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Universal Carnival

by Hugo

A smooth blend of adult contemporary and soulful pop with memorable melodies and contemplative lyrics, including the award-winning songs "Hole in My Heart" " Stolen" and the touching tribute, "Mother Nature".
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1. Universal Carnival
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2. Hole in my heart
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3. Close to me
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4. Mother Nature
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5. Do you remember
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6. All you need
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7. Somewhere
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8. Magic box
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9. Stolen
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10. Gimme Gimme
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11. My love you song
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Hugo is truly a unique artist with the rare ability to please all ages. A true song craftsman, he combines acoustic guitars, drums, percussion, bass, keyboards, woodwinds, and an exceptional voice to weave memorable melodies that express a festive celebration of life. Hugo show-cases an entertaining blend of original soulful pop on his CD "Universal Carnival", and a variety of exotic world rhythms (Latin, Brazilian and African) on his CD" Azania". He has also recorded a CD of Christmas favorites showcasing his smooth velvet voice.

Born on the Portuguese island of Madeira and raised in South Africa, this versatile, colorful musician worked extensively in South Africa, Europe and Brazil before settling in Los Angeles.

Hugo has dazzled local and international audiences with vibrant and exciting live performances at concerts, festivals, amusement parks, film premiers, clubs, resorts, trade shows, on cruise ships, and a variety of other events/venues around the USA in cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Phoenix, Dallas, San Diego, San Francisco, and Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum as well as shows in South Africa, Portugal, Brazil, England and Jamaica.

Hugo's debut album for CBS Records, "Jose Fernandes", earned him nominations for Best Male Vocalist and Best Album on the South African Sarie Music Awards. He regularly appeared on television, highlighted by a one-hour special on his life and music. Hugo has recorded four additional CDs on his own independent label "Hugomigo Music," including an ambitious collection of original world beat songs and an album of Christmas favorites. His music has been featured in television movies and commercials, and a national Billboard song contest recently awarded him a Certificate of Achievement for one of his original songs. Hugo was also presented with honorable achievement awards for two other songs in the International UniSong Competition.

Hugo's joyous, musical celebration is a memorable and unforgettable sensation.


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Rena Harper

Universal Carival CD
This is one of the most outstanding cd's I've heard. I love this cd! It's no joke, I'm very ecclectic in music and I can listen to it all day, everyday and not get burnt out from it. It touches me that way! Azania is another cd I just love. Hugo's sound is so captivating. That's why I can't wait to see what Other music Hugo has to offer! I'm really excited!!

Gary Frieden

Hugo Marvels again!
This amazing CD lets you peer into the artist’s soul – in his happiest moments as well as his introspective ones. And it’s pure joy. The title song is playful and enticing – its energy is infectious, daring you to sing along (which you’re likely to do!). Other songs in this style are “Do You Remember,” with its immediate beat and marvelous instrumentation, and the stellar “Magic Box” which stays with you all day. Hugo surprises us with “Gimme Gimme,” a pure jazz fiesta with a wailing sax and strong keyboard presence – grab someone near you and dance – this song is a party that you won’t want to leave! Hugo reveals one of his other sides with the plaintive “Hole in my Heart,” whereby anyone who’s experienced a loss of love will surely relate – you want to root for him throughout the song. “Mother Nature” is reminiscent of “story” songs (think Donovan, Leonard Cohen, Phil Ochs, and Harry Chapin), exhibiting a true depth of feeling. Another, “All You Need,” has Hugo’s voice resembling that of James Taylor, taking us through a roller coaster of emotions, with hope, of course, winning the day.

And there’s more, but I’ll let listeners discover these gems on their own.

It’s thrilling to see Hugo emerge as an artist to be reckoned with. As with another great Hugo CD, “Azania,” you’ll play this over and over and discover new adventures every time – wonderful music – thanks again, Hugo!