I am supremely happy to announce that tomorrow night, I have the ultimate pleasure of playing at my favorite venue in the entire city of Rio de Janeiro, Circo Voador! Not only this but I will be opening for one of my favorite bands and one of Rio's favorite bands, Orquestra Voadora, just back in town from their Europen tour dates. This should be an amazing show; as Paris, France brass band heros, Dumb & Brass and Fines Polettes will be on the bill as well. If you made it out to my gig at Teatro Odesseia last week, you know how fun these guys are! The 'Flying Circus' will be rocking and Lapa will be on fire tomorrow night! Do what you go to do but make sure you are there early and are ready to get down!
note: As some of you may know, I had a serious issue with my brazilan visa come up this week and may have to leave the country MONDAY! So, please, come out tomorrow, welcome Orquestra Voadora back to Brazil and help me make this one muthafunkin' despidia to remember! Spread the word, spread the love, spread the funk!
I've just uploaded my set from April 19, 2012, when I played at Teatro Odesseia here in Rio de Janeiro, along side Dumb & Brass and Fines Polettes from Paris, France. This set features some epic soul, heavy funk, smoking soul jazz, latin heat, some afrobeat and a bit more. There are some seriously heavyweight tunes going on here, if I do say so myself!
Man, I'm so hyped for tonights show! It's not often I get to share the bill with live acts and to have the honor to open the show, play in between and then again after the sets of two amazing brass bands from Paris, France has got me bouncing around the room.
As an amateur musicologist, I love connecting dots and tracing paths of migration of different sounds and styles. These two bands have taken a style born on the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, evolved from the French military marching bands of the time, and repatriated it back to Paris, adding their own certain je ne sais quoi along the way. Now they bring this sound to Rio, a city not unfamiliar brass band arrangements, most notably typified by acts such as Orquestra Voadora as well as many other brass-fueled carnaval groups. In short, tonights sounds will be quite unique but at the same time not completely unfamiliar to Carioca ears. In shorter....shit's going to be HOT!
In reverence to the birthplace of this sound, I'll be playing a set laden with down and dirty New Orleans funk as well as a mix of other global grooves. Come early, stay late and get down!
R$ 15 (until 00pm), R$ 20 (from 00 to 1 hour) R$ 25 (after 1am) Teatro Odisséia. Rua Mem de Sa, 66, Lapa. (map)