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Ouro Preto Orchestra honors Vander Lee’s talent on new album

Celebrating the work of the singer and composer from Minas Gerais, the new feature is now available on all digital platforms and features special appearances

Under the rule of Conductor Rodrigo ToffoloThe Ouro Preto Orchestra pays homage, once again, to the richness of Minas Gerais music, this time paying tribute to the singer and composer Vander Lee (1966-2016). The training praises the poetry and originality of the late artist in “Orquestra Ouro Preto: Vander Lee (No Balanço do Balaio)”now available on all digital platforms.

Newly, the relaxed and good-humored sambas and romantic ballads that make up the work of Lee gain exciting versions in arrangements designed by Marcelo Ramos.

“‘In Balaio’s Balance Sheet is an album of incomparable rhythmic diversity. In addition to its singular beauty, the album is a celebration of Minas Gerais, capturing the daily life of Belo Horizonte in a sensitive, intense poetry deeply rooted in popular culture. Vander Lee demonstrated a unique intimacy with his city and culture, bringing to light a genuinely Brazilian musicality”states the Maestro Toffolo.

Laura Catarinadaughter of LeeIt is Marcos Catarinathe artist’s brother, also participate in the album: “Performing my father’s songs alongside the Ouro Preto Orchestra is the realization of two dreams at once! I have always been enchanted by the Orchestra’s musical power, its sonic grandeur”praises Laura.

“My father had the desire to hear his compositions with string arrangements, a dream he could not fulfill in life. Therefore, I consider it a true honor to represent him in this feat and see this meeting immortalized”says the singer.

For Marcos Catarinathe musical meeting is a symbol of the diversity of Brazilian music and helps to strengthen the idea that music has no borders: “It can mix different temporalities, different social classes, different people, in a very democratic way. As long as it has beauty, joy and love”, he declares. Listen to the album:

Source: Rollingstone

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