Brazilian, Social, World Music | Friday, Nov 14, 2014 | 8:00 PM | $26
Come early! At 7:30pm the members of Matuto will offer a free forró dance lesson! And, on Saturday, Nov 15, they will offer a (free) Brazilian Instrument Making Workshop at 10:00 am for all ages.
It’s Brazilian Carnival in the Appalachian Mountains! Drawing on Northeastern Brazil’s folkloric rhythms like forró, maracatu, or coco, and on deep Americana—from bluegrass to spirituals to swampy Louisiana jams—Matuto (a Northeastern Brazilian slang term for “bumpkin”) uses unexpected Pan-American sounds to craft appealing, fun and rootsy music. The result? Rolling drums and quicksilver accordion licks, earthy vibes and thoughtful reflections mingle on the latest refinement of their Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound. We dare you to resist moving to the bubbling Brazilian backbeats, Appalachian melodies, and bluesy riffs. Come early and enjoy a Caipirinha (Brazil’s national drink) and a free forró dance lesson.
This engagement of Matuto is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for Arts.