Entries from around the world flowed in as soon as the Maton Travellin’ Photo Competition was announced on Facebook. Ukulele players were asked to send in photographs that involved a ukulele and were in the theme of ‘Travellin”, the title of this year’s world record attempt song.
Voting on Facebook closed last week and we are excited to announce that the winning entry is by Evandro Vedovelli from Brazil!
Evandro is 22 years old and is from Farroupilha, a city in Rio Grande do Sul, a state in the south of Brazil. He’s a musician, and a composer. He plays acoustic guitar, ukulele, Weissenborn and sings in a band called Jacarandá. They are finishing their first CD and it will be launched in August. He said he entered the competition because he’s both a Maton and a ukulele fan. It’s not easy to find ukuleles in Brazil, and generally, the ones available are not of good quality. Evandro bought a Maton guitar whilst travelling Europe some years ago. ‘Maton is more than just I brand, it’s a piece of art. I have a Maton EBG808CL, and it is my little baby, I just simply love this guitar, and well, I was planning to buy one for lots of time, and I checked all the Maton distributors that sell the Maton EBG808CL in the countries I was going to visit in Europe before I travelled. So I bought it and did some busking around the Europe with my Maton. I love how everything that Maton does sounds unique, you can feel that all their instruments are made to get the best of the wood that made the instrument’.