Brazil's Céu on her first UK tour, 18-24 April 2012

Brazilian singer song-writer Céu has been captivating audiences worldwide with her mesmerising and unique blend of bossa nova rhythms, electronica, soul-infused samba, jazz, reggae and dub.

"Sleek and assured, drawing on everything from Kingston dub to psychedelic rock, Erykah Badu-style R & B and cool jazz, all draped in elegant bossa shades." The Sunday Times

Her self-titled debut album in 2008 earned her both Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations, countless press accolades, and chart topping numbers and made her the biggest selling Brazilian artist in the UK. Céu’s fresh electropical sound is emblematic of her hometown Sao Paulo, the intensely urban, forward-looking megalopolis of the tropics, the epicentre of the independent music scene in Brazil and a buzzing hotbed of invention and musical breakthrough.

Now she’s back with an acclaimed new album, "Caravana Sereia Bloom" (out 2 April 2012 on Six Degrees Records) and her first UK tour, presented on tour by La Linea – The London Latin Music Festival with support from Arts Council of England.

Accompanied by Lucas Martins (bass), Dustan Gallas (guitar and keyboards), Bruno Buarque (drums) and DJ Marco (turntables and MPC), Céu's 6-date tour takes in Bristol, London, Manchester, Coventry, Gateshead and Brighton, bringing a taste of contemporary Brazil to cities around the UK.

Support on the tour comes from Céu's fellow countryman and rising tropicalia pop funk star, Curumin. A wonderful singer and multi-instrumentalist from the same scene as CSS and Telepathique, he spices up his samba funk with hip hop, dub and psychedelic infusions. At London's KOKO Lucas Santtana, one of the most exciting new Brazilian artists, completes the line-up.

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La Linea presents Direct from Brazil Céu + support by Curumin - April 2012

Wednesday, 18 April, 8pm
St George's Bristol, Great George Street, off Park Street, Bristol BS1 5RR
Tickets: £21
Box Office: 0845 402 4001

Thursday, 19 April, 7-11pm
KOKO, 1a Camden High Street, London NW1 7JE
Tickets: £17 advance + bkg fee, £20 door
Box Office: 0844 847 2258
+ special guests Lucas Santtana + DJ Marco

Friday, 20 April, 8pm
Band On The Wall, 25 Swan Street, The Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JZ
Tickets: £12.50 adv, £14.50 door
Box Office: 0845 2500500

Sunday, 22 April, 7.30pm
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
Tickets: £15.50
Box Office: 024 7652 4524

Monday, 23 April, 8pm
The Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR
Tickets: £12.50, £14.50
Box Office: 0191 443 4661

Tuesday, 24 April, 7.30pm
Komedia, 44-47 Gardner Street, North Laine, Brighton BN1 1UN |
Tickets: £15 advance
Box Office: 0845 293 8480