• 2004-05-06
You can catch a lively piece of Brazilian musical culture thanks to the Tallinn Philharmonic Society's Diplomatic Notes project.

Samba legend Nelson Sargento and a Brazilian band armed with guitar, saxophone, cavaquinho and percussion are giving two concerts in Estonia. Sargento (real name Mattos), who was born in 1924, started to learn samba rhythms at the Samba School in Tijuca, Brazil, when he was just 10. His stepfather later taught him to play a guitar and they performed together. The nickname Sargento (sergeant) stuck to Mattos in the army, and after a stint of military service he opened his own samba school. Apart from music and poetry, canvas painting is another of Sargento's passions, and his paintings are every bit as cheerful and full of color as his music.

May 6, 7 p.m., Parnu Concert Hall.
May 7, 7 p.m., Estonia
Concert Hall in Tallinn.
Tickets in Tallinn 8 euros to 10 euros, in Parnu 5 euros to 8 euros.