New York, NY
Date and Time
Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 8:00pm
21+ or w/ adult
Matuto is an international touring band based in New York City, USA. They play a style of American Roots Music they call "Brazilian Bluegrass." Matuto is a Brazilian slang word for "country bumpkin."
Matuto is comprised of Richie Barshay, Clay Ross, Mike Lavalle, Mazz Swift, Rob Curto, Zé Maurício. Employing renowned musicians across NYC’s diverse jazz, roots, and world music scenes, Matuto features violin, guitar, accordion, bass, drums, and various Brazilian percussion instruments: the alfaia (a large, wooden, rope-tuned bass drum), the pandeiro (a Brazilian tambourine), the berimbau (a single-string on a bow struck with a small stick), and the agogô (a pair of small, pitched metal bells.)
It’s Carnival in Recife. It’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans. And watch out: That just may be the Devil spinning through the drunken, dancing crowd, trying to get friendly with the saint in disguise, with the diamond in the rough. The rolling drums and quicksilver accordion licks, the earthy vibe and thoughtful reflections mingle on Matuto’s latest refinement of their Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound, The Devil and The Diamond (Motema Music; release: May 14, 2013).