Presence Songs is the result of a lifetime of influences, encounters and impressions, expressed in the album Presence released in early 2020, and in additional songs in English, Portuguese and French composed by Xavier Boutaud. 100% of his share of the results will be given to musical education of less fortunate children in Brazil.
Jazz, bossa nova, rock, new world, French and Brazilian popular music come together in a mix that reveals an original composer and brings swing and joy, reflections and tenderness, love and gratitude.
Xavier's share of the results from his compositions and records will be 100% donated to Instituto Baccarelli, which for the last 25 years, have been welcoming some 1200 kids every year to learn how to play and instrument, opening them doors to a profession and a more dignified future. The Orquestra Sinfônica Heliópolis, the first orchestra born inside a “favela” worldwide, is the result of this wonderful work, reference in music teaching and social insertion.
Xavier’s dream is to see his songs performed in the voice of a world famous singer to reach thousands of people and lots of funds to the main purpose of this project: the musical education of less fortunate children in Brasil.
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