This footage was shot on a tour following CYRO BAPTISTA'S VILLA-LOBOS/VIRA-LOUCOS project!
This adventure is in fact Cyro's oldest and first project: it is based on his debut solo CD , recorded in 1997, where he interprets the music of Brazil's greatest classical composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. Cyro's unique arrangements and unprecedented take on Villa's music, led to the play of words Villa-Lobos/Vira Loucos - meaning "Villa-Lobos Turned Crazy". In the original CD notes, Cyro asks forgiveness to the composer: "As for Villa, if he turns over in his grave and throws up dust, I'm sorry. He is a dead genius. I am a live idiot"
The tour included the following stops:
Oct 13, 2010: New York City's Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall.
Oct 14, 2010: Hampton, VA - The American Theatre/Hampton Arts
Oct 15, 2010: Richmond, VA - Modlin Center at The University of Richmond
Oct 17, 2010: Warm Springs, VA - Garth Newel Music Center
Oct 26, 2010: Cyro Baptista's Vira-Loucos - Austin, TX - Texas Performing Arts Center
Vira Loucos is:
Cyro Baptista (Percussion & Vocals)
Romero Lubambo (Acoustic Guitar)
Kevin Breit (Electric Guitar & Banjo)
Michael Ward-Bergeman (Hyper-Accordion)
Vanessa Falabella (Vocals)
Tim Keiper (Drums & Percussion)
Shanir Blumenkranz (Upright Bass)
Brian Marsella (Piano)