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Brazilian singers to perform at Kuwait Opera House
April 8, 2018, 3:57 pm

Brazilian singers and composers Olivia and Francis Rime will return to Kuwait with their concert 'Winds from Brazil.' After presenting Waves of Brazil last year, this time they will be accompanied by Fabio Zanon, one of Brazil's greatest classical guitar player. For the repertoire of the evening, they will present Francis' Concert for Guitar and Orchestra, previously recorded with Zanon and Sao Paulo Symphonic Orchestra (OSESP), in a cameristic version for piano and guitar. Following the concert, they will be joined by Olivia to show some of the best of Brazilian music, with compositions from masters like Tom Jobim, Baden Powell, Villa Lobos and Francis himself. They will perform on the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre on 12 April. Tickets can be bought through


Francis Hime

Francis Hime, brazilian composer, pianist, singer, arranger and conductor with a career of more than 50 years and 26 albums, represents the best of the second generation of the Bossa Nova, Highly respected by all musicians, he has great hits with Chico Buarque and Vinicius de Moraes, among many others. Some of his songs were recorded by Elis Regina, Maria Bethania, Tony Bennet, Bill Evans, and other top singers. Graduated in classical piano, harmony, composition a passion for popular music since his early years makes him a very special composer that is able to navigate in a symphony as well as in a samba.

Olivia Hime

Olivia Hime, singer, composer, and producer, also studied music theory, flute and piano, besides graduating in drama. She has released 14 albums and 4 DVDs, and is also an artistic director and co-founder of Brazilian record label Biscoito Fino.
Lyricist, she works mainly with Francis Hime, her partner in life and music.

Fabio Zanon

Fabio Zanon is one of the pre-eminent guitarists of today as well as a teacher, chamber player, conductor, author, and broadcaster. As a soloist, Zanon has played in over 40 countries at venues including Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Weill Hall at Carnegie and 92ndin New York to name but a few. His repertoire includes more than 40 guitar concertos; he has played the world premiere of many of them, with orchestras such as London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Sao Paulo Symphony- OSESP, among others. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, an accolade reserved for exceptionally distinguished alumni.

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