top of page

Casuarina celebrates its 20th anniversary!


More than recordings and concerts with impeccable arrangements, Casuarina  reverberates the sounds and the sun of Lapa. Each song takes you into the atmosphere of the Centro Cultural Carioca, Arco da Velha, Semente, Carioca da Gema, Clube dos Democráticos - Even if you have never set foot in Rio and in these mythical places in the heart of the bohemian district and birthplace of the samba.

With 8 albums and several awards to their credit ("Best Samba Group" in 2010 and in 2017 by the Brazilian Music Prize), Casuarina, a true icon of the new generation of samba carioca, is a group constantly in motion and renewal !



Carried by the voice of Gabriel Azevedo, their latest opus  "Casuarina 18 Anos Ao Vivo" (18 years Live), recalls their greatest career successes and presents a new title to the repertoire, "Meu Apelo ", by Wilson Moreira. The group injects a good dose of dynamism into the brilliant samba anthology of their repertoire and perpetuates a genre that has always been present in the rich history of Brazilian music. The new generation of samba composers is also honored.

Live from the album "Casuarina turns 18" (recorded during the 2020 pandemic)

To listen


They programmed them...

The  group travels to France and Europe every year (on request or on tour)!


4 or 6 musicians on stage  + 1 tour manager

With :
♣︎ Gabriel Azevedo: lead voice, pandeiro & percussion
♣︎ Daniel Montes: 7-string guitar
♣︎ João Fernando: bandolim & vocals
♣︎ Rafael Freire cavaquinho & voice

Guest percussionists (based in France):
Vagner Bezerra and Kayodê Encarnacão


Lincoln Center / New York, USA
Brasil Summer Fest / New York, USA
Festival d'Ile de France / Paris, France
Forde Traditional and World Music Festival / Forde, Norvège
Festival Nuit d’Afrique / Montréal, Canada
Sommarscen / Malmö, Suède
World Music Festival / Penang, Malaisie
Festival Druga Godba / Ljubljana, Slovénie
Skopje Fest / Skopje, Macédoine du Nord
Théâtre Antique / Vienne, France
Festival Latino Americando / Milan, Italie
Festival International de Musique / Besançon, France
Jazz à Oloron / Oloron Sainte Marie, France
International Music Meeting Festival / Nijmegen, Pays Bas
New Morning / Paris, France
Cabaret Sauvage / Paris, France
Studio l’Ermitage / Paris, France
Festival 6ème Continent / Lyon, France
Festival Radio France / Montpellier, France
Festival Aux Heures d’Eté / Nantes, France

  • Facebook
  • Youtube
  • Instagram
bottom of page