Matuto - Brazilian forró meets American jazz, folk, and bluegrass

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Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
801 South 48th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
United States

"The joyous, ebullient music of Matuto merges the forró folkloric music of Brazil with the sounds of all-American bluegrass. Violin, accordion and a range of Brazilian percussion give this band a seductively cross-cultural appeal." Chicago Tribune Matuto's core members share a combined obsession with connecting the dots between Brazil, rural America, and creative reinterpretation of long-standing party-hardy forms.

You'll hear Brazil in the rich tones of Rob Curto's forró accordion playing, in the rural rhythms of maracatu (from the Pernambuco region), in the urban beats of Rio's samba, and in the intricate, chorinho-inspired melodies and American jazz, blues, bluegrass, and folk in Clay Ross's virtuoso flat-picked guitar and colorfully satiric lyrics.

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Arts & Culture
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Arts and Culture
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History and Preservation
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Music
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Folk Arts/Culture
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Cultural Exchange
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North America
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American (United States)
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South America
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Brazilian