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New album 'Turning Point' out 15 March
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Celso Fonseca Biography
Instrumentalist, singer, composer, arranger and producer, Celso Fonseca was born in Rio de Janeiro and start to play its first chords when he was quite young,on an acoustic guitar borrowed from his uncle.
As a songwriter,he has written many songs recorded by Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento, Marcos Valle, Carlinhos Brown,Maria Bethania,Vinicius Cantuaria, Nana Caymmi, Luiz Melodia, Daniela Mercury, Clara Moreno, Ney Matogrosso, Bossacucanova, Antonio Chainho, Ana Carolina, Samantha James, among others.
Celso has fourteen critically acclaimed solo albums: "Minha cara"( 1986 ), "O som do sim" ( 1993 ),"Sorte" ( 1994), "Paradiso" ( 1997 ) and "Juventude/Slow motion Bossa Nova" (which has 3 times Latin Grammy nomination in 2002), "Natural"( 2002 - released by Ziriguiboom / Crammed discs ) , "Rive Gauche Rio", ( 2005 - Nominated by The Sunday Times as one of the best 10 albuns of the year ), "Polaroides" ( 2006 ) ,"Feriado" ( 2007 ) , "Celso Fonseca Ao Vivo", ( 2008 - Live CD and DVD with special guests as Gilberto Gil and Ana Carolina), "Pagina Central" ,with Marcos Valle ( 2009 - Original songs written with Brazilian songwriter/ legend Marcos Valle ), "Celso Fonseca ,voz e violao" , ( 2010 - CD and DVD with solo performance covers of classic Brazilian and International songs ), "No meu filme" ( 2011), and "Like Nice", ( 2015 ) (four times nominated for the Latin Grammy 2016 ).
Celso Fonseca has been touring the world with his band, playing a lot of concerts in Europe, US and Japan. Also he was the second Brazilian artist to be on "Later with Jools" the acclaimed music show on BBC. In 2014 and 2016 he performed in Moscow together with Marcos Valle at Tchaikowsky Hall with the Moscow Philharmonia Orchestra, playing his originals and a couple of Brazilian classics.
The artist has collaborated with some international artists like the Italian songwriter/legend, Toni Renis, with the Uruguayan Oscar winner, Jorge Drexler, the Italian singer Chiara Civello and the American singer/songwriter Samantha James. Celso has written recently a song for his new album "Turning Point" with Erika Ender, one of the songwriters from the mega worldwide hit: "Despacito".