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Yamandu Costa

Yamandu Costa website

AKAMU representation: Italy exclusivity
in collaboration with Matogrosso-Rhythmus Produções (Brasil)
For info and costs please contact Luciano Bertrand

• projects as a leader/co-leader •

Yamandu Costa

Yamandu Costa - brazilian 7-stringed nylon guitar

Yamandu Costa & Vincent Peirani

Yamandu Costa - brazilian 7-stringed nylon guitar
Vincent Peirani - accordion

Yamandu Costa & Guto Wirtti

Yamandu Costa - brazilian 7-stringed nylon guitar
Guto Wirtti - 5-strings acoustic bass guitar

Yamandu Costa como solista de Orquestra e compositor de concertos

Yamandu Costa - Brazilian 7-stringed nylon guitar
+ local orchestra

• biography •

Yamandu Costa (Passo Fundo, January 24, 1980), sometimes misspelled Yamandú, is a Brazilian guitarist and composer.
His main instrument is the Brazilian seven-stringed nylon guitar.
Yamandu began to study guitar at age seven with his father, Algacir Costa, leader of the group Os Fronteiriços (The Frontiersmen) and mastered the instrument after studying with Lúcio Yanel, an Argentine virtuoso who lived in Brazil.
At age fifteen, Yamandu began study Brazilian Southern folk music, Argentina and Uruguay.
Influenced by the music of Radamés Gnattali, he began to study the music of other Brazilians, such as Baden Powell de Aquino, Tom Jobim and Raphael Rabello.
At age seventeen he played in São Paulo for the first time at the Cultural Circuit Bank of Brazil which was produced by the Study Tone Brazil.
Yamandu came to be recognized as the musician who revived Brazilian guitar music.
Yamandu's diverse execution styles include styles like chorinho, bossa nova, milonga, tango, samba and chamamé, making him difficult to categorize into a single genre.
Yamandu appeared in Mika Kaurismäki's 2005 documentary film Brasileirinho.

• videos •

Yamandu Costa - Festival Jazz à Porquerolles (15-7-2016)

• discography •

2020 - Nashville 1996
2019 - Vento Sul
2018 - Yamandu Costa e Ricardo Herz
2017 - Borghetti - Yamandu
2017 - Recanto
2017 - Quebranto (with Alessandro Penezzi)
2015 - Lado B (with Dominguinhos)
2015 - Tocata a Amizade - Biscoito Fino (Brazil)
2014 - Concerto de Fronteira - with the Orchestra of Mato Grosso - Kuarup (Brazil)
2014 - Bailongo (Brazil) - Independent
2013 - Continente - Biscoito Fino (Brazil)
2012 - LIDA - Biscoito Fino (Brazil)
2011 - Yamandu Costa & Rogério Caetano - Delira (Brazil)
2011 - Mafuá - Biscoito Fino (Brazil)
2010 - Lado B, with Yamandu Costa & Dominguinhos, Biscoito Fino (Brazil)
2010 - Yamandu Valter, with Yamandu Costa and Valter Silva, MPB-Universal (Brazil)
2009 - DVD "Yamandu & Dominguinhos Live" - Biscoito Fino (Brazil)
2009 - Yamandu Costa & Hamilton de Holanda, Eldorado (Brazil)
2008 - Mafuá, first solo release, Acoustic Music Records (Germany)
2007 - Lida, Bagual (Brazil)
2007 - Yamandu Costa & Dominguinhos, Biscoito Fino (Brazil)
2007 - Ida e Volta, GHA Records (Belgium)
2006 - DVD "Yamandu Ao Vivo" - Biscoito Fino (Brazil)
2006 - Tokio Session - Koala Records (Japan)
2004 - El negro Del Blanco - Yamandu Costa e Paulo Moura, Biscoito Fino (Brazil)
2003 - Yamandu Ao Vivo - ABGI (Brazil)
2001 - Yamandu, Eldorado-Sony Music (Brazil)
2000 - Dois Tempos - Lúcio Yanel and Yamandu Costa, ACIT (Brazil)


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