Since announcing his departure from the stage last month, Milton Nascimento has caused a stir among fans, with more than 100,000 people lined up digitally to get tickets.
For the first of 18 performances on the international tour “The Last Music Session”, the noise was even louder. Along with the tickets sold out, Bituca woke up the — still somewhat stunned — audience by introducing the seventh “Para Lennon and McCartney” at the event held Saturday night (11) at the Seyed Das Artes in Rio. De Janeiro, his hometown.
But that was just the beginning of many of the evening’s reactions. With the right to change style and costume in front of people, “Avant-Premiere” is limited to 800 people who have managed to get friends, artists and NFT (abbreviated form of non-fungible token) ticket passes. As expected, this was the beginning of an epic message for the undisputed legacy of music.
Sitting on stage for almost two hours, interpreting a set of 27 songs, Milton remained faithful to the Nasimento jazz, samba-jazz, sacred music, and tracks of “Geres” – with the sound of a train crossing the entire composer’s work – in addition to the rock formed during the Beatles’ rise. In fact, another loyalty of the artist, a careful look was enough to see the uncomfortable gesture with his left hand.
The owner of hit songs like “Quem Sabe Isso Quer Dizer Amor” and “Mais Bonito Não Há” went straight to the point, recalling important moments in his career. Understand why “Encantros e Despedidas”, “Ponta de Area”, “CO da Terra”, “Nos Belles da Vida” and the mandatory “Travacia” made with Fernando Brant, who led the recording of the artist’s debut album in 1967. .
But why did Milton Nascimento decide it was time to say goodbye to theater? “Living this moment after a 60-year career is proof that dreams don’t age,” Bituka said, avoiding the message.
And the performance continued in high spirits – the last atmosphere was confined to the entrance to the concert hall, where some fans cried when they saw murals containing photos, documents, reports and records of the musician’s career. Enthusiastically, the audience sang and clapped for most of the performance.
On stage, to the left of Bituka, a very thin young man grabbed his attention. His name is Jose Ibara, only 25 years old in Rio de Janeiro. . – Last, son of Catano and Paula Lavigne.
“A lot of new people in music are doing amazing things,” Milton said before singing “Nose Bells da Vida.”
Despite being a karyoka, Bituka found music in Minas. It penetrates into the Minas das Montanhas show (“Geraes”), as well as the Minas Gerais tradition (“Cálix Bento”).
Milton Nascimento has been speaking on the streets since he was 13 years old. He also celebrated his 80th birthday on October 26.
Details about the art of tokens. This is a hand-drawn design made by Milton in his childhood, called “Serra de Trace Pontas”, a iconic image on the cover of “Geres”, 1976.
Milton Nascimento also featured leading actors who helped him, such as Tom Jobim, Alice Regina (whom he described as “the greatest love of my life”), Agostinho dos Santos, Quincy Jones, and Yumir Deodato, among others. Entered history, with the likes of Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, in addition to good old friends Lô Borges and other Minas Gerais club da Esquina.
Milton’s first commercially recorded song, “Barulho de Trem”, was released in 1962, a year before he left for Belo Horizonte, where he intended to study economics, before finding music. But otherwise, it’s all there.
Being late to come back after the last song left a doubt and doubt in the air: will it really be the last song session?
After earning 43 albums, five Grammy Awards, and a degree in music from the University of Berkeley, Dr. Honoris Cosa at Boston, Milton – who now lives in Juiz de Fora – is now preparing his best hit song in other cities in Brazil and also in Europe — Italy, England, Portugal and Switzerland— And in the United States.
Within a week after the announcement of the phased message, Bituca announced four more shows at the Espaço Unimed in Sao Paulo, adding a total of six on August 26, 27, 28 and 29 and September 1 and 2.
According to the artist, more than 100,000 tickets to the show have already sold out in Brazil. Bituca will also make two presentations at the Junesa Arena in Rio de Janeiro on August 6 and 7, and two presentations at the Mineirao in Belo Horizonte on November 13, where the tour will end.