Leandro Braga is a renowned Brazilian pianist, composer and arranger.
His 4th CD (released by the CID label) is dedicated to the work of Chiquinha Gonzaga. The album re- imagines masterpieces such as Corta-Jaca, Lua Branca, O Abre Alas, and it includes also an original composition by Leandro dedicated to the Carioca pianist ‘Minha Cara Francisca’.
During our conversation, Leandro talked about his life and career, referring to Brazilian Popular music (specifically Samba and the traditional music of Candomble’ religion.) He also played some of his latest (and beautiful) work, including‘Suite of Orixas’ and 'Primeira dama'.