Criolo is in New York. The rapper who, this year alone, has sung with Caetano Veloso and has been quoted – and interpreted – by Chico Buarque, performed on Tuesday in Manhattan. It attracted, among others, Oskar Metsavaht, Paula Lavigne, Mariana Aydar, Gabriel Braga Nunes, Aninha Strumpf, among others …

* On Wednesday, the author of "Nó na Orelha", one of the most acclaimed albums of the year, will take part in a jazz festival at Nublu, a traditional New York club. What is he taking with him from 2011? "The possibility of making music from the heart," he said. About the honors with Veloso and Chico, Criolo is stricken by shyness: "they are sensitive poets."

* In time, Paula Lavigne has recorded images of his appearances here for a possible DVD project for next year. Talk about success!

Rapper Criolo in an exclusive shot by Paula Lavigne: success in New York

By Pedro Henrique França, from New York