Porto, by Sofia Ribeiro and Gui Duvignau, is an album of cultural convergence. Strongly rooted in the Portuguese and Brazilian musical traditions, it's music promotes a dialog between cultures: a poem by Fernando Pessoa, a song by Tom Jobim, a fado. It's production and it's international line up of musicians also contribute towards this cultural blend, transcending geographical boundaries. It is therefore, a musical nexus, a translation of various influences into a personal and coherent amalgam of ideas, finely balanced by the musicians' interaction through improvisation and a technical and aesthetic rigor in the writing of the compositions and arrangements. Sofia Ribeiro - voice João Salcedo - piano Leonardo Montana - piano Gui Duvignau - double bass Thibault Perriard - drums Mathieu Gramoli - drums Luísa Vieira - flute Produced and arranged by Gui Duvignau.