Italian artists Simona Lobefaro and Alessandro Lumare at SESC

30 October 2015

Espacinho SESC and the children of the communities

20151027_100350Royal Rio once again was very happy to be invited  to work together with Especinho  SESC to assist the students of our  communities.

This time, Espacianho SESC  promoted a very different and special  experience for the less privileged children.

The Italian artists Simona Lobefaro and Alessandro Lumare together, developed and made especially for  those children, a dance and drawing workshop with two of their works: SEGNI MOSSI a dance-design laboratory and AL CUBO, an interactive performance.20151027_102523

Segni Mossi was born from the mix  of  researches of  the two Italian artists who decided to investigate and study the relationship between the graphical  and corporeal language with references to art performance, action painting, the traditional Japanese art and  informal and analog graphical productions.

20151027_103948_LLSA permeable and transparent cubic structure, a dancer who lives and passes through it and a designer that traces on the wall the trail of this passage.

Gradually the children were involved with the dynamic and up from a moment they were invited to interfere, to occupy the cubic structure and to draw. Traces and gestures were reflected in the music created together with the drawings and movements. 20151027_110630

It was lovely to see the children happy under the impact of this so innovative experience.


Good American Pop Rock coming to Rio

16 October 2015

Maroon 5

imagesMaroon 5 is an American pop rock band born  in Los Angeles, California.  Before the group was formed the band was known as Kara’s Flowers.  In 2001, the band changed their image by adding guitarist James Valentine and pursuing a new direction under the name Maroon 5 and released their debut album, Songs About Jane  in June 2002.

The band captured their first of three Grammy Awards as “Best New Artist” of 2005 and have gone on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide. Maroon 5’s releases have also gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries.

For the next few years, they toured extensively worldwide in support of Songs About Jane . Their second album, It Won’t  Be Soon Before Long  released  in May 2007 reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and the lead single, “Makes me Wonder”, became the band’s first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100.

In  2010, Maroon 5 released their third studio album Hands Al Over, that  was re-released in 2011 to include the single  “Moves like Jagger” and then it reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2012  Overexposed was  released and all four singles of the album were highly successful on the Billboard Hot 100, including second single Öne More Night”, which reached number one. In 2014. The fifth studio album, V. debuted atop the Billboard 200.Maroon5-ItWontBeSoonBeforeLong_original

In support of album V, the band will embark on The Maroon 5 World Tour 2015, taking them to 37 cities worldwide including Rio de Janeiro where they will perform a show at Praça da Apoteose on March 20th, 2016. Tickets are already being sold.

Maroon 5 has sold more than 27 million albums and 48 million singles worldwide.

Heavy Metal Show in Rio

6 October 2015

New Album: “Beyond the Red Mirror”

BLIND GUARDIANThe Blind Guardian band, is one of the main formations of the world heavy metal. They will play on the stage of  Vivo Rio on October 9th  and the show is part of the world tour disc release “Beyond the Red Mirror”, launched in January 2015.

Blind Guardian was formed in 1984 in Krefeld, Germany, under the name of Lucifer’s Heritage but later, the band changed their name into Blind Guardian to avoid any speculations about Satanism and to keep distance from the black metal movement.

Over the years, the Blind Guardian went headlong into the fanciful themes and their sound became more and more elaborate. Their style initially was more in of speed metal but gradually they played more complicated compositions focusing less on speed. and beginning  to incorporate large amounts of orchestral arrangements utilizing the technique of  overdubbing  heavily influenced by the English rock band  Queen. 

The Band created a dense sound using overdubs, staccato guitars, double bass drumming, folk tunes and instruments and numerous backing vocals.

The band was initially inspired by their fellow countrymen  Helloween, Iron Maiden and Metallica and  gradually incorporated more influences from progressive and classical music, progressive rock and progressive metal.images

Blind Guardian possess the ability to transport their legions of fans to new landscapes with their majestic songwriting, fantastically themed lyrics and their meticulous emotion-packed music.

In Brazil these German guys have a large and loyal number of followers and since 1998 the country is an obligatory stop to every new release, with performances always very busy and intense.

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