Classical guitar - Cavaquinho - World music
Rafael Milhomem - Catalão (Goias, Brazil)
Rafael Milhomem is the founder of the power metal band BaRok-Projekto, the first to release an official album in Esperanto. As a composer, he won first place in the 8th European Festival of Esperanto Songs in the category “in studio”, with the composition “Kaŝiri’” of the band BaRok-Projekto, and special prize “musical accompaniment” for the song “Kien vi iros?” in the same contest in 2020. He also received third place in the Concorso musicale Gianfranco of the Italian Esperanto Federation in 2020 for the song “Kien vi iros?”... . He had already been a finalist in the music contest Kanto de la Jaro (2013) of the magazine Kontakto with the title “La plej bona ĉasisto” (the best hunter). In 2016 he received first place in the same contest with the title “Jen nia Viv-River'” (here is our life-river). He was a finalist in the composing contest Novas 3 in Brazil with the title “Ritoalma” (in Esperanto “Ritaro de l’ animo”, in English “Ritual of the Soul”). In 2020 he was a finalist at the "Profissionais da Música 2019" in the category of classical musician.
Besides BaRok-Projekto, Milhomem is also active as a composer, a musical arranger, and a musician, playing the electric guitar in the bands (ex)Sunroad, (ex)Euphony, and the acoustic guitar in the guitar trio El Ligno Trio. Nowadays he is a music teacher in musical-social projects teaching guitar, cavaquinho, electric guitar, flute and participates in the guitar Quarteto de Violões Goyazes.
Rafael has a master of arts degree in music from the Federal University of Uberlândia (Brazil) and received a musical degree in guitar at the Federal University of Goias, Brazil, and specialized in child education. Besides the classical and electric guitars, he plays music on the cavaquinho, the recorder, the Amerindian flute (he makes his own flutes), the melodica (or blow-organ), bass guitar, and percussian instruments.
El Ligno Trio: El Ligno Trio (2006) – guitar trio
Sunroad: Flying n' Floating (2006) – rock band
Sunroad: Ten Years Treating Deafness (compiliation, 2008) – rock band
BaRok-Projekto: Jen Nia Viv-River' (2015) – metal band
Rafael Milhomem: Emanações Harmônicas (2015) – classical
BaRok-Projekto: Sovaĝa animo (2015) – metal band
Rafael Milhomem: Flugantaj melodioj (2018) – classical guitar and cavaquinho
Rafael Milhomem: Kien vi iros? (2020) – World music
Barok-Projekto: Kaŝiri’ – (2020) – single
BaRok-Projekto: Kvin jarcentoj (2021) - EP
BaRok-Projekto: Swallow flight (2021) – single
Rafael Milhomem: La Espero sambas (2021) – single – Brazilian music
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