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José Joaquim Emerico Lobo de Mesquita

(1746 - 1805)

The freeman José Joaquim Emerico Lobo de Mesquita was born in Serro do Frio, Serro / Minas Gerais, son of a Portuguese and the slave Joaquina Emerenciana. He turned out to be one of the most important composers of religious music in Brazil, a well-known name of sacra music of the XVIII century.

Organist, conductor and composer, patron of the chair number 4 at Academia Brasileira de Música, he was the musician of the paid troop for the defence of the captaincy of Minas Gerais, holding an ensign patent. He is regarded as the most expressive seventeenth century composer from Minas Gerais. He studied music with the Father Manuel da Costa Dantas, master of chapel for the Main Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição. He headed to Arraial do Tijuco (1776), today Diamantina, in order to take over the setting up of a church organ manufactured by the Father Manuel de Almeida Silva at the Main Church of Santo Antônio, where he developed his carrier as both an organ player and composer (Regina caeli laetare, 1779), then joining the religious order Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora do Carmo (1789).

Alferes do Terço de Infantaria dos Pardos, he was in charge of an oratory for the Holy Week (1792). He conducted the music for the Triduum of the period (1798-1799) at the Main Church of Nossa Senhora do Pilar in Ouro Preto, and the Forty Hours, for the next period (1800-1801). Until his death, he played in Church masses of the religious order Ordem Terceira do Carmo in Rio de Janeiro, where he died in 1805. One of his Offices of the Dead was performed in Vila de Caetés, MG, in 25/01/1827 in memory of Imperatriz Leopoldina, which confirms the fact that the composer was recognized even more than twenty years after his death.

The most significant of his works are, among others: Antífonas da Santa Senhora (Regina caeli laetare and Ave Regina caelorum) and Salve Regina (1787), Missa em Fá (1780) and Missa em Mi Bemol (1782), Dominica in Palmis (1782), one of the rarest original works of the motet composer Tercio (1783), considered as the most ancient scores of a Brazilian composer.

Dinilson Barbosa

Dinilson Barbosa da Silva was born with that light that never ends. Expression of a true and inspired talent, guitar expert, excellent singer, privileged interpreter of both (voice and guitar), music teacher and composer. Romantic, he interprets our beautiful MPB. At the age of eight, he already begins his music learning process. Simple as well as focused, he is always overjoyed while singing a song. (Nadir Lanza – Fatoral – Sete Lagoas, February of 1998).

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Mário Fontana, since early age, has shown an enormous enthusiasm and interest in video and photography. At the age of 18, he was already acting as a professional in Belo Horizonte market, the capital city of Minas Gerais State.

He graduated in Physics for Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – UFMG. Despite graduated in such an opposing field, it became essential to him since it expanded his full understanding of the raw material he has been working with: the light.

Mario Fontana has turned out to be a self-taught person in a number of areas within photography, video and film making, having founded his first production company Fatto in Video in the year 2003. His company, already counting on 25 years of experience, has units in Belo Horizonte and Sete Lagoas/ MG. Today, with all the advances in communications, the company, which is based in Seven Ponds / MG, has been working all over Brazil.

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