Renato Anesi is a composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist from Rio de Janeiro who’s mastered several stringed instruments, such as Mandolin, Tenor Guitar, Cavaco, Viola, Requinto, etc… and played with the likes of Tom Ze. He’s one of the greatest revolutionary interpreters of acoustic Brazilian music today.
Renato Anesi belongs to the young rock and jazz generation of contemporary Brazil, however, his musical roots integrate the tradition of many different styles of Brazilian instrumental music – choro, waltz, baião, frevo, maracatu, etc. With this material he has built a unique style, featuring a music universe committed only with creativity. His work was selected for the prize “Rumos e tendências musicais” of the Itau Cultural Institute in 2001. In 2004, he received the first prize at “Prêmio Syngenta de música instrumental de Viola”.
Together since 2007, Bêabá do Samba is a Chicago-based band specializing in the sounds of Brazil. Bêabá has brought its diverse repertoire of traditional samba, pagode and bossa nova to audiences at various Chicago-are venues including Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavillion, the Morse Theatre, the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Coco Lounge and Uncommon Ground.