Nation Beat - Thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming meets New Orleans second line rhythms

Date: 
Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
801 S. 48th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19143
United States

The heartbeat of Nation Beat’s sound lies in a deliciously original 21st century fusion between thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms. It is also the vibrant force of their explosive live show, which is frequently known to burst into crowd-wide Carnival-style drumming and singing.

At once following the path of such Brazilian luminaries as Lenine and Chico Science, and forging new trails with a distinct, contemporary interpretation of the traditional 19th century Pernambuco-born rhythm. Percussionist Scott Kettner, a former Latin Jazz Ambassador heads up the band with soaring powerhouse vocalist and rising Brazilian Fabiana Masili and raucous guitarist Mark Marshall whose singular style effortlessly encompasses a wide range of musics – funk, blues, soul and a bit of twang.

The band is further propelled by fluid animated bass and two driving maracatu percussionists.

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