OSWALDO SANTOS

Guitarist, Composer

London, United Kingdom
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Physical Details

Height:
182 cm / 6ft 0in
Skin color:
Black
Weight:
81 kg / 178 lbs
Eye color:
Black
Ethnicity:
Black / African descent

Credits & experience

2012
  • ECaM- Every Child a Musician - London Borough of Newham : Guitar tutor
2004
  • IDF- Diocesan Institute of Education, São Tomé and Príncipe, West Africa : Music Teacher
1994
  • Clave &Som, Lisbon , Portugal : Guitar tutor

Music

Guitar ability

Expert


Composer ability

Expert


Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Classical

Influences: Jazz Rock (return To Forever, Weather Report...), Progrock ( Genesis, P.floyd, Rush..) Wmusic (salif Keita, Habib Koite, Zawinul) Classical

I have played on an acoustic trio for ten years. The project included three guitarists who were also singers. Our style was basically world music inspired on the rhythms of our country (São Tomé and Principe Islands / West Africa) combined with other references such as jazz, classical and creole rhythms. We have tour regularly on Brazil, Europe, and African countries and recorded two albums in Sweden and France respectively.

As a solo artist I have developed my own project for classical guitar "Luchan" where I explore African and creole rhythms mixed with my long experience with Jazz, blues and classical music. I play regularly at the LGS- Lauderdale Guitar Society / North London, and occasionally in other venues.

Also collaborate with other musicians in and outside the uk, namely in Sweden, Portugal, São Tomé and Principe, Cape Verde, Brazil, France and Turkey.

I also have a long experience in music/ guitar teaching.

Presently I work for the ECaM Program in Newham, London.
I work as guitar tutor in various primary and secondary schools in Newham/ London.

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