Marco Castillo

Marco Castillo
Birth nameMarco Antonio Castillo Cunha
Born (1963-09-19) September 19, 1963 (age 53)
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Origin Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Genres Jazz, World Music, Latin Music, Samba, Bossanova, MPB, Musica Popular Brasileira, Instrumental
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, performer, composer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass, cuica, pandeiro, Brazilian percussion, percussion, surdo, forro, tambourine
Years active1982-present
Associated actsBrazilian Beats


Marco Castillo, (given birth to Sept 19, 1963, in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) is a Brazilian-Canadian musician and songwriter located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada as well as the child of Trio Irakitan guitarist Antônio Santos Cunha. After graduating having a B.A. in Music from Estácio S.A., Rio de Janeiro in 1994, he started touring SOUTH USA with a few of Brazil’s top functions like Brazilian vocalist Rosa Marya Colin. Since immigrating to Canada in 2006, Marco Castillo has turned into a fixture within the Winnipeg music picture, including regular looks in the annual Jazz Winnipeg Festival.

Music history

Marco Castillo released his debut album, "Brazilian Period" in 2008.This year 2010, CBC Radio Producer Kinsey Posen preferred Marco Castillo to participate the Manitoba Cover Project where brand-new and rising Manitoban artists protected popular Manitoba composers. Marco Castillo's contribution was a Portuguese edition of These Eye by The Figure Who and Neil Young's Center of Gold.In 2012, his second album, "VISIT TO Brazil" earned "World Saving of the entire year" in 2012 on the Traditional western Canadian Music Awards in Regina.In 2014, Marco Castillo became a Canadian citizen and released his 3rd album, "Zabele" that was nominated for "World Saving of the entire year" on the Traditional western Canadian Music Awards in Winnipeg.The melody "Forró No Canadá" from "Zabelê" is a tribute to his brand-new homeland in the Forró design of Brazil and a Folkloric Category finalist in the 2015 Viña del Mar International Tune Festival on the Festival Viña del Mar 2015:

Playing style

Marco Castillo has a number of Latin and Globe Music designs built on the base of jazz. The sound is really as much jazz-infused globe music since it is certainly latin-infused jazz music; one which provides appealed to both jazz and globe music supporters. The songs certainly are a mix of first compositions, traditional parts, and criteria, and performed single, being a trio, and with the 8-piece Brazilian Beats.


Brazilian Season – 2008 VISIT TO Brazil – 2012 Zabelê – 2014