João Balão

Percussion, Guitar, Cavaquinho

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I've been working for nearly 40 years in different branches and genres in music. Very early I felt at ease with very different music genres, and always looked with fascination and curiosity for musical diversity. Very naturally, I assimilated the different genres I played. I explain multi-instrumentality as an opportunity to have a wider vision.

I played popular music from Portugal, Brazil, Morocco, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Balkan, Flamenco, Rock, Jazz, Pop and Fado. I collaborated in the recording of over 40 records and produced 10, in Portugal, Spain, France, Chile and Argentina. I also composed music for video, theatre, advertising, dance, short-films and documentaries.

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8 Reviews

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  1. Review by Orlanda Guilande
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    O João Balão é multi instrumentista nato. O João Balão respira música e inspira-nos. O João Balão é criatividade á flor da pele,é magia,é sensibilidade e doçura,é paixão pela arte que escolheu abraçar e absorver. O João Balão é um batalhador e profissional magnífico com quem tive e tenho a honra de trabalhar! O João Balão é espiritualidade! O João Balão é sem dúvida um músico de cariz internacional,hoje e sempre!

    Orlanda Guilande, cantora/canta-autora

  2. Review by Ruca Rebordão
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    João Balão is a tremendous musician, composer and music producer. A multi-instrument musician with a vast experience in many musical genres. I've had the pleasure of recording on several albums with João and his commitment and result is always incredible. I recommend João for any recording as a musician or music producer.

  3. Review by Jon Botas
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    João is touched with a talent avaiable to very few. That's what you get when he's around playing or singing, improvising... simply doing the thing as if nothing happened... but magic happens! Everything goes amazing when he is in! Makes you better. Great musician, great person. João's way... it's natural. Just play, listen and enjoy full.
    J. Botas

  4. Review by Marcelo Valente
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    João is Music, I always thought that to say of him that he is a great musician is to abbreviate too much.
    A musician with a sensitivity capable of adapting his mind to any instrumemt!!!

  5. Review by Jordi Torrens
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    Joao is very simply a huge artistic talent, the very rare kind who knows exactly what to play and, more importantly, not to play. Everything sounds much better with just him showing up...

  6. Review by Joan
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    Gran músic polivalent i gran mestre! Em sento afortunat d'haver-lo conegut!

  7. Review by Mariano Martos
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    He's a best musician and musical producer. I learned with him a lot of things about African music and life in general.

  8. Review by Miguel Nogueira
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    Incredibly versatile musician and composer with a beautiful voice. One of the greats of our generation.

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Mariano Martos, Sedrán

I was the Recording and Mixing Engineer, and Percussionist in this production

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  • Focusrite Scarlet 18i20 2nd Gen
  • ADK mics
  • Behringer Tube Ultragain Pre-amp
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