Sessa Performance & Interview

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 2:00pm

Kick back with DJ Nickel Hardaway on Sunday, September 15th @ 2PM when he hosts Brazilian musician, Sessa, for a live in-studio performance and interview before his show at The Fox Theater in Oakland on Monday, September 16th.

Grandeza, the debut album by Sao Paulo’s Sessa, points to new, subtle directions for modern Brazilian music – a deep, minimalist, almost insinuated use of the rich textures that define the songwriting history of Brazil, one which Sessa now joins among its most promising new voices.

His songs are sung in Portuguese, with visceral, sensual lyrics in the vein of Caetano Veloso, and the melodic flourishes of Tom Jobim and Arthur Verocai. However, the music gets a deliberate minimalist treatment rarely found in contemporary Brazilian music, more reminiscent of the bareness of Leonard Cohen, with touches of tropicalia, psychedelia, and the mystic jazz of Moondog and Pharoah Sanders.