The Ribbon

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Rodrigo Amarante

We have to admit that we also haven’t heard of Rodrigo Amarante before. We just stumbled across his name, when we happily realized that Angel Olsen was going to play in Vienna and Rodrigo Amarante was going to be the support act. But once we had a listen to his music, we were over the moon and we came to realize that we’ve heard the voice of the Brazilian singer-songwriter before. Actually we recognized it from Little Joy, a trio consisting of Binki Shapiro, Fabrizio Moretti and, of course, Rodrigo Amarante. Even more people in the US might know him from playing in Devendra Banhart’s band and most people in Latin America might know him from the rock-band Los Hermanos. So Rodrigo Amarante had not only one, but manifold musical careers and it surely takes some guts to leave a successful band like Los Hermanos behind, that plays stadium-rock sized shows in Brazil, to try a fresh restart in the US. After having worked with many great artists in his current hometown L.A., Rodrigo Amarante has finally put out his wonderful first solo record “Cavalo” which brings him back to touring. And he surely doesn’t seem to mind being relatively unknown once again and opening for his friend Angel Olsen. This way he has also time for a stroll through the park, where he performs “The Ribbon”, a song of melancholic beauty, in the autumn sun competing with the wind.

  • Posted: October 29, 2014
  • Camera: Sarah Brugner, Michael Luger
  • Sound: David Ruhmer
  • Post-Production: Sarah Brugner, Michael Luger
  • Photography: Sarah Brugner