Wednesday, December 3, 2008

BAM presents "Red Hot + Rio 2: The Next Generation of Samba Soul,"

BAM presents "Red Hot + Rio 2: The Next Generation of Samba Soul," don’t miss this amazing event for a great cause on December 4th and 5th.

CéU, Curumin, Domenico, Bebel Gilberto, Janja Gomes, José González, Kassin +2, Money Mark, Otto, João Parahyba, Moreno Veloso join for an All-star Brazilian concert event benefiting BrazilFoundation

In the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Featured artists: CéU, Curumin, Bebel Gilberto, José González, Otto, João Parahyba (from Trio Mocoto)

A portion of the proceeds will benefit BrazilFoundation's AIDS-related projects.

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

Running time: 120min, no intermission
$25, 45, 65

About the artists

CéU - The first international artist to be featured in Starbucks’ Hear Music Debut CD series, CéU reached #1 on Billboard’s World Music chart with her self-titled CD. The São Paolo-based singer blends samba, folk, and soul music and scored a Latin Grammy nomination in 2006 for Best New Artist.

Curumin - Luciano Nakata Albuquerque, born in Brazil to Spanish/Japanese parents, began his musical career at age eight, hence the early nickname "Curumin," a term reserved by Brazilians for their most precocious children. His re-workings of 70s samba funk with infusions of jazz, funk, and hip-hop recently stretched to include sounds from his Asian heritage in his just-released second CD, JapanPopShow.

Bebel Gilberto – A singer born into Brazilian musical royalty, Gilberto is the daughter of singer Miucha Gilberto and renowned musician João Gilberto. Her soulful, restrained blend of Brazilian and international music has earned her multiple Grammy nominations. Bebel released her third solo album, Momento in 2007.

José González - Born in Sweden of Argentinean parents, González makes music that is a combination of softness and passion, a folk style grounded in his early classical guitar training and darkened by his later forays into Sweden’s hard core metal scene. His second CD In Our Nature was released in 2007.

Otto - A percussionist of Dutch and Brazilian descent, Otto is one of the creative forces behind the "MPB"
(Musica Popular Brazileira) scene. His most recent CD Condom Black is an excursion into the hinterlands of his country’s rural folks rhythms mixed liberally with American funk and rap.

Money Mark - Adept at melding funk, jazz, hip-hop, folk, Afro-Cuban, and Latin music as well as experimental noise, Money Mark is a producer and musician who has collaborated with The Beastie Boys, Beck, The Omar Rodriquez-Lopez Quintet, and Jack Johnson. His latest album Brand New by Tomorrow was released in 2007.

Kassin, Moreno, Domenico - Samba super-group Alexandre Kassin, Moreno Veloso (son of Caetano Veloso) and Domenico Lancelotti are a trio of groundbreaking producers and multi-instrumentalists. Their trilogy of collaborations has allowed each of them an equal turn at the musical helm as Kassin +2, Moreno +2, and Domenico +2. Each of their recordings offers a different take on 21st century samba and bossa nova.

João Parahyba and Janja Gomes - One of the true pioneers of Brazil’s electonic music scene, Parahyba was a founding member of the legendary Trio Mocotó, the backing band for the great singer Jorge Ben. His son Janja Gomes follows in the family’s experimental percussion tradition.

(For more info, and to buy tickets, click here)

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