Artist info - Fabio Allman
Fabio Allman or Fabão, as he is known to his fans, is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and percussionist. Amongst many others he has worked with Monobloco, Bangalafumenga, Cássia Eller, O Salto, Duo Carioca and most recently his new Bloco DuRio.
His role as a singer with Monobloco saw him at the forefront of the "revitalization"of the street carnival scene of Rio de Janeiro with crowds of in excess of .5 million turning up at 9am!
As a performer and educator he has been to the UK every summer since 2007 spreading the music of the modern Brazilian carnival.
Over the course of the weekend Fabao will be teaching some of the most popular carnival songs used by the most famous Blocos and Samba schools in Rio. These sessions will be accompanied by Cavaquinho.