-3000.

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Ever since Antonio Carlos Jobim came north to record with Frank Sinatra in the ‘60s, artists like João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil have carried the legacy of MPB – the Portuguese acronym for “Brazilian Popular Music” – to a global audience. Recently a younger generation has cemented Brazil’s place as a superpower in the music world, and leading the pack is Lenine (pronounced Leh-NEE-nee). In a rare Miami appearance, South Floridians will have a chance to hear the man who has been called Brazil’s answer to Prince. With his husky voice and irresistible blend of MPB, rock, hip-hop and traditional music, he galvanizes a particular Brazilian soulfulness and rock-heartedness that is all his own. A brilliant songwriter, Lenine’s work has been recorded by such legends as Milton Nascimento, Sergio Mendes and even Dionne Warwick. Lenine will be performing songs from his latest album Labiata and other favorites from his vast repertory.

Labiata is Lenine at his best, vigorously reworking the elements of his Carioca and Northeastern cultures in 11 tracks of pure existential, social and ecological poetry.

- Diario de Pernambuco