Out of the ordinary entertainer! Luciano Lu is a musician, dancer and clown with incredible agility on extra tall stilts! He will make your event unforgettable and leave guests talking about it for years!
An able multi-instrumentalist, Luciano, plays solo as a singer song-writer with accordion and guitar, as well as in groups of all sizes and shapes as a percussionist/ singer.
Luciano works with Brazilian percussion ensembles both on stilts as well as on ground, and leads bands that specialize in Brazilian styles.
More over, Luciano is a highly experienced music educator and teaches workshops on Brazilian percussion to a wide range of audiences from young children to corporate groups !
The kids loved him. Thanks, Luciano
Response from Luciano Lu:
He was good but wish the performance was geared towards different ages (not just little ones)
Response from Luciano Lu:
Teenagers and school age kids seemed to have a blast! And several of them came to tell me how much they loved the show after!
Performance was ok. Felt it was a bit low energy but overall he did what he was hired to do. Not great at reading the audience and changing pace to keep kids involved, but Music/singing was good.
I engaged this act for a seniors's event. Luciano arrived well ahead of time, and proceeded to captivate my group of 70, 90+ year olds. I am unsure whether the stilts, accordian playing, singing, or individual attention captivated them most.
Nurses, companions, and family were all enthralled. Very professional, flexiible, no pun intended, ... I could not have been more pleased. Thank you Luciano.
Price Range: $400 - $2,000
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
What to Expect
Stilt Walker: highly interactive and animated. Jaw dropping balancing moves that get the crowd excited! Beautiful unique full body costumes to add vibrancy to any event!
Stilt Musician: to add to the stilt walker, Luciano can play music and sing with several different instruments to add full auditory dimension to the act! Music can be acoustic or wirelessly plugged-in where a system is available. Instruments of choice include, accordion, guitar, ukelele, drums. Luciano also works with Brazilian drumming ensembles on stilts for an incredible impact on the guests of any event!
Solo Music shows: whether on the guitar or accordion, Luciano delivers a wide range of songs in Brazilian style with the bossa nova spice dressed up in beautiful jazz harmonies and warm vocals! Luciano accompanies himself with drums in true one man band fassion!
Bands: Luciano Porto also works with an array of talented and reputed professional musicians. Bossa Nova band is smooth and pleasing to any audience, and when a dancing atmosphere is needed, thumping sambas and forró will lively up any party! Luciano also works with traditional percussion ensembles like carnival style samba batucadas and thunderous maracatu for a short blast of excitement from the infamous Brazilian carnaval! The drumming ensembles are also done on stilts with full costumes for an extraordinary impact on your event!
Team building workshops: With almost 15 years of percussion workshop facilitating experience, Luciano delivers powerful messages within percussion teaching. He has helped several corporate groups create a powerful team building exercise where a team of unexperienced and untalented professionals become a performing drum ensemble for a day!
Children workshops: Luciano teaches regularly at schools, daycares and other children groups. He uses his knowledge of Brazilian drumming and dance to take the children on an unforgettable cultural experience that is both challenging, educational and exhilarating!
A multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer, and stilt artist Luciano was born and raised in the rural interior of Brazil inspired by his father's accordion playing. In 1992 Luciano moved to Toronto from Brasilia at the age of 16 and started to gain access to school band instruments. He stuck to classical guitar and made his debut performance with the University of Toronto Guitar Ensemble in 1995. With an aptitude for practicing a variety of instruments, Luciano came to fall in love with his homeland's infamous percussion traditions. From 2002 to 13 he focused mainly on percussive arts and became a regular performer for Toronto's Brazilian troupes Maracatu Nunca Antes and Batucada Carioca. Simultaneously, Luciano started band projects (Mulambo Groove, Zé Fuá, Maracatall) in Toronto where he was frequently the lead singer and arranger as well as accordionist / guitarist / percussionist and performed extensively in festivals including the Gladstone World 2007; Brazil Fest 2008, 11, 13, 14; Harbourfront Centre (various) 2009, 10, 12, 14 and 15; Carassauga Festival 2008, 13, 14 and 15; Montreal Forró Festival 2015; Toronto’s International Buskerfest 2014,15; Dubai Shopping Festival 2015, St John's Buskers on the Bay 2016 and Calgary Brazil Fest 2016.
2017 marks the debut of Luciano Lu solo performance career. Along side his music stage show, Luciano teaches percussion workshops to children and is developing a multi-arts solo show that incorporates stilts, theatrical dance and live music.
Additional Booking Notes
Depending on the act hired and the venue and type of event, we may need to discuss and arrange for appropriate equipment.
Past Booked Events
|June 19, 2019 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Festival|
|August 11, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm||School Assembly|
|June 22, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:30am||School Assembly|
|June 10, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Forró event - festa junina|
|June 10, 2017 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||School Fun Fair - drummer|
|May 06, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Dance event - Brazilian Forró party|
|April 24, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party - Solo Show|
|February 25, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Birthday (Child)|
|January 28, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Grand Opening|
|January 07, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|November 26, 2016 • 9:00am - 10:00am||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|August 24, 2016 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|I work SOLO as well as in different groups||Leader|
Influences & Inspiration
Brazilian boss nova and forró
Varies according to act hired
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