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Eduardo-Raon: The jazz harp that transports us to other worlds

posted Feb 8, 2021, 12:40 PM by Sardinha Media   [ updated Feb 8, 2021, 12:46 PM ]
At a time when music has played a key role in helping us to overcome the limitations imposed by the pandemic, we invite you to find the magic of Eduardo Raon's harp.

Eduardo is a Portuguese musician living and working between Lisbon and Ljubljana, Slovenia. Although with a classical harp education, Eduardo has been playing music of various flavours, from contemporary and experimental, to rock and electronic. He collaborated with many Portuguese artists that we all know, such as Maria João e Mário Laginha, Deolinda, Rita Red Shoes or Hypnotic, and has had shows all over the world, from Vienna to Macau. The most recent creations include jazz compositions with the pianist Luís Figueiredo and the double bass player João Hasselberg, a composition for the Teatro das Caldas da Rainha, the new album "Baumgarten" resulting from the collaboration with the well-known Austrian musician Wolfgang Schlögl (I-Wolf), and the “Onírica” performance with Chinese, Finnish, Austrian and Spanish artists. One of his most recent shows in collaboration with several other musicians, mainly pianists, took place at the end of August at the important Bologna film festival, Il Cinema Ritrovato.

Eduardo/s instrument of choice is uncommon among jazz and pop music It is always a pleasant surprise, especially in its various shows, dazzling the most varied audiences. The harp came to him by chance, at the age of 17 due to the challenge of a friend who was learning at the music conservatory in Lisbon. He arrived in Ljubljana in 2006 to play at the festival Mesto Žensk (City of Women) and stayed. He has been an active member of the Portuguese Community in Slovenia, mainly with regard to the efforts that have been made in the practice of Portuguese as a Mother Language. He contributed with a fascinating musical composition about the challenges of our children who grow up between two (or more) languages, presented in 2017 at the first Bilingualism Symposium in Ljubljana. His album 'On the drive for impulsive actions' shows paths that on harp were still unknown, and reflects in him that fatherhood that lives outside the motherland, which we share.

For more information about the artist and his music, visit www.eduardoraon.com
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