Márcio Beltrão, one of the biggest revelations of the new generation of Brazilian artists in the world scenery, is reaching a huge public worldwide, with his great charism, high technical level, unique performance and, also a strong personality that prints to the interpretation of his repertoire in a very peculiar way.
As guitarist, singer and mixer, it is not too much to say that his career has been growing in great success, with public and critics’ recognition around the world.
Great stages in Brazil, Europe, Asia and Oceania have already seen and listened to that great musician's work.
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It is possible to highlight names of personalities who contributed to Márcio’s education, such as Eduardo Fernandez, Eduardo Isaac, Turibio Santos,Mario Ulloa and Djalma Marques. Furthermore, he has studied Japanese, Italian and German erudite song.
In Japan, he did a specialization at Universities
of Hokkaido and Hirosaki, as the only grant holder from his state in Brazil, in 2001, in the program "TEACHER TRAINING " of the Ministry of the Education-Culture-Development and Technology of Japan (MONBUSHO).
Graduated with a Bachelor (BA) in Guitar and Licensed by the UFPE (Federal University of Pernambuco/Brazil), where he has also worked as a substitute teacher and developed his specialization. He has focused on the multicultural aspects of music, what has taken him to travel around the world searching for aesthetic elements of several cultures.
As a result of his studies he has gotten a mixing between Asian music and the famous Brazilian swing. Curiously is to hear a Japanese New Bossa by Beltrão, or an adaptation of the “Maracatú” (typical rhythm from Pernambuco’s drums – Northern State in Brazil where he is from originally) with the japanese lyrics. As an electronic music lover, he also went to look for direct information in London, Amsterdam, and Canarias – Spain contacting worldwide famous DJs.
He was Born in a great folkloric tradition center of miscegenation among European, African and indigenous cultures, which forms the Brazilian people. Beltrão since the very beginning was so much in touch with European classical music, as with the beats of the drums and the great rhythmic diversity of Pernambuco, his birthplace (the largest rhythmic barn in Brazil now). Xote, Baião, Maracatu, Ciranda, Frevo, Caboclinhos, Cavalo-marinho and many other rhythms were part of his education and graduation, besides the well-known worldwide Samba and Bossa-nova.
All that folklore background has impelled him to research the onlooker Australian aborigines culture.
In the Schools of Pernambuco State he has developed an educational work with children between 4 and 14 years of age, through the formation of a multicultural chorus, where the students have sung classical music and have played instruments of your local culture.
In the Schools of Japan, he has taught Brazilian music for small children chorus, with arrangements of Ernst Mahle, accompanied by the gigantic traditional Japanese drums (taiko).
When he has come back he has brought to children of a mix of two very different cultures, making them to sing in Portuguese with accompaniment of Taiko and in Japanese accompanied by Alfaias (drums from Pernambuco).
Márcio Beltrão’s tracks