Hugo Sanbone

Directed by:*

Hugo Sanbone


Genre / Type of Show:*

Brazilian Opera




Three hours

Audience type:*




The musical project of maestro Hugo Sanbone entitled “Horizons” consists in presenting the mixture between jazz individualities and the aesthetics of Afro- Brazilian music that evolved in the city of Salvador of Bahia.


As a result of the researching, understanding and re-signification of elements present in the hybrid music of the Americas, the conductor Hugo Sanbone is introducing to the audience his own compositions. The show is based on the concepts of jazz, mestizo music in the Americas, and Bahian pagode as a consequence of the African diaspora. The project Hugo Sanbone is proposing as a composer, director and conductor is the result of his work developed with the Sanbone Pagode Orquestra created in 2009.


About the Company / directxr or directxrs:*

Maestro Hugo Sanbone is a composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, and musical director with a charismatic and innovative style. A virtuoso in the trombone and accordion, Maestro Sanbone comes out of the top crop of the exciting music scene of Bahia, Brazil. He has worked as a session player for some of the country’s most prominent artists, such as Ivete Sangalo and Carlinhos Brown. Professor of Brazilian Music and Culture at the University of Bahia, he is also the director for the institution’s Big Band, brass leader for the Neojiba Symphonic Orchestra, and the Orkestra Rumpilezz. His academic research into the traditional forms of Pagode led him to the composition of the repertoire that brought to prominence his own big band, the Sanbone Pagode Orchestra. The ensemble came to prominence due to the fusion of classical music with the contagious percussion from Bahia. Maestro Hugo Sanbone is developing his first opera based on the African-Brazilian mythology of Yemanjá, a major water spirit from the Yoruba religion. She is an orisha: the spirit of rivers and oceans.



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