Shelley Dunstone and Daniel Gosling are getting together again for Fringe 2024 to perform their favourite Bossa Nova songs and MPB (Brazilian popular music) in several venues across town.
Adelaide cabaret performer Shelley has been singing Brazilian music for ten years, and during that time has learned to speak Brazilian Portuguese.
A regular performer in Brazil, Shelley has entertained at iconic nightclub Beco das Garrafas (“Bottles Alley”) in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, where her music idols Tom Jobim, Marcos Valle, Astrud Gilberto, Sergio Mendes and Elis Regina also trod the boards.
Brazilian born Daniel is from Belo Horizonte in the State of Minas Gerais and grew up in a musical family, surrounded by the local artistic movement known as Clube da Esquina (the Corner Club). His other musical influences included Bossa Nova, Blues, and English Rock.
Bossa Nova emerged in Rio de Janeiro during the late 1950s and gained momentum to become a huge phenomenon until the military coup in 1964, when music took a new direction. But by that time the Bossa genie was out of the bottle. The world had fallen in love with its romantic sounds, which evoke a blissful evening, cocktail in hand, watching the sun set over the sea.
In Bossa de Novo, Shelley and Daniel will combine their talents and love of Brazilian music at Prompt on Friday March 8.
Bossa de Novo Shelley Dunstone and Daniel Gosling Ayers House Ballroom,
Prompt Creative Centre, 8 March