10th Annual VIVA BRASIL! w/Matuto & Samba Trovao, DJ's Luiz Luoco & Miguel De Amor
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Our Brazilian mid-winter dance party returns for its 10th insane year with live samba and forro music and dance lessons, DJs, full costumed carnival performance, and more. With sound anchored by accordion and drawn from Northeastern Brazil’s folkloric rhythms like forró, maracatu, or coco, and deep Americana, blending bluegrass, spirituals and swampy Louisiana jams—Matuto (a Northeastern Brazilian slang term for “bumpkin”) uses unexpected Pan-American sounds to craft appealing, fun and rootsy music. For Viva Brazil, we will have a forró dance lesson beforehand so people can get down to the infectious Matuto sound.