The word “Trova” carries different meanings - sometimes music, others poetry, from the European Middle Ages to Contemporary Cuban music. For me, it evokes the capacity to express something powerful, authentic and meaningful: a cry that puts things in motion - the “Caminhada”, which literally means “walking”, or, even better “outing”.
This “Trova Caminhada” departs from the sinuous road, filled with memories, pain, and joyful celebration. It puts in perspective my adulthood, in more than 15 years of songwriting, as “Plano Secreto” was written in 1999 and “A Ginga da Morna” in 2016, and the remaining songs written in between. Until now, I made a career as guitarist and arranger. This album is a personal, landmark, in which I fully embrace the role of vocalist.
This album is only made possible due to the dedication and generosity of my fellow Quartet musicians: Aki (an Italian from Sicily), Marko (half- Finn Dutch), and Efraim (German). Our eclectic musical and cultural backgrounds met in a space of absolute harmony, resulting in a profound friendship. These wonderful musicians allowed me the most fertile ground of artistic expression, and their creative input was essential to bring this album to a higher level. My gratitude is enormous, and I smile every time I think of any of them.