Caesar Barbosa is from Rio de Janeiro, guitarist and music producer. From a Paraiba family, he had his first contact with music, as a child, through the guitar wheels made by his uncles. In these family gatherings, he met numerous genres and rhythms from the Northeast of Brazil. Already in his teens, disciplined and self-taught, influenced by myths like Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, he quickly identified with Blues and Rock. He started to dedicate himself entirely to music, starting his theoretical training under the tutelage of names like Willians Pereira and conductor Ian Guest.
At the age of 17, already as a professional guitarist, he made his first Brazilian tour with
Ras Bernardo, first vocalist and founder of the band Cidade Negra, conquering from there his space in the market and participating in countless works in different artistic fronts.
In 2007, he released his first solo album Feeling where he produced and composed all the tracks. That same year, Caesar Barbosa was listed as the best guitarist in Brazil in the nomination of the best Brazilian musicians made by the Italian website MusiBrasil.net. In 2008, she was on a European tour with the band Farofa Carioca and the singer Elza Soares, elected the singer of the millennium by the BBC in London.
Brazil, Europe and USA
With Farofa Carioca, Seu Jorge's former band, he played for 7 years on national and international tours. For 15 years, he has been part of the work of the singer Mauricio Baia, with whom he recorded the DVD Baia no Circo (Som Livre - 2010), the album With the Certainty of Those Who Know Nothing (Som Livre - 2013), the EP Do Romantismo a Roma Antiga (Som Livre - 2014) and the album A Fúria do Mar (Som Livre - 2015).
In 2010 he released the album Up From The Skies (Descobertas Record) in honor of Jimi Hendrix and authorized by the American guitarist's family. With this album he did two European tours and a season in New York. Also in that year, he founded, produced and directed the entire artistic part of the duo Sambulus. In 2013, Caesar Barbosa signed the capture, audio processing, camera and video editing, for the documentary by Marcelo D2 O Nightmare of Pop.
The following year, in 2014, with support from Warner Chappell, he released, composed and produced the duo's second album Dois, composed of his own songs with which he made two tours in Italy. In the same year, he recorded the track Fio de Fé for the band Ponto de Equilíbrio.
MUSICAL PRODUCTION AND
In 2015, for the artist Filipe Ret, he recorded guitars and musical production, together with Mão Lee, from the track Livre e Triste (with over 12 million views) and, the recording of guitars from the band Isso which is Life (with over 25 million views). In the same period, he signed the video edition and audio treatment of the documentary 120 Miles, for the Off channel.
At Rock In Rio Festival, one of the biggest music festivals in the world, he performed 3 times. The first was in 2011 with Mauricio Baia on the Rock Street Stage. In 2015 he performed with the band Cidade Negra at Palco Mundo, the main stage of the festival and, in September 2017, again with Cidade Negra played at the Sunset Stage at the show Cidade canta Gil, with the work of Gilberto Gil in versions reggae.
MUSICAL DIRECTION, TOURISM AND ...
Since 2015, touring as a guitarist for the band Cidade Negra, recognized as the greatest reggae band in Brazil, Caesar Barbosa has performed throughout Brazil, Europe, Asia and the USA. In addition to producing and participating as a guitarist in recordings and shows with numerous national and international artists, throughout his career he shared the stage with artists such as Elba Ramalho, Maria Gadu, Moska, Thiaguinho, Sandra de Sá, Play For Change, Gentleman and many others.
At the end of 2017, he was invited by singer Elza Soares, twice a Latin Grammy winner, as musical director and guitarist for the new version of the show, A Voz ea Máquina, a show with the fusion of new arrangements with electronic beats for established music, added to the powerful guitar tone of Caesar Barbosa.
video clip direction
Having released, since mid-2017, the singles of his authorship, Assim se Escreve (where he signed the music production and the direction of the music video with the B2C producer), Amanhecer (with his music production and music direction, in Portugal) and the single India in Rio (a fusion of Carioca, Indian and Iberian music), Caesar Barbosa signed in 2019, as music producer, arranger and guitarist, the new version of the song Falas do Povo, for the Remake of the renowned album by Zé Ramalho A Peleja do Diabo with Dono do Céu, in partnership with Maurício Baia and at the invitation of Zé Ramalho.