24 Hours in Lapa
- Date: Friday, 19 October 2012, 7:30pm
- Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall — Melbourne Recital Centre, Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
- Series: This event is part of the Melbourne Festival 2012 series
- Tickets: A Reserve Full: $60 | A Reserve Concession: $50 | B Reserve Full: $40 | B Reserve Concession: $30 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333
From the seeds of tragedy comes a powerful new fusion of samples, orchestral music and Brazilian rhythms, created by one of Australia's most innovative composers. A young American man was shot dead on the eve of his 30th birthday in May 2007, after intervening in an attempted mugging in the party district of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro. The gunman was an off-duty police officer and the event shined a light on Brazil's epidemic of police violence.
Tamil Rogeon, one of the visionaries behind the cut-up jazz brilliance of Melbourne's The Raah Project, takes this story as a framework for a stunning new work - a sweeping, cinematic amalgam of samba, beats, brass, woodwinds and strings. Part concert, part oratorio, part DJ set, part hip-hop collage, 24 Hours in Lapa channels a disparate mix of sounds into a singular concoction, an energetic sonic fusion tracing the contours of a young man's final hours.
Backed by acclaimed songstress Krystle Warren and one of Australia's foremost Brazilian guitarists, Doug de Vries, 24 Hours in Lapa is both an inspired new blend of musical traditions and a fiery meditation on the themes of vice, impetuosity and extinguished youth.
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