In Brazil, Matuto is slang for Country Boy, but this NYC based group of urbanized virtuosos is emerging as one of the world's hottest international touring acts. Recently awarded the title of "American Musical Ambassadors" by the U.S. State Department, Matuto has been hailed as "seductively cross cultural" by the Chicago Tribune, and praised by the Sun Times as "the height of world music sophistication". As another critic recently admired, "there is without a doubt nothing else out there like it". Matuto's songs can sway hips just as easily as spark insights.
Drawing on Brazil's folkloric rhythms like forró andcoco, and on deep Americana -- from bluegrass to spirituals to swamp jams -- Matuto uses unexpected Pan-American sonic sympathies to craft appealing, roosty, yet philosophical tales of love, self-discovery, and true peace.
Imagine the sound of a Brazilian Carnaval in the Appalachian Mountains. A sound where dynamic percussion instruments rumble beneath blues drenched vocals, telecaster twangs, accordion acrobatics, and folksy fiddle tunes.
Saturday, November 16 2013
8pm (doors at 7:30pm)
Conundrum Music Hall (View)
626 Meeting Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|