Rose Moraes on vocals / percussion
Rob Curto on accordion/piano
Lucas Ashby on drums/percussion
Roots of Brazil with Rob Curto
Brazilian vocalist Rose Moraes and American accordionist or sanfoneiro Rob Curto come together to explore the roots music of the Northeast of Brazil. This is the music of resilient, hard-working people, and of strong, colorful cultural traditions. From the dance party music of Forró, traditionally played at family events and Saturday night parties throughout Brazil, Carnaval music, or Frevo, from the city of Recife, to Maracatu with roots in Afro-Brazilian religion and culture, this music is both direct, heartful and sophisticated. Passing through Southeast where you hear some Choro, a very classic sophisticated music originated in Rio de Janeiro in the 1870's. It was initially a Brazilian way of playing European dance music, waltzes, polkas, etc. Rose has become one of the most important figures in Brazilian music on the East Coast, with her group Soul Brazil. Rob Curto is one of the original musicians responsible for introducing North Americans to the accordion-driven sounds of Forró, currently leading the touring ensemble Matuto. Together with other veterans of Brazilian music, they present Roots of Brazil a Forro Night.
Tickets: $20 in advance/$23 at door/$10 full-time students with ID