Trio Cupuaçu

Brazilian popular music, spiced with a breeze of jazz, could be a description for the music of the Trio Cupuaçu.

The three musicians, living in Berlin/Germany, know very well to give the „música popular brasileira“ their own, authentic sound. To be heared on their CD “Trio Cupuaçu“.

Each one of the three professionals could bring in his own musical experience. First there were own interpretations of the classical brazilian repertoire (compositions by Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Djavan, Lenine, João Bosco etc): tricky arrangements for acoustic guitar, voice, flute/saxophone and percussion; grooving and lightly.Then they brought own compositions in the style of bossa nova, samba and other brazilian grooves to the repertoire: words and music, mainly in portuguese, that gave a unic profile to the trio. In 2003 they released  their first CD „Trio Cupuaçu“ with nine own compositions and three traditionals by A.Valente, Djavan and Gordurinha.

The unic blend of indian, european and african cultures creates a music that is full of sensity an happiness and puts the public in a sunny mood.

Trio Cupuaçu are:

Volker Conrath, percussion

Volker Conrath lived and has been working several years in Brasil, is leader of  samba-schools in Berlin (f.e. "Bloco Explosão", winner of the "Karneval der Kulturen Berlin") and a sought after percussionist for live and studio.

Thomas Walter Maria, saxophones, flute, clarinet

Thomas Walter Maria studied in Leipzig, Germany and at Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA, and feels as familiar with jazz, afrocuban and brazilian music. He has toured in severeal parts of Europe, USA and Brasil. Thomas played with  Jiggs Whigham, Peter Herbolzheimer, Phil Wilson, Marc Secara, Judy Niemack, Debaorah Carter annd many others.

Hans Limburg, voice, acoustic nylon string guitar

Influenced by the classical guitar and the sound of brazilian music, worked together with many brazilian musicians, before establishing himself in the Berlin-Brazil-scene as a Bossa-Nova-Singer/Guitarist. He teached at the university of music "Hanns-Eisler" and plays in several groups in Europe and Brazil.

Trio Cupuaçu & Bloco Explosão