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Album Release Livestream of "Clarão" on Stretto.live from Studio 42

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Kristen Mather de Andrade will perform a special livestream concert featuring music from "Clarão" in partnership with Stretto.live

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On August 8, 2021, Kristen Mather de Andrade will perform music from her debut album, "Clarão" for a special livestream event broadcast from Studio 42 Brooklyn using Stretto.live, a revolutionary interactive visual platform which enables audiences to work together to control certain aspects of a performance in real time and provide the performer with visual feedback they can see and react to while performing. Stretto was named a world changing idea for 2021 by Fast Company Media.

How the principal clarinetist and soloist from West Point’s Army Special Band decided to make her debut recording an authentic Brazilian album on which she plays and sings in Portuguese in jazz big band settings is a story centered on love more than a decade in the making. And since this is an Olympic year, there is an Olympic connection to the release of Kristen Mather de Andrade’s global music offering “Clarão,” which drops July 23, the same day as the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics. Mather de Andrade was enamored by Brazilian music at a young age, and her affinity rose to the next level when she met and married a Brazilian man in 2011. Desiring to immerse herself in the culture, the classically trained clarinetist began learning songs in Portuguese in order to learn the language. She started playing choros, classic instrumental Brazilian pop music dating back a century ago, finding that the style suits the clarinet. To celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympic athletes, Mather de Andrade performed a handful of tunes live on the West Point Band Facebook page. The enthusiastic response even garnered coverage from the Brazilian media. The seeds were planted and have blossomed into “Clarão,” which means “flash of light.” Teaming with producer Sergio Krakowski helped bring this passion project together.

With Krakowski’s assistance, Mather de Andrade gathered several Brazilian musicians to accompany her and selected the repertoire. Half of “Clarão” is comprised of instrumental covers, three of which are performed big band-style and were made famous by Brazilian clarinetists. The album includes four original songs penned by Brazilian singer-songwriter Roque Ferriera, tunes that showcase Mather de Andrade’s silken, yearnful voice singing sublimely in Portuguese. Krakaowski relied upon genuine Brazilian instrumentation from Vitor Gonçalves (accordion), Cesar Garabini (violão) and Eduardo Belo (bass) while playing pandeiro himself. A lively four-piece horn section adds luster to the ten-track album brimful of exuberance, lush harmonies and masterful musicianship.

She will be joined with musicians Vitor Gonçalves, Cesar Garabini, Eduardo Belo, and Graciliano Zambonin.

You will be emailed a link the day before the performance that will give you access to the interactive platform. If you do not wish to interact, you will still be able to watch the concert streaming live on YouTube.

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