Yamandu gained international recognition following his role in the documentary Brasileirinho (2005) by Mika Kaurismmaki on the history and culture of choro music in Rio de Janeiro.
Viva Brasil Concerts
Viva Brasil Concerts is an offshoot of the annual music festival Viva Brasil Festival that has been held in Amsterdam every year since 1994. The festival has developed into a broad platform for Brazilian culture in the Netherlands, also organizing events and a series of concert by Brazilian masters and upcoming talents in the runup to the Olympic Games being held in Brazil in 2016. The concert by Yamandu Costa is the first in a series of concerts that will be given during 2015 and 2016.
Viva Brasil Festival was first organized and launched by Gracia Caffé and Alaor Soares of Redondo Events in 1994. Past festivals have hosted the megastars Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Djavan and Marisa Monte. In 2015 the festival welcomed Brazilian icons Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, together with Alceu Valença and rising star Maria Gadú.
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