Rita Lee Mora ao Lado

About a week and a half ago I was invited by my friend André de Aquino to be an arranger for the upcoming musical Rita Lee Mora ao Lado. We're working with a fantastic team of musicians, actors and directors; the actress Mel Lisboa is playing the main part.

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We're on a tight schedule of long rehearsals on most days; since we're making the bridge between the musicians and the actors/singers/dancers, we attend both practices. It's a tiring process, but it's also extremely rewarding to see the show falling into place.

Mel and André getting some guitar work done

Mel and André getting some guitar work done

As a bonus, living in São Paulo for some weeks has made me realize the true appeal of the city and wipe off my old idea of it as a gray, uninteresting metropolis. Now I see a vibrant, wealthy city with lots of greenery and stunning geography (at least on my daily commute from the hotel to the studios).

The musical debuts in the end of March.