At Rock in Rio, Coldplay will give a preview of the series of shows that they will do soon in Brazil
After a very busy Friday, thanks to the energetic show of Green Day, Saturday will be a much calmer music at Rock in Rio, starting with the long-awaited show of Coldplay.
As is well known, Chris Martin and co. will return to the country in October, then yes for a great season with two more shows in Rio and another six in São Paulo. That is, today’s show can be seen as a kind of preview of the sequence of performances that will be made next month.
If it’s possible to make a prediction, it’s that the quartet will create a mood of commotion in the audience as soon as they take the stage, at 00:10.
Who will prepare the ground for the band is the Cuban-American Camila Cabello with her friendly and multicultural pop, which will begin to be shown at 22:10. The first attraction of the Mundo Stage, starting two hours before, will be the Bastille with its friendly pop that could very well conquer the public that will be in the City of Rock by Coldplay and perhaps don’t know them.
And there is also the opening with a master of Brazilian music who has never been to the festival, except as a guest of Santana in 1991. Djavan continues to produce at 73, his latest album came out a few weeks ago, and he owns a worldwide style. unique, at the same time very sophisticated and affordable. His presentation is an excellent reason to arrive early in the City of Rock, or turn on the television at 6 pm.
Sunset opens its schedule at 3:30 pm with Bala Desejo, a band that has already secured a lot of space in the media and spaces in major festivals, such as RiR itself, despite the short time on the road and the age of its members. The group is the combination of four high caliber members who have other activities, such as their solo careers or the role of accompanying musicians of the caliber of Caetano Veloso and Milton Nascimento on their current tours.
The “high pedigree” is, by the way, the characteristic of the Brazilian attractions of the day. The second attraction, at 4:55 pm, is Gilsons, which, as the name implies, is made up of a son (José) and two grandchildren (Fran and João) of Gilberto Gil. Together they make a multifaceted music that makes it clear that they learned a lot from the great master of our music. The show will also have the participation of Jorge Aragão.
Speaking of children of famous and high pedigree, Maria Rita arrives next. After almost 20 years of recording career, she has already earned the more than deserved right to be seen as an artist in her own right, but it will never be possible to ignore the fact that she is the daughter of Elis Regina. Maria Rita is dedicating herself more and more to samba and this is the rhythm that should appear strongly in her performance, which starts at 7:05 pm.
The day’s headliner is also today’s only international attraction at Sunset: CeeLo Green. The singer may walk away from the hit charts but he continues to release great soul music albums that need to be better known. It remains to be seen whether his show, which starts at 9:15 pm, will have space for his own material – the performance is billed as a tribute to James Brown.