Chico Lobo

Esharelife is honoured that the talented artist Chico Lobo will perform at the Esharelife Annual Christmas Concert on the 16th of December 2020 at 5 pm (BST). 

Do not miss the opportunity to watch his performance, buy your tickets here: 

Violeiro, composer, singer, Chico Lobo was born in São João Del Rei (MG). In 2007, the city was elected Brazil Capital of Culture. This charismatic artist has played “viola caipira” since he was 14 years old. Critics consider him one of the most active and effective viola caipira player that has succeeded in making the Brazilian music tradition popular. 

A restless professional, Chico Lobo has released several CDs, he took part in Tv shows and partnered with different artists to promote his music. In 2015, he won the Best Root Artist Award. His career has taken him to countless stages in Brazil and worldwide. He performed in Canada, Chile, Italy (where he most recently returned to perform for the occasion of a Business Fair in Milan) and many others. 

During his professional career, the artist has also been concerned with the valorisation, dissemination and promotion of regional culture and the use of the “viola caipira”. Indeed, in 2013, Chico Lobo founded in his hometown the Chico Lobo Social Partner Institute. From 2014, the Institute started to collaborate with the Department of Education and the University of São João Del Rei; thanks to this collaboration the Viola Caipira and local regional culture is taught in two big schools located in rural areas of the region.  For this project, 18 violas were purchased for the classes. Such an initiative highlights the deep desire of this artist to promote and give value to local culture and music. 

Chico Lobo is considered a violeiro, a master of notes and a great composer who creates music that enchants. Esharelife is honoured to have such a great artist performing to raise money for AVSI Kenya. 

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