Sol da Capital
Sol da Capital is a long-awaited full-length album of original jazz songs by award-nominated Canadian producer and singer-songwriter Rachel Beausoleil, and Brazilian guitarist-composer Evandro Gracelli. It is the fully ripened fruit of a long-time collaboration between two musicians who have not let distance get in the way of creativity and quality. Their songs tackle complex themes such as vocation, marriage, and suicide, and always emphasize a message of hope.
My new album with Evandro Gracelli, is out now on all your favourite digital platforms!
Please see links throughout this page to listen to the whole thing! Please make sure you put us on your playlists and click on “follow,” “like,” etc…
The OAC is supporting the recording of my next album, Sol da Capital! This album of originals will make good on a project that began when guitarist-composer Evandro Gracelli was in Ottawa a dozen years ago!
Performances in Canada and Brazil have kept the music alive. And more songs have been added thanks to long-distance work over the internet.
The nudge we needed came when the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition required original music for my Encore Ottawa 2021 performance. Three of the songs I performed will end up on the 2022 Sol da Capital album!
So looking forward to finally recording this material! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ontario Arts Council!!
In case you missed it the first time (or even if didn’t!), you can now view my Encore Ottawa performance from the fall of 2020.So very grateful to all partners: Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC), the Shenkman Arts Centre, RogersTV and Apt613! Merci, merci, merci!!
Jazz à la française at Montgomery Scotch Lounge
1st set: 8:00-9:00pm, 2nd set: 9:30-10:30pm
Montgomery Scotch Lounge
750 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa
Cover charge: $15 (added to your bill)
For more info: Montgomery Scotch Lounge
Saturday, June 10, 2023 – 6:00-10:00pm
Options Bar, Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa
Options Bar, Hôtel Brookstreet
525 Legget Drive, Ottawa
Click here for more info and reservations
July 8, 2023 – 7:30pm
Sol da Capital – Official Canadian Launch Concert
**More details to follow…
First, the link: https://cammac.ca/en/latinidad-2023/
Music camp isn’t just for kids! Treat yourself to this adults-only weekend of musical fun and experimentation.
Latin music is the music of the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Caribbean, Central and South America. With its roots in Southern Europe, Africa, and indigenous cultures of the Americas, it is a diverse synthesis of musical traditions. It has infused all genres from popular and jazz to classical with its infectious beats and danceable styles. Spice up your winter with a taste of Latinidad in whatever music you bring! And be prepared to dance!
You get to spend 48 hours up close and personal with the highest caliber professional musicians who will guide you through a fun-filled weekend of activities in a carefree environment. Workshops include: percussion, voice, choir, concert band, blues ensemble and guitar, plus yoga! And the active listening presentation gives you a chance to sit back and relax while learning about national rhythms from all over Latin America.
Even the kitchen is getting ready to serve Latin American foods to enrich the experience!
The registration includes all meals and accommodation in the beautiful setting on Lake Macdonald, Quebec (under 2 hours from Ottawa or Montreal). You get performances and personal attention from the highest quality faculty available anywhere, a chance to tune in and refresh your body in guided yoga practice, and a musical learning experience you will never forget!