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)
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