Manitoba Live Music Event

New Music Night

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 at 8pm
Sarau Carioca
Heidi Wright
The Good Will Social Club
625 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Manitoba Music

Country Folk Singer/songwriter


Get a monthly dose of new original local music at New Music Night, which features three Manitoba acts the first Wednesday of the month! Coming up this month...

8:00PM Heidi Wright
8:45PM Serenade
9:30PM Sarau Carioca

18+ / Doors at 7:30PM / Music at 8PM / No cover

New Music Night is made possible by the support of 103.1 Virgin Radio and the SOCAN Foundation.

Sarau Carioca is a Brazilian duo composed of guitarist Marcos Martins and singer Luana Cunha. Celebrating their admiration for Samba and Bossa Nova, Sarau Carioca brings interpretations of some of the pearls of Brazilian music, including compositions by Cartola, Tom Jobim, Noel Rosa, Vinicius de Moraes, Adoniran Barbosa, Baden Powell, Lupicínio Rodrigues, and Carlos Lyra, to name a few. The content in the works of these artists vary from everyday life situations, to love stories, to sad stories, to hilarious situations, to the joy of being around the ones we love. The thing that all these artists have in common is the music that serves as vehicle for their ideas: samba. Samba is an African-Brazilian music genre that was born in the nineteenth-century in the state of Bahia (northeast of Brazil) and was developed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The genre became famous worldwide when, in the 1960s, a movement known as bossa nova caught the attention of the jazz world. Since then, many artists all over the globe have recorded and performed this music that brings us so much joy. We invite you all to come with us on this trip to the distant lands of the south, and to taste the flavours of this rich culture that we love and praise. Sarau Carioca is a tribute to the illustrious names of Brazilian popular music. Beautiful, pleasant, enthralling and joyful, the Brazilian music always enchants the audience. 

Serenade: bringing a little bit of Nashville to Canada and a little bit of Canada to Nashville. Allison and Geneva are two best friends from the prairies of Canada. They were both musicians from a very early age. They took lessons and participated in competitions for years, before deciding to persue music professionally. They became fast friends in university, where they both enrolled in the opera studies program through the University of Manitoba. For years, they sang in choirs and ensembles together: Allison, as a soprano, and Geneva as a mezzo soprano. Their first performance as a duo wasn't bluegrass and wasn't country, but rather a recital of classical duets by Mendlessohn, Brahms, and Purcell. Their bond became stronger when they realized their shared passion for country music. Once graduated, Allison and Geneva became Serenade: a bluegrass duo dedicated to the revival of traditional country music: the kind of music they grew up listening to. Their music is influenced by artists such as the Everly Brothers, Great Big Sea, The Carter Family, Johnny Cash, and traditional bluegrass and folk music. Serenade performed as part of the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in 2018. Last festive season they were also featured at the German Canadian Christmas Market. This summer they took to the markets, being weclomed by Pineridge Hollow, Wolseley, and River Heights Markets. Their goal is to bring people together through music and love.

Heidi Wright is an emerging Canadian Songwriter, born in Quebec on December 6/2002. Heidi currently lives in Winnipeg and began writing music when she was 12 years old, after receiving a guitar from her Father. In the fall of 2018, Heidi was acknowledged for her song, The Boys of Valour Road which has received National Recognition as a Remembrance Day song that connects our current generation to Canadian War Veterans. Heidi's song received airplay on numerous radio stations across Canada and was televised by CBC and CTV. Heidi was also presented with an award by MLA Andrew Swan on December 3 in the Manitoba Legislature for, The Boys of Valour Road. Recently, Heidi performed at the Winnipeg Folk Festival as a member of the Stingray Young Performers program and in July, performed at Ghe Bluebird Cafe and Tootsies night club in Nashville Tennessee. 




"É carnaval (Luana Cunha)" by Sarau Carioca



"Chestnut Eyes" by Serenade



"Appalachia" by Heidi Wright


Live session - Original songs by Sarau Carioca

Chestnut Eyes by Serenade


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