Fred Menendez gave his second benefit concert for the ICBIE last night at Noche de Roma in EUR. Because this concert was a part of a series dedicated to Brazil, his band played fewer international standards, concentrating instead on the kind of repertoire normally associated with the city of Salvador and its carnival: the Trio Elétrico.
There was an even bigger crowd at Sunday’s concert, owing to the more central location and the concerted publicity of this city-sponsored event, a part of the famous Estate romana—the cultural activities that, for more than thirty years, enliven the Roman summer.
Warm thanks to Fred and his band for the wonderful music, and we wish him good luck on the rest of his Italian tour. After a couple days wandering around the Eternal City, they will be traveling up to Ferrara, for the annual Buskers’ Festival (August 21-30).