CeU: Brazilian Flavor in London


Although I love many different genres of music, I have a tendency to go to concerts that are more on the indie/rock/punk side of the music spectrum.

A Brazilian friend of mine, who was visiting family members in London, had an extra ticket to see a Brazilian singer-songwriter known as CeU. He invited me to go with them, so I took him up on his offer.

I don’t have a wide knowledge of Brazilian music, but I’ve always enjoyed what I’ve heard. When I was working full-time, I used to listen to the Brazilian station on Pandora.

The soothing, yet upbeat, bossanova-inspired tunes had the nearly-magical ability to keep stress levels to a minimum.

Not having heard CeU before, I had no expectations on what the concert would be like. All I knew was that she was a female musician, and that she’s fairly famous in Brazil.

CeU Is Pronounced “Cow”

Reading her name, I assumed that it was pronounced as “Soo.” At the concert, I learned otherwise.

I also learned that she’s an incredibly talented singer. Her voice has a warm quality to it, a tone similar to listening to an album on vinyl, versus a scratchy mp3 copy.

Her stage presence is confident, and she exudes a natural cool cat quality, shimmying sinuously to the seductive music.

Most of her songs are in Portuguese, the national language of Brazil. However, she did perform a song in English. It was a cover of the 1950s song, “Takes Two To Tango.”

This video was not from the London show, but you get the gist.

I’m happy that I ended up going to this concert, as it turned out to be a great show! It seemed as if half the Brazilian population of London was in attendance, so there was a distinct Brazilian flair to ULU, the venue of choice.

I may not understand Portuguese, but the music was enjoyable nonetheless. Not only that, but it was refreshing to see a female artist command a crowd with such confidence.

To listen to more of this ‘tropilectro’ artist, check out her website.

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