Rão Kyao con Ketama
Delírios Ibéricos



01.Vozes No Deserto 7:40
02.Água De Fogo 5:43
03.Amor Cantado 5:05
04.Lamento Andaluzo 3:38
05.Delirios Ibéricos 7:30
06.Soledades y Saudades 7:18
07.De Copas Con La Dama 5:39
08.Canto Das 1001 Notas 3:30
09.Amor Sentido 3:30
10.No Planalto 5:42
11.Normalmente 6:04
Since his early days João Ramos Jorge loved music. When a child, he was in various choir groups. Then, he started to study bambu flute and saxofone.

In the seventies he made part of two bands, called Status and The Bridge. Then he goes to France, where, during two years, he plays with great names of jazz and ethnical music.

He iniciates his studies in Indian music, which, along the Arabic music, are on the basis of Portuguese traditional music. Those influences would be a strong mark in all his career, creating a unique style in the Portuguese music panorama.

Malpertuis, his first album, was well aclaimed by public which hepled to consider him an important instrumentist and composer. Bambu , released in 1977, confirmed that: critics considered it the best Portuguese music album of that year.

He's invited to play in Yatra International Jazz Music Festival, in India. After that he starts to live in Bombay, to get a better knowledge of bansuri (a flute) playing style. Goa is the result of that learning experience. In 1980 he records a live jazz album, Live at Cascais, at the International Jazz Festival (Cascais Jazz, in Lisbon).

1983 marks a turning point, not only in his career, but in Portuguese music as well. Fado, the traditional urban style of music, a strong influence, leaded him to record Fado Bailado, which turned to be the first Portuguese music album to achieve the Platinum mark.

In 84 he goes to Macau where he's invited to write a work that reflects the presence of Portugal in that territory. The result was Macau, o Amanhecer. In that same year is released Estrada da Luz, which reached, once again, the Platinum mark.

1986 is the time of Oásis, which was Gold. In the end of this year he goes on tour in Brazil, country where he will record Danças de Rua. This album, released in Europe, USA and Japan, reflects a Brazilian percussion style (from "Nordeste" region). It reached Gold.

The Portuguese folk is well represented in his following album, Viagens na Minha Terra (translated: "Voyages in my land"), released in November.

In 1992, along with Ketama, he records a very rich album, "Delírios Ibéricos", in which the bridge of Flamenco and Portuguese music is straight. A record with those characteristics hadn't been made before, ever.

1999 was the last year of Portuguese adminstration over Macau, now part China. Macau - Junção is a record to mark the fact, a dialogue between Kyao flutes and the Macau Chinese Orchestra (conducted by Wong Kyn Wai).

The musician keeps on his approchings to Arabic, Indian, African and Portuguese music. During his large career he was invited to play with many artists, and his name figures in various records of Portuguese musicians...


1 comment:

Feq'wah said...


Bambu? haven't heard, but it makes me think of Marcos Ariel's Bambu from 1981.