The bassist for the band Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleatook a Polynesian canoe class, this Sunday afternoon (5), in Guanabara Bay, in Rio de Janeiro.
The musician was accompanied by his sister, a friend and the band’s official photographer, Anthony Kiedis. The unusual tour was guided by instructor Francisco Câmara Soveral.
Michael Peter Balzary, better known as Flea, entered the waters of the bay for his canoe lesson at around 3pm. The tour lasted about 1 hour.
According to instructor Francisco, the group left the fort and the canoes are from the Rio Va’a Clube, the first Polynesian canoe club in Latin America.
Drummer played in a bar in Rio
Chad Smith, from Red Hot Chili Peppers, plays in a bar in Rio
The musician who had the opportunity to play alongside the world-renowned drummer is Rafael Soares, who was performing at the bar.
Rafael says that Chad approached the stage when the show started. The Brazilian musician then decided to invite the American drummer.
“I gave the drum signal. He got up, sat on the drums, and a crowd came. It was wonderful. I didn’t expect it. I think any musician who plays at night would never imagine that,” he said.
The audience sang with Rafael and Chad hits such as “Será” and “Tempo Perdido”, by Legião Urbana, as well as the hit “Otherside”, by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Red Hot Chili Peppers performed in Rio de Janeiro last Saturday (4), at Engenhão. The band will also visit Brasília, São Paulo, Curitiba and Porto Alegre in the coming weeks. See the dates:
- 07/11: Brasília, Mané Garrincha Stadium;
- 10/11: São Paulo, Morumbi Stadium;
- 11/13: Curitiba, Couto Pereira Stadium;
- 16/11: Porto Alegre, Arena do Grêmio.
Tickets for the shows in São Paulo, Curitiba and Porto Alegre are already sold out.