Paulo Bellinati is recognized as one of Brazil's top contemporary guitarists. He offers his audiences a varied program of rhythmically and harmonically sophisticated original pieces plus tasteful arrangements of Brazilian folk melodies. Inspired by Brazil's rich tradition of dance forms and rhythms, Bellinati has applied modern compositional concepts and harmonies to create an exciting, truly unique repertoire. In this Mel Bay Artist Series Bellinati performs ten exquisite original compositions: Aristocratica, Alvoroco, Choro Sapeca, Rosto Colado, Um Amor de Valsa, Emboscada, Embaixador, Sai do Chao, Pulo do Gato, and Jongo. ©2006, DVD.