Gimnásio Clube de Faro (Meeting Point Faro) Fri 18 OCT 23H30 MUSIC / 40' / M6 / Free Admission
From Ricardo J. Martins one expects a portuguese guitar concert, a greater instrument of the national musical heritage. A show that will include classics of this instrument’s repertoire, as well as original themes, variations and improvs.
Ricardo J. Martins was born in Faro in 1984. Always influenced by various musical genres, he found a way to express his sonorous feelings through the portuguese guitar.
In 2014 he recorded his first portuguese guitar instrumental album called Ricardo J. Martins, composed essentially by adaptations of themes outside the musical environment of portuguese guitar, and versions of typical themes of this instrument with proper arrangements.
Constantly in search for new ways to play this instrument, composing and playing, but always with his roots in mind, he released the following album Cantos e Lamentos in 2017. This work gathers several special participations of musicians and instruments outside the Fado scope.
In April 2018 his song Corre Corre Corridinho won the prize for Best Instrumental Music by the IPMA (International Portuguese Music Awards).